Originally Posted by humble worm
As for the present games it is the time they take.
I finished with Empire Total War campaign because at some point a battle took me 4-5 hours. Not to mention the rest of the turn. My wife bought me the game for the last Christmas, by the new years eve she cursed the moment
I bought Civ 4 for my uncle because I know how much he liked the previous games. His wife banned him from playing it in less than a month since he got it.