I got this game free from the Humble Store and this are my first impressions after completing an 5 hours Skirmish match.
-There is no campaign, you have only the skirmish mode which you can play offline or in multiplayer.
-You get really fast into the game since there are not much ressources and the buildings are pretty much self-explanatory.
-Normal units get pretty fast useless when high-lvl heroes appear on the battlefield, since they casually oneshot entire unitgroups with one attack when they are highlvl.
-Defending and attacking castles/citys feels cool and not too hard.
-The AI is really acting "nice". The AI doesn`t send 781 drones into every corner of the map and is building expansions until you give up because the game would take 2 weeks to finish. They try to handle the threats on their own continents, isles and barely explore other continents with ships.
- The diplomacy system sometimes doesnt make any sense, they declare you war for no reason or want incredibly stupid high tributes from you to stay in peace.
- The graphic looks beautiful and is definetly to enjoy.
All those impressions were made on normal mode difficulty 3/5.
A few weeks ago I bought Fallen Enchantress...Even if I like the graphics from Fallen Enchantress more, the game couldn`t catch me. I can enjoy Warlock way more, thats why I am going to buy the dlc pack when its on sale.