Do Not buy this game.
The recent update turned this game into spyware, the new End User License agreement allows the company to collect your personal information including:
Date of Birth
Computer hardware infomation
Software products played
This is purpose to gather this information is to sell it to another 3rd party company. So you are paying for a game that will make money off any data it can collect on you. This is probably a last minute change that the company is making for its earnings report next March to boost the bonuses/earnings of the shareholders of the company.
They rush ahead with updates they can sell while ignoring core components such as world builder. I’m not spending another penny on an overpriced content expansion when I can’t create my own – UNLIKE EVERY PREVIOUS VERSION OF CIV SINCE CIV 2!!!
After finally applying a ‘mostly’ fix to the worldbuilder, I went ahead and bought the new expansion (Frontier Pass). It didn’t install – got a refund. Bought it again via Xsolla a week later and it STILL doesn’t install. Managing updates should be the simplest thing but there is NO support. Your only choice is to get a refund. Once again, my review still holds true. These guys are more interested in collecting money than anything else, including support.
Time for another company to take the next version already. These guys are failing from greed.
Living up to Civ V is not an easy thing, and they understood this and have tried to build on what Civ V was and also change it a bit so people wouldn’t expect the same/be ready for changes.
In general the game is good! I have all the DLC and I don’t have any major issues. I am a pretty low level player in terms of strategies and so on, latest game I just expanded a bit, and then focused on building tall and trying to go for a science/culture victory while supporting my empire with trade and religion (money in-flow). Never built up an army, and I managed to never get attacked. I won by accidental diplomatic victory.
The game is fun, especially if you like Civ V and have enjoyed other similar games too (Endless Legends, Age of Wonders, 4X strategy games like Stellaris, CK2, EU4, and so on).