I have to say that this DLC was actually recommended by a friend and once it was on sale, I picked it up immediately. Thirty dollars for DLC? You kidding me?! But once I actually played it, I could understand why it was so pricey. It's almost as if you're playing an entirely different Civ game. You can make actual trade routes, have diplomatic relations in which all countries vote for the future of the world, make crazy amounts of art, music, and popular writing to increase culture-- as well as the new feature of TOURISM-- and be able to buy spacship parts if you follow the FREEDOM ideology. I haven't actually tried any of the other two ideologies because I like being able to expand democracy and ♥♥♥♥ off my adversaries by influencing another Civ to join me. FREEDOM rules! But yes, I definitely recommend this. However, I will admit that it has become incredibly difficult for me to win a Culture Victory while utilizing this DLC. It's not a complete problem but I would probably take this DLC off in the main menu or something if I didn't want too much trouble trying to get that achievment. Otherwise, RELEASE YOUR INNER WARMONGER TEN TIMES AS MUCH WITH THIS HARDCORE MAKEOVER OF CIV V!!!