This game is kind of long... You actually don't need to install patches because the original game is fine. Additionally, it's not a complicated game because first, it teaches how to play the game in useful tutorials. I, myself, like the game. This is pretty new kind of strategy; thereby I recommend this game to people who like strategy. On the hand, learning how to control the mouse is one of the criticized parts. Anyway, the whole game is worthed. At the end, I have to say, if you are going to buy the game and you hesitate, just go ahead and buy it.