I am a long time Civ fan, since the first. Every release has added a multitude of features as well as updating the graphical interface. Civ 5 it seems has only three major things that update it from Civ 4. -An updated user interface and graphics -Hex tiles and one unit per tile -Updated diplomacy There may be minor features here and there, like city-states, but the major ones are listed above. Some things to me seem unfinished. My pyramids in the ocean, red glitchy spots on my tiles. The civilopedia. DX11 issues. In some respects it seemed like they pushed this game out too fast. Does a fancy new UI warrant the number 5? I wanted to praise this game as much as the next person, and who knows, maybe patches will enhance the game, but as it stands right now, it hasnt sucked my life away like Civ4 did.