Sepiche wrote:For a fairly complex game Gal Civ 2 has good AI.
If you set the AI at a dumb level you will sometimes get a message from an AI player to the effect that "I see what you're up to, and if you hadn't hindered my intelligence I would stop you. Just so you know." It's one of the few games that actually has AI intelligence settings (rather than just overall difficulty) -- and one of the even rarer games where you don't necessarily want to dial it up to maximum.
For the first year or so after GalCiv2 came out, the developers analyzed saved games uploaded to their Multiverse and used player strategies to improve their AI. It anticipates the victory condition that you're going for and actively tries to block you from achieving it.