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May 26, 2007

More on Civilisation IV classification

This is not to say that Civilisation IV doesn't thoroughly deserve its PG rating.  I just feel the OFLC should be warning of a broader range of dangers in its consumer advice.  In the case of Civilisation IV, these should include:

  • Addictive qualities.  Any game whose exit dialog includes the option "Wait... just one more turn..." might just as well have a warning on the box saying "Gateway game for crack.  Parental guidance recommended."
  • Weak puns.  The feeble gag about "Caesar" and "salad" alone should have earned them a consumer advice warning, not to mention three quarters of an hour alone in a soundproofed room with Gary "The Cosh" Buttafuoco.
  • That it insists, in game after game, that Buddhism was founded by the Spanish in 3600 BC.

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Glad you seem to be getting more out of it than I managed. I played one game, started another, then decided to sell it to Ray's CDs (now Beatniks). Back to Age of Empires and Obvlivion for me.

Posted by: Robin at May 27, 2007 4:44:00 AM

Nooo... I have spent days reshaping the world with the cleansing fire of jihad. I had to give up Civ after I realized how much of my life I was wasting.

The funniest thing I had happen was while playing as Germany - I invaded France with Panzers and I suddenly entered a Golden Age. I wondered if it was a coincidence.

Posted by: S. at Jul 1, 2007 7:32:25 PM

Have to admit that I am addicted to CivII-IV... even now! :D

Posted by: Jacqui at Sep 19, 2008 1:10:31 PM