This game is great for a strategy buff like me, you can purchase units for your army, and upgrade them or customize them, great range of units and deep strategy. You you can zoom right in during battle which looks cool during battles. It does take some getting into though, You can also increase the difficulty if you want a challenge. only trip-up is graphics are bad in some parts, great in others. Not a kids game as you need patience to enjoy it, could have been better but i give it 4/5.
I did quite enjoy this title though it plays quite basic. The formula is fight a major battle and grind to level up through minor skirmishes to give you additional and improved troops for the next major one. Ignore the video shown,the battles shown appear more epic than I have experienced and you will be playing this with the camera zoomed out unfortunately it then starts to look like a pig! some of the maps end up looking sub PS2 with their lack of detail (English campaign lvl13). Some battles are far too easy (Crecy in 3 mins - Not good!) and then there are the difficulty spikes (English campaign lvl13 again!) meaning more grinding to further improve my army, I haven't tried this online maybe between friends it could be ok? and don't get me started on the cut scene videos History the american version... Hmm.