From: My Own Private Hell
have to admit 77$ for a two year old game seems pricy, and its not a AAA game. according to reviews it sounds like the first expansion is almost 100% needed to enjoy the game.
I do have a strong interest in this game but the price is just to far for me.
You need all three IMHO. They havent just been expansions but upgrades, DW was slated for its poor UI when it came out, the problem was addressed with ROTS which also added more content etc, with Legends, being able to see your empires sphere of influence, the empire characters and the updated GFX engine really do make a lot of difference to the game, and yet again the UI has been updated. There is a sticky on here for suggestions, the developer goes through it, hence the upgrades and IMHO one of the best 4x there is at present.