Summary: First what I like.....The graphics are fantastic. Now what I don't really like... The game play is bland. There is nor "strategy" involved in the game. It is still enjoyable to play, you do not have build massive armies and conquer your neighbors, you can explore and build your empire. There are many factors that you cannot control, but you can adjust for (e.g., type of construction and research). It is a great game to just play and build an empire.
Summary: The Brave New World expansion totally changes the game for the better. I can't imagine going back and playing Civ V without this wonderful expansion. The culture and diplomatic victories are much different now and allow for better games in my opinion. It also gives you more to keep track of while playing which increases depth. Of course, the new civilizations are also fun to play around with, specially ones that focus on trade routes, which are also new.
Summary: Introducing new features such as Political ideologies, which fix the mistakes of the previous versions and make the game great. if you are looking to further your Civilization craze, look no further.
Summary: I like the game. If you are looking for a strategic game and have lots of time on your hands I recommend this. I however, have only played it once since I bought it. If you have a busy life, do NOT purchase this game. It is much too time consuming to play.
Summary: This expansion of the original game is a real change to how the game is played. The game still fails to accurately count resources for scoring religion and culture limiting the enjoyment of the game as it fails to give credit for gold mines and other resources. Frustration.
Summary: This game is visually stunning if your PC can run it at Max ... This includes a lot of DLC (NOT Brave Worlds) ... This series has really fleshed out all the different aspects of strategy by the last DLC pack ... Worth about $40 as of December 2013 ...