I’ve started playing Alpha Centauri
It’s quite fun so far! Of course I picked Gaia’s stepdaughters, I adhere more to the principles they enshrine than the others, as they are environmentalists and more liberal.
I do like the thematic of the game, and how each faction represents a philosophy for humanity’s future. And I do like how the faction leaders are diverse. The one complaint I have is that the collectivist totalitarian faction, the Hive, is led and represented by a Chinese guy. Sigh.
All the factions seem cool in their own way, though the one faction I categorically refuse to even try are the believers (religious christian fanatics led by an American woman). No thanks.