Hey everybody! It's been a while! I finally scrounged up the cash for R&F last weekend and was wondering what people were thinking of it several months after release (I noticed it had a Mixed reception on Steam, but didn't know if that was quality related). For myself, I've played a few games and am unfortunately underwhelmed by it. - Loyalty seems like a non-issue - Governors seem like you have to jump through hoops to make the most of them and their bonuses often aren't worth the maneuvering. Magnus just seems like an exploit magnifier (I swear that's how they chose his name) and the governors in general don't fit the game at all for me. They really break immersion - Ages are alright. I find the golden age saturation to be tough on my eyes, but otherwise they're good. Would've been nice to get more dedication options though - Barbarians are still ridiculous (had three barb scouts from separate camps at my first city at turn 5 on Immortal. Instant restart) - The new civs are largely underwhelming. The copy/pasted leader abilities really turn me off of most of them. This is a real shame since I was looking forward to Scotland and the Mapuche especially (and the Cree, but I have to say they're the best designed civ here. Just a shame the barbs nullify that trader immediately) - Dunno if it's unique to me but my screen glitches out pretty hard basically once a turn. Clearly a graphic card issue on DX11 machines - In terms of positives, the diplomatic AI seems better, espionage combat bonuses are good and the new alliances seem useful. Liking everything on the diplo side My list is more of a first impressions list. I'm curious how people that have been playing it for months feel.