Summary: I downloaded it last night and have played a few hours. The aggressive mode doesn't always work well. Finding the sweet spot, to get the sword icon to appear on hostiles to attack them is extremely difficult sometimes. The same goes with trying to click on specific buildings that are built close to one another - very clunky and inaccurate interface mechanics.
Summary: I wish there had been a demo of this, I would have saved some money. I have played several levels of both the military and the economic campaign also checked out the free build mode. (All Single player) The feel of the game is a lot like Stronghold 1 and 2 with just a nicer interface, which still feels outdated even though the game is hours old. The graphics and the physics are much better than stronghold 2 which is saying they would have been decent 5-6 years ago.
Summary: I am an old school gamer by nature and know things are changing. In addition I also like a fine tuned machine with security in place. This game has great graphics, and some challenging strategic missions about it. My issues are not with the game but the added garbage to get to it. If I purchased a game on disc I should get just the game on disc. The write up stated nothing of the disc loading STEAM on my system which then links me to their site to then load the game.
Summary: Not a great game. Why don't we have a kingmaker mode? Why is everything so slow? The graphics are great, but when you crank it up it's a real drain on the system (and I have a newer computer with excellent graphical capabilities). I love the visuals and the music is amazing, but I was really hoping for more.
Summary: I am a stronghold fan ever since stronghold 1. The only problem would be that this game is sooooo laggy Im pretty sure it isn't my computer. If you are a stronghold fan you can probably tolerate the gameplay but not the horrible lag. the game play is next generation apart from crusader and legends. but they need to patch this game already!
Summary: I had been intrigued by the idea of this game when I first picked it up. However once I got around to playing it I found a bit disappointment. Its level design is a little clunky at times and makes some of the task your given a bit tedious to deal with. I also had a few problems with the tutorial not telling me exactly how all the buildings interacted properly.