I like the Secret Societies mode, I think I'll play with it quite a lot, but there are things about it that annoy me in terms of the design. And it just makes me doubt Firaxis' playtesting, even though Anton specifically said that SS was tested a lot in the livestream they did. Really? Then why doesn't the AI even use its army of Cultists against me? Seems like a pretty basic thing. And I don't understand why they would make Ley Lines a strategic resource type where you can't build on top of them. That alone makes me way less likely to go Hermetic Order. Voidsingers are very powerful and are also fun to use. It's the only one I've played with for an entire game so far and yeah... definitely super powerful. Owls of Minerva seem pretty good but haven't tried them that much. Haven't tried the Vampires at all. I like SS waaaay more than the Apocalypse mode. Even with some problems, it just feels like more thought went into this.