For certain a great title for people interested in running an empire and raging battles in the process.
What I didn't liked is battle AI. It is just too poor to make any challenge. Extremely dissapointing.
Second what I didn't liked is the campaign map. Just doesn't blend in fluently. Simple MTW campaign map was far better. Why give options to create forts if no body will ever attack them or use them.
But hey, it is still a great game...