Summary: My first Total War game. After that, I never looked back! Excellent game in all respects, have not ever had a single issue with it. Loved playing it as a kid, love playing it still today. Great stuff!!
Summary: The reviews are far too optimistic as games are usually reviewed asap from release... the problems of the game are evident with a few campaigns. While the Battle map (or RTS) part of the game is great, the turn based strategy part is full of problems such as lousy AI especially in economy which won't build much units to resist you, or build new techs, and diplomacy that simply does not make sense.
Summary: The medieval period, a time of crusades, inquisitions, the birth of the renaissance, astounding cruelty, immeasuable greed, the rise of new empires and the fall of the old. Kings, Emperors, Khalifahs, Grand princes, Khans, Sultans, and the Pope are the leaders in these uncertain times.
Summary: My perspective of the M:TW is fresh as I have never played "S:TW". With that, if I where accurately describe this game in one word it would be "compeling". This game has also sparked my interest in learning more about the medieval history. Definite replay ability.