This game has a generally boring appearance, but a playthrough of the game will easily show that this game is not boring at all.
Things I like:
•It is easy to align yourself with a specific ideology (capitalism, socialism, etc.).
•The game is simplistic enough to understand, but still allows a general amount of micromanagement.
•The game allows for easy modding and several of the mods look as if they were part of the game.
•The DLC expands the game a great amount and is not very expensive.
Things I don't like:
•The game feels a bit expensive and although I enjoy the game, I was skeptical of buying it.
•The Extremism DLC is not expansive enough (i.e. it allows the ban of homosexuality if you choose, but not the ban of religion, which would be a sort of opposing idea).
•It is ridiculuously easy to be assassinated in the game. You can only assume that you, as a leader of a country, have absolutely no protection and have a target on your forehead. For example, I decided that my country should have retinal scans for those entering the borders (it was a test) and I was assassinated the next turn.
•The game is a bit simple when it comes to names for various groups. For example, if you are assassinated by an ethnic group, it will ALWAYS be the "Black Power" group. This needs more diversity, as black people obviously do not represent all ethnic people.
Overall, I recommend this game, along with its DLC. However, I would wait for a Steam sale to purchase it at a discounted price, because I can't really imagine having a desire to purchase this game if it is over $15 USD.