There's a never-ending supply of critiques that could be made of this nauseating effort. Oh Economist Intelligence Unit, what were you thinking? Why are you manufacturing toys for corporations that want to superficially enhance their "green profiles"? But ignoring the game itself, let's take a minute and look at the fine-print provided upfront on the homescreen.
First of all, the sheer number of caveats outlined are enough to show that making this game at all was a waste of time. If you want to see a live game, watch a broadcast of the House Energy & Commerce Committee on CSPAN. Anyway, witness:
- "...the game does not take into account the time and investment needed to replace existing energy infrastructure with your choices." Not to mention this barrier: the hopelessly distorted global debate over energy issues that has been driven by deliberate and proactive miscommunication from companies like Chevron.
- "Global forces and technological developments may change current and future assumptions." May change? Please.
- "The game simulates aspects of reality, but does not serve as a perfect model of the real world."