I find the war aspect to be far worse than Civ 5. In my current game on a fairly hard difficulty, ARC declared war on me and I had to wait ten turns before I saw any of their units (even though they had conquered two other AIs and were close to my border). When they did arrive, they were hopeless and died in waves to my far smaller army. I eventually won the game with an Emancipation victory but it wasn't fun or satisfying they way winning a culture victory in Civ 5 is. I dunno, it's a gorgeous looking game and I love the first 100-150 turns when you are exploring but the click-fest at the end needs addressed!!