Eric "I Love Apples" Eckstein got the chance to play through Civilization 5's latest expansion pack: Civilization 5: Gods and Kings and reported back that it's all structured around three core additions: espionage, naval combat, and religion.
"Quite simply, you gotta have Faith. It's a new resource that is earned each turn by either building shrines or discovering ruins, much like gold, science, or culture. As a nation, you'll need to make a choice as to whether or not you want to go down a faith-based path and reap those rewards, possibly putting your might or social influence at a disadvantage. Eventually, as you earn faith, you'll hit a milestone which opens up the Pantheon of the Gods, which is basically a bonus you choose to affect a city. Do you want to add +1 Culture to your cities, or maybe +1 Food for camps near your city? Depending on how you plan on leading your empire, these are critical decisions."
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