Interesting game, and I like a lot of the ideas. The overall concept is solid, and it implements some brilliant improvements over similar games in places. I really want to like this game a lot more than I do.
But... (and we all knew THAT was coming)
The graphics are tolerable until you get to the hero units. Human models are Not Good. The clothing options feel like they must be at several inches thick in places.
Depending on your chosen 'race', you will have resource shortfalls for a good long while. Also, heroes cost a fairly high amount of upkeep in gold... and when one is available to purchase, the game tends to not give you the option of NOT purchasing.
The entire backstory and current story of the game setting feels a bit bland and unrefined.
and the tech and skill trees are... how to put this... short. on. options.
Overall, while the game is not strictly BAD, it is not nearly as good as the somewhat unfinished, glitchy Civilization 4 TCMod that came before it.
I'm still likely to play this once in a while, but it's just going to send me scuttling back to Fall from Heaven 2. I'm recomending it though, since honestly, it's better than a lot of the alternatives OTHER than FfH2, which can be twitchy.