Civ:BE – Biomes and Multiplayer
I discovered something interesting today. Every biome has unique music!
There’s 8-9 soundtracks for each biome, and another 15 that can play on any biome. I’m really happy with the music in this game. It’s more variety in sights and sounds than I got in Civ 5. I tended to play one or two civs most of the time, so I heard just their soundtracks, and all the Civ 5 “continent” terrain sets looked more similar than Beyond Earth biomes.
Multiplayer’s a lot of fun!
I’m playing 2-person coop with a friend vs bots. It’s interesting how trade between teammates counts as internal trade. I also like how the game scales tech costs to keep us from outpacing our opponents (like Civ 5). I noticed an odd tendency to start near teammates in coop. I wonder if that placement is intended, or just random good luck?