great experience, best of total wars since
other things in this game a just very good. both tactical (battles) and strategic levels of game are highly addictive and complex. there is always a great variety of possibilities to advance - be that by intelligence, saboteuring, religious dominance, etc, and of course - open warfare.
i highly recommend this game to any fan on strategy game. medieval total war is probably the best game in genre and few do not know it already anyway.