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This seems as good a place as anywhere to express my opinion - I don't think Beyond Earth quite lived up to my expectations of it.
This isn't to say that I haven't enjoyed my playtime - it's still a Firaxis game, which means that it's solid, play is enjoyable, and the game is relatively well-balanced. And pretty. But there are still a few bones of contention I have.
- Gameworld details. The designers may have been trying for "vague and mysterious", a la Mitchell and Webb's "Event", but I want to hear about the Great Mistake. What was it, exactly? Who was involved? How did the sponsors come to be? The civilopedia, in addition to having a somewhat obtuse interface (more on that later) is startlingly bare of the kind of rich detail that _m…
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