It still feels like exaclty the same game. I mean, they made some tweeks to numbers. Probably took all of 10 minutes. I started a new game and if I hadn't read the forums I would not have noticed a difference. Wouldn't have known there was a patch until I saw resources only give 4 happiness. Maybe I was expecting too much, but changing a 5 into a 4 doesn't make any difference to me. I can still beat the game on emporer and AI is the same as it ever was.