Great potential tarnished by poor translation and a few minor animation glitches.
Well, unfortunately, the first thing you notice when you're getting your training missions at the beginning is that the story and dialogue suffered in translation. Ther are awkward turns of phrase, and even typos present. I thought to myself, hopefully, "This is just a demo, when the full game comes out, they'll have fixed it." Sadly, I was too optimistic. Nothing has been fixed in that area. If that sort of thing bugs you, it'll nag at you as you play. If it doesn't, you're likely to have a wonderful time.
As it stands now, I think I will reload Disciples II into my gaming rig, and eagerly await the release of Disciples III in Q1 2009. Even though it appears it's not going to be released by Strategy First, I'll keep my fingers crossed.