Finally I got my hands on some fresh gamage, my gaming habits have felt pretty stale over the last few weeks. We have been in the midst of a drought, one that is either about to end or has just depending on your view – but my latest game has been forged in a different fire. I am speaking about Galactic Civilizations 2 and it’s expansion packs, I recently purchased the bundle as a download from the GalCiv2 website.
I’ve been following Tom Francis’ GalCiv2 diary and his rendition of the game sold it to me. Massive sized galaxies, no requirement of warfare – both things I have been looking for in a game, I’ve been looking to find a strategy game where I can focus on management rather than warfare – for some reason I can never manage to play Civ 4 that way.
First, the prelude. Before even playing the game, I had to purchase and download it. This is a process pretty new to me, but getting access to GalCiv2 and it’s expansion packs is the easiest thing I’ve done in a long time.
Although my initial reaction was one a little less excited about the process.