I played the first TotalWar that ever came out and have been a fan ever since. This game continues on the same track with an update of the first Medieval series. They did an outstanding job. Of course, there are a few things they could have done better, but not much.
The game have great graphics and sound. The interface is good and well suited. The units are also a good mix. About the only thing I would like to see is a few additional diplomatic things added.
One thing I especially liked about this game is the fact that you can play the game out to it's conclusion of taking over the entire known world (at least to the dipshi+s that ruled europe then.)