Getting back into Civ has been a blast for me so far, the new expansion really adds alot to the game. Just finished my first game with the new expansion and had a great time with it, i really love the new trade route system and the Ideology tree, makes cash rain from the sky and happiness easy as hell to get.
Despite the focus on overhauling culture in this expansion i still went for a domination victory, played as the Vikings and still had no real issues with the AI besides Ceasar making a early go at me and one of Austria's city's had like 125 defense or something so i had to nuke it like 3 times. Might go on a higher difficulty next game, but i guess i dont personally look for a challenge from Civ, its the journey not the destination... or something.
Really enjoyed the way great works are presented, and archeologists seem neat from what i gathered, though i didn't go real deep into that stuff yet. Also like the way you can plunder trade routes, was getting 200 gold a pop on these at one point. Though its not as impressive when your taking in 300 gold a turn. and that could have been much higher but i was only trading with city states as i was at war with most of the other civs.
Might try for a culture or science victory which i have never actually gone for before next game, it dosen't seem as boring as it used to be with all the new works and such. Hows your experience been with it so far?