Summary: If you like turn-based 4x games, this one is good, and it will probably get better as Stardock works on it. I'm running it under XP on 2 computers, both fairly up to date and the problems are the same on both. I've got the standard version and right now it's updated to the 1.07 patch. Oh yes, it does have problems (see the other reviews). My personal big gripes are slow loading and erratic scrolling. 1) While the game is loading, you can definitely take a coffee break.
Summary: Elemental is one of those games that comes out and sucks you in. The following are the pros and cons of the game as of release. Graphics: 9.0 - The graphics style is one of those that is 'Meh' in screen shots, but amazing when you are actually playing and have the animations going. Gameplay: 10.0 - If you like any 4x games, this game is a must. City building, researching, exploring, etc are all top notch.