Report Differentiating Civilizations: Sparta in Gameplay Discussion Posted Sunday at 22:58 · Edited Sunday at 23:08 by BreakfastBurrito_007 A unique feature of a civ is one that departs in some way from the established trend of other civs. Creating an entirely new area of functionality for a particular civ, as was done frequently in Aoe4, is bad and gimmicky, if not impossible to balance. People often complain that Aoe2 civs are "all the same" but it is because they fail to realize the significance of a small bonus or small unique feature or upgrade to certain units or structures or economy. We don't have to do wild new changes in the name of differentiation. We need smaller, but key distinguishing features that players can use to beat one another.