This game is under rated and is lots of fun!
If you like the sims, you'll probably like this game, it requires alot of management, like resource gathering and such, and there are many kinds of resources to gather. There's also quite alot of buildings to build and upgrade.
the only complaint i have with the game is the military portion of the game. there isn't really much of a variety of military units, and it could have been improved. managing your military units is really a pain, i wish it could have been like starcraft's which is much more user friendly.
but if you're not into war games, and you prefer the more peaceful resource gathering and building games, this game is for you.