Some of my observations: Game play is very smooth, I am playing on ultra with a 970 and it is very very good... no major bugs to find as of yet. The strategy side has been dumbed down a lot by turn 50 I had already upgraded my main province fully... economy is a bit different too. I wouldn't call it broken just a different approach then previous games. Battles are awesome watching your calvary smash into infantry and having the infantry tumble about has a fantastic feel to it reminds me of Rome 1. Have only played the empire and it gets very hard playing them once chaos starts attacking... over all a great game.