HUGE improvement from Medieval. Map is amazing gameplay amazing, sound is amazing though there are some songs that are from previous Total war games but oh well they're amazing anyway. Gameplay is amazing in war. Hmm....played this game for a very long time and i'm waiting for the next one Medieval 2.=-) cannot wait this amazed me to the top and .......it's hard to explain. I love it. I fell in love. Though some history and how the units look are a bit off but they are tiny errors. But rebels piss me off, only annoyance in the game when you play on very hard mode. YOu think you wiped out about more than the world when fighting rebels.