As if Civilization IV wasn't addictive enough, here comes enough new content to swell the ranks of CivAnon meetings around the country. Beyond the Sword has pretty much everything you could want in an expansion pack, and then some. A few aspects are disappointing, but most of it is really good.First the bad news: The fancy new espionage feature that lets you spend money and send spies running around the map to wreak discreet havoc? It's a mess. It adds a lot of busy work from the get-go, which wouldn't be so bad if the interface wasn't so clumsy.