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While some strategy games may offer shared victory and team play, diplomatic relations tend to be restricted to a binary choice between an ally or enemy.
4X games often allow more complex diplomatic relations between competitors who are not on the same team.
Emphasis is placed upon economic and technological development, as well as a range of non-military routes to supremacy.
Games can take a long time to complete since the amount of micromanagement needed to sustain an empire increases as the empire grows.
Sid Meier's Civilization is an important example from this formative era, and popularized the level of detail that later became a staple of the genre.
Researching new technology will grant access to new combat units.
4X games are sometimes criticized for becoming tedious for these reasons, and several games have attempted to address these concerns by limiting micromanagement, with varying degrees of success.