Summary: The tutorial is absolutely useless, after 3 minutes I restarted and jumped into one of the main campaigns. If your a seasoned pro like myself the learning curve should be no more than 15 minutes. Are the graphics bad compared to other DS titles? absolutely. However GOOD GRAPHICS DONT MAKE A GOOD GAME. Now onto the actual gameplay It's a watered down turned based strat, so you wont have to worry about setting tax rates, making citizens happy, or any crazy build orders.
Summary: Personally I like this except for one problem that the graphics remind me of the original mario games, in other words everything is really pixelized. The strategy is good except that even on the easy mode it still takes you forever to conquer even one city. On an overall it is a good game but I would say that you should get something else.