Summary: Games like Civilization and Master of Orion 2 suffer from end-game complexity--they're fun while your civilization is small, but in order to do well, you need to have a large civilization, and as a result, you're playing for the "reward" of the game getting too complex to be fun. Further, such games have turns of variable length--sometimes nothing happens for many turns, and then you discover a tech and change what you're building, and that one turn takes a long time.
Summary: I already had Heroes of Might and Magic III before but not the add ons afterwards or IV. I always loved III and was interested in getting this full versions of both. I was not really expecting much, but the game dvd I got, definitely works and it's just as fun for me like it was before. I get really addicted to this game for some reason. It is working even on my Windows 8 computer. It crashes on occasion but it's no big deal.