I never even imagined that they would come out with a Civ V with Civ IV being such a great game. Even after its release I was not sold on its nuances. But with some patches and the two great expansions it has become even better than Civ IV! I love the Strategy in not being able to stack units, You have to be able to think through what your are going to do instead of just sending a huge stack of troops with no thought involved. How you must balance all aspects of your empire instead of just focusing on only one i.e, build to many troops you run out of money, build to many cities your people become unhappy, attack too many others there are consequences. You will enjoy this game, for many turns.