This was a game that I was looking to purchase for a while. It had many positive reviews and the premise of a world based strategy to combat "real world" issues seemed interesting.
My excitement to play the game however, lasted only a few minutes after launch. There is no tutorial, there is no "realism" and there is certainly no way this game is ever going to be re-installed on my computer.
The premise of humans being able to somehow control Climate Change whether it be human caused or not is a joke. This game was obviously designed to promote a European mindset of humans suck and the only hope the planet has is to kill millions of them at a time. War, Famine, Strife, Economic Turbulence, etc...all occur in the real world, too bad the game makes these incidents completely absurd and the game play becomes nothing but frustrating.
The animations for news are useless as well as the special attention to show you how horrible the planet looks after global warming at the END of the game! Who cares! Spend less time on graphics and more on substance. It is a GAME, not a guilt trip. If the intention was to alert people to the problems on the planet, we have the nightly news for that. Games are an escape and this game is certain not that.
The use of cards and being able to use and not use certain cards based on available "points" and funds is silly. A game wanting to take on such lofty aspirations of helping humanity should allow the player to use thought, planning and basic analysis. Not only that, but a simple tutorial is essential. I gave my girlfriend an opportunity to play this game and her reaction was the same, if not more forgiving. Funny thing was that she scored more points than I did...and all she did was click randomly on cards until the Initial North/South Africa scenario calendar was finished.
All I know is that I wasted a few $ and a couple hours of my time. No big deal, life is full of mistakes...the key is NOT to repeat them. Hence, I would recommend that you skip this game and save yourself your precious time and money. Save the world another day...and with another game!