Unlike some of the strategy gamers here, I find CiV to be the proverbial breath of fresh air in the Civ series. I have enjoyed myself immensely after I hesitatingly bought this title. Here's why - 1. One Unit Per Hex - I love this feature. No more silly stacks of doom to manage or contend with. 2. City States - Very neat how they are incoprated. Instead of demanding or conquering Elizabeth for that only Oil reserve near me - I can ally with a CS who will offer me a share of their resources. 3. Cities Defend Themselves Great feature as well. Again - no more building 40 units and planting them in your city. 4. Resources I no longer feel like my game is solely determined by where the strategic resources spawn. 5. Embarking Makes getting your units off that island less of a chore. Yes the game is simplified compared to CIV - but I'm enjoying it's streamlined approach. I certainly have the one-more-turn fever back.