Anyone play it yet?
It's not out here until Friday, and I wont have the time to play it even then, but I tried out the demo tonight for an hour and it's as addictive as ever. Hexes are great, they shake up the gameplay a fair bit. It's fantastic that cities can defend themselves now, it allows you to explore earlier without the threat of barbarians pillaging your land. City-states are good, they make the map feel more active at the beginning. I didn't figure out how to get citizens to work specific tiles, I really hope they haven't removed that from the game because it was constantly putting workers on tiles I didn't want it to.
I played for 100 turns, then it kicked me off.
I might not get another chance to play it for another 2 weeks.