I found Stronghold 2 to be fun but I also found it to get boring very, very fast. The game seemed more like ‘SimCity’ medieval style then a combat RTS, which I may have missed the boat completely on what the game was about before buying it. For castle building game it is very fun and interesting. The peasants move very slow and you must understand the tech tree before doing anything, which I found refreshing since you shouldn’t be able to make blankets without wool! The graphics are great. While I noticed one review saying there was a framerate issue I have yet to experience this myself. I am running a Pentium 4 3.06 processor, 1 GB of RAM and have an nVidia 6800 GT video card. I’ve experienced no problems with performance in any aspect of the game. The quality is very good. The peasants say some funny things but that gets a bit repetitive. You are in to medieval times and castle building is your thing this is for you. If you want a combat intensive game I would suggest something more like Rome Total War or Warhammer 40,000.