I share your sentiments exactly, Sumac. So far I'm finding the game very drab and for the most part...uninteresting. I suspect the fault lies largely within myself, though...as I never found archeology and the study of ancient civilizations all that exciting.
I was hoping this game might exceed my expectations and spark a new interest for me, but so far that hasn't been the case. At this point, I'm mostly impatient to get out of these dark drab caves and into some more colorful scenery. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" />
I suspect I'll eventually change my opinion of the game...if I ever get out of this depressing atmosphere.