From: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
I understand your point of view Twotribes, but games *do* evolve, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Take for instance the Strategic Command series by Battlefront, SC I is a lot different from the latest installment "Breakthrough", most boils down to added complexity which IMHO Hubert has done very well. The CIV series I'm not so happy with, the best ...again in my humble opinion... was CIVIII, CIV IV and V gave me no joy, the added complexity did nothing for me so I stopped playing it. Again the same with the Baldur's Gate series, the first two were absolutely stunning, groundbreaking, after that they ruined the game by making it a hack and slash action RPG.
There is indeed a fine line between "improving" a game without destroying gamefun.
But, sofar Vic has done a great job.