I have played Civ 5 for a couple of years. I loved that I was able to choose science, arts or diplomacy to win. I felt terrible destroying barbarian villages (it took me a good 50 games to realise that barbarians could not be reasoned with no matter which civ type was pursued, I kept trying to leave them to their own devices. Query: why not grant them land to be who they are - I wish my distant ancestors had made this deal with the aboriginal people? ). I liked that I could keep a sensible defensive force while focusing on science, arts or diplomacy. Waging war made/makes me uncomfortable. I hated the mods for this reason and never got more than 70% of badges. Trying other games made me feel that at least Civ product accommodated a female (rational) perspective of rationality over war. It's devastating to me that this product is morphing to yet another war-based game. I've played several CIv 6 games and am underwhelmed. Everything but war is harder to work towards. The game is so slow I'm losing interest. The barbarians are so much more powerful and prolific that my efforts to create a balanced civ are utterly thwarted. Unhappy that I've spent USD$70/$90 aussie bucks.