Not the best Total war I've played. By far. They seem to have fixed many bugs and issues at this point, which is great, but there are still some there and a lot of features (basic things that should be in the game) are missing.
The first naval battle I played was completely broken - the pathfinding is worse than Shogun 2's (and it's pathfinding wasn't bad), and the ramming mechanic does not work.
Each time you get rammed by a ship your ship stops completely. For no reason. I understand that the ship would lose momentum, but it would not freeze up fully. If you get rammed by multiple ships in succession then you cannot move or escape. You move forward slightly then freeze, until your ship is sunk or you are luckly enough to escape.
The Campaign UI is terrible and lazy. You can tell they just couldn't be bothered thinking of a more aesthetic way of showing units or buildings, instead they went for a strange "Greek Pottery" look which requires little effort/time and as a consequence is unappealing. Some UI textures are missing in the game, instead there are generic "black boxes". Basic UI which should be simple is confusing.
Diplomacy is missing important features such as "being able to change money offered/demanded by typing". Why is this not in the game?
There are also no family trees, skill/trait trees and the technology trees are inconvenient and unsightly.
The biggest problem with Battle UI I had is that special abilities look the same as standard command, and that the "aide de camp" keeps popping up in the top left corner annoyingly. Battles are fine for the most part, but it's a shame that only certain settlements have walls, so that means it is a lot easier and a lot more boring to siege towns and cities.
The province system is a good idea but linking public order and culture spread makes no sense. I assume like most things in this game, it's something you're forced to get used to.
Most generals say Roman style speechs - which are not cinematic. There are virtually no movies at all, just the advisor introduction speech and a few minor movies for events.
I cannot send units individually off, instead each army requires a general.
Music is dull. Simply just dull. It just further blunts the game.
They still haven't fixed core mechanics of the game, and new additions like revamped politics don't make sense at times and aren't interesting enough.
I just can't enjoy this game. It's not a bad game, but it's not good either. I know I haven't played long but they do need to fix this fully, in terms of UI, Naval battles and music, but it's unlikely the developers will. They still haven't fixed Empire: Total War.
Don't buy it at full price, wait until they release a more fixed and cheaper Edition with DLC included. Or do one better -buy Shogun 2 instead. It isn't broken or missing features, the music works and the UI fits. You can tell they put effort into that game. More than this one at least.