I think it is great fun. It does need a bit of tweeking but I also think that not everything people say is unbalanced really is. Let's face it, the game has been out a week so it is possible people are still getting to understand it. That being said, I have no doubt it will be changed with patches so if you want to play a finished product then wait. I reckon if you are a fan of the civ games in general it would be hard not to enjoy.