I am a big fan of the Lords of the Relm series, but I must admit that after only owning this game for one day, I am forced to trade it back in, what a dissappointment. I knew with the price that is wasn't going to be a great game, but didn't expect what I got. If you have played either of the two previous versions of this game, you will know what I am talking about. You don't control the building of your armies, or what your countries produce. All you do is pic a vassel and let them do everything and then you march your pre-determined sized army (oh sorry, you can combine them, but still have set limits), and march around and attack your enemies. So, you basically do nothing in this game. You just fight battles if you feel like it and even those aren't all that exciting. The battles are similar to Medieval Total War, but less detailed and not near as life like. The graphics of this game are great, but the game play itself is awful. I was really looking forward to this game, but wish I had saved my money. If you new to the whole Medeival strategy game style, then this game my be a good learning tool, but for those of us that have played Medeival Total War, Age of Empires and the previous Lords of the Relms games, you will find this game boring and not worth the money. I know, you are all just saying the same thing I said when I read the reviews of this game.... he just didn't like it and is bitter. Trust me, I said the same thing and went out and bought it today and now I am hoping the EB will give me at least a couple bucks for it to try and buy something else. So, for those of you on the fence about this game, I hope it helps some and for everyone else, try it at your own risk. Enjoy!!
"Ave Caser, morituri te salutant"