I got my copy of Galactic Civilizations II today. I ordered it on Monday. That’s a really good turnaround time for orders. Nice going.
The printed manual is quality, and they also included a poster showing the entire tech tree for the game, which is quite large.
I’m happy with the game so far, but now I see there is a lot more in here in addition to the game. There is a special serial number for downloading “additional content”. I’ll have to see what that is as well.
This reminds me of the old days of computer gaming. Before clumsy copy protection. Before printed manuals were converted to on-disk PDF files. Before we started getting paper sleeves instead of jewel cases for our disks. I feel like I’ve just done business with someone who wants me to be happy with the transaction.
Note to those people: I am.
UPDATE: According to this post, they have sold more copies in the first 10 days than the total retail sales of the first GalCiv in its entire history. They are now on their third run of CD’s, and are having trouble meeting demand.
Wow. I’m glad I got my copy. If I’d waited a bit longer I might have missed out.
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