I like it, though its relatively subdued. I like that its a hit effect which makes the combat look more animated that the relatively clean combat we have now. The fact that its blood and gore is irrelevant to me. It is similar as having arrows stick out of their victims. I think thats a cool effect that spices the combat a little. Not that I would throughout my copy of Civ4 if it didnt exist, but its neat. The blood splatter effect seZ created is just like that, simple but cool.