The game definitely needs to be patched, because it only utilizes 50% of my gpu. Though my 2GB of ram is maxxed out.
Like bp wrote, I like how different the various factions are, which adds to replayability and you need to know all the factions units. For instance, I play as Athens and they have only one sword wielding unit, but a trillion different spear wielding units. One of the factions main units are cavalry archers, while the northern factions have many different 1h weapon wielding units.
There's a lack of online battles though, but that might be because everyone is playing the campaign atm. One thing you need to try is to play online campaign with a friend. Get on skype or something and it is much more enjoyable. You might want two monitors though, since there's quite a long break between your turns
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