It is nice to see someone who has the required hardware to appreciate Civilization. (I mean braincells) Most games seem to focus on graphical violence and very few on brain power. A type of paradox is that Civilization is probably the most violent games out there (have you ever conducted a genocide killing millions of people) yet it is as non-graphical as it can be. Most people that enjoy violent games would never enjoy civilization.
Too bad the guy has not played BtS yet. BtS does go beyond anything so far and I hope to see another review once he plays that.