Actually played my first game to completion today... holy hell of a disappointment. 52. WTH does 52 mean? Yes, I could have dominated the last guy, but I was tired of mopping up - so I allied them. Bigger score with domination? 52% of the game completed? 42 I could understand, but 52? I want graphs, metrics, game history. I want to see how the enemies did, how they did against their opponents, and then how we did against each other. I want a lot of things I guess, but all this should be in the system already and need a pretty wrapper.
Really disappointed in the end game. I had a slow start but then dominated. Opponents all had either the "you are dominating me" or the "you have all the shards" comments in the foreign relations screens. That's nice, they were also all buddy buddy all game and let me have ruinous treaties with each that let me get bigger. I started systematically mopping up. They barely reacted. All the other civs should notice something was going on. Oh wait, I bribed them all to fight each other first...
I'd kind of be ok with that at this point, diplomacy needs a lot of work. The end game screen was REALLY lame though...52. Everyone's living happy due to my diplomatic doodads. whee.
I like the game, I have fun building up my empire, exploring. Combat still needs work, but ok in a WIP context. Diplomacy is bad. End game is bad. Enemy empires were pretty good sized. Altar was bloody huge. Then Altar's sov got killed in another AI's lands, then poof. Altar had even built some 8 unit companies and I was looking forward to facing them.