So, Beyond Earth came out with a new patch that’s pretty freak’n addictive, and I’m going to do a review of it in this space sometime over the weekend, and update it with the next comic.
The nitty gritty of it is that I think Firaxis largely fixed the gameplay issues, and the game has the potential of being as addictive as Civ V. I have a few other gripes, though, and I’ll get into those after I’ve had some time to percolate over the time I spent not making comics to point and click at an alien world.
Getting Beyond Earth to unbreak on my computer meant also getting Civ V to unbreak, so my source of cocaine is back in two forms. Want to play alongside me? Here’s the game I’m in right now.
Scenario: You are Siam on an island full of city states and natural wonders. Venice and Spain are your neighbors. You’ll need all the DLC, because I’m a goddamn junkie. The link above should go to some screenies and a turn 00 autosave though. If you play along with me, I’d love to see what you end up doing!