Qualtiy game it really is a good game and prety cheap now as well. I dont want to compare it with Empire total war cause that is an absolute world class game but that is the only thing comparable to this game. You get a little of everything with this game some amazing sim city style building bits where u build up the towns u take. (this game is made by the people who did tropico and these bits feel similar to that i.e building your cotton plants to make cotton for the textile factories etc.). Some really good ship battles now these are almost exactly the same as ETW only made alot more simple for consoles but i really like them easy to control and as u can only use 3 ships you can micromange them all real easy and for some reason hitting anther ship with full broadside never gets old. The trading is also very simple and easy to pick up.
There are a ton of cities on the map about 50ish with 2 main ways to win the game by military or by trading both are equally good. This game wont be every ones cup of tea as it a bit slow paced but if you like stragey games this is probally bar the new xcom game the best the 360 has to offer and at the price a no brainer 5 star.