Excerpt: Just as in my original Civilization V review, I'm going to be completely upfront about my unabashed bias regarding the franchise. From the second I heard about the existence of the expansion (and the accompanying patch which brought the much awaited multiplayer animations), I scrounged the Internet...
Conclusion: Gods & Kings is by no means a perfect expansion, but if Firaxis delivers another one or two packages that contain the same amount of content, then Civilization V will probably fulfill its potential and become the best turn-based 4X video game in history.
Pros: + Religion is fantastic, + New leaders and civs, + More late game options
Cons: - Problems with the A.I., - Espionage lacks punch
Conclusion: All of these little changes go a long way to help make the game feel different. It’s still that same great Civ experience, but it adds a lot more and does some smart things to change up the balance.
Excerpt: "An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo Civilization V: Gods & Kings is finally upon us, and as someone who plays Civ5 regularly, I felt its’ impending release last week with the pre-launch update on Steam, which added in Steam Workshop features...
Conclusion: If you have never played a Civilization game before, there is never a better time to start. And for those who have played countless hours of the Civilization series, then you'll definitely enjoy the inclusions that Gods and Kings brings to the latest incarnation.
Summary: In comparison to the previous stream of DLC that has come from Firaxis, the Gods & Kings expansion represents a giant leap forward. While others have just extended what the game was already capable of, the expansion creates whole new strategies and ways to play the game.
Pros: • Religion is great, • Espionage is still great, • New Civilizations are a solid improvement
Cons: • Espionage is not as prominent as I would like, • Price might be a little high for new players
Conclusion: The real question is though – is this expansion worth your money? We’d say yes. A lot of these improvements were needed to make long protracted games more interesting, and there’s less of a sense of leaping through the eras (especially the pre and early industrial eras) without really getting a...
Excerpt: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings Review The original Civ V is one of those love it or hate it games. Its streamlined approach to world building make it more accessible, but longtime players will tell you it sacrifices some of its depth in the process.