Its been a while since Ive played a good game of Civilization. Usually, I pick it up and play for an extended period of time. Then there are times when I do not play for a perhaps a month or two. Before the last time I had put it down, was after the release of Brave New World. I did like a lot of the features that were newly included, but was dissatisfied with issues such as lax AI aggression. The other night I played a very good King game with Babylon, and I must say Civ V: BNW feels pretty much ideal to how I would like it to play. The AI was sufficiently aggressive; and BNWs WC and UN features feel well integrated into the game. My last game was epic, and was definitive as to why I love the Civ series. I was surprised as to the new victory condition of Domination; now you must control everyones capital, not just the remaining sovereign ones. The end game was truly enjoyable, and exciting. I was Babylon, and had pursed Autocracy; in control of the western hemisphere. My final rival was the Ottoman Empire, who was investing in order; in control of the eastern hemisphere. I had made all of the CSs my allies, and declared Autocracy to be the world govt. I had used the UN as a means to vilify my rivals, causing civil unrest in their own constituency, whistle waging a world war on them. Civilization V in its current form is absolutely amazing, IMHO. Sometimes I think about how vanilla Civ V played, and think to myself, maybe theres still hope for Rome II: Total war to get its act together.