Just as epic as i remember it. Bought it on Steam just for memory sake and am loving it. By far one of my top favorite strategy turn-based games. Reminds me a lot of Heroscape, but massive proportion.
-Massive replay value.
-Several races, each race having their own large set of creatures and spells, pros and cons.
-You're free to play how you want to play and have your own strategy, regardless of whether or not it actually works. Parties dont have to have heroes. And besides the alignment penalty, you are free to mix, match and group any units you want in a party.
-AI is actually intellegent. Very little foresight but AI characters usually dont make blatantly stupid mistakes.
-"Board-View" zooms in to "Battle-View" when fighting. It is still turn based and can be manually controlled, auto-pilot, or skipped all together if you're not one for battle strategy (... but then you probably wouldn't be playing this, would you? But it does make the game faster).
-Turn-based play makes it possible for multiple human players to play with each other on one computer.
-Not the greatest graphics but it was made 10+ years ago, so not unexpected.
-If manually played out a single game on a Large board with normal-hard AI opponents can take several weeks of casual play to complete.
-Takes a while to get use to the rules of the game. Things like; certain flying creatures can't be attacked by ground units, or the fact that allied units and cities of the oposite alignment have a chance of rebelling every turn and becoming enemies. These types of detailed rules can make the game frustrating if you forget them.
All this said:
This game is easily worth double what they're charging.