Reviewers Liked

  • Great new mechanics and features
  • Much greater diversity in play styles
  • Exciting endgame
  • New mechanics are well integrated with old ones
  • Additions help create better mid-game content
  • Revamped Trade Routes change game for the better

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Chugging performance
  • AI needs to vote smarter at World Congress
  • Some new elements can be difficult to understand at first
  • Late game still isn't as interesting as exploration
  • Losing a few hundred more hours