Can't find a thread on here, but I downloaded the demo this morning and was going to have a quick go on it while I drank a cup of tea. 2 Hours later I remembered I had to go to work!!! This game is really pretty dam good. You could sum it up as Elite on Horses. It is the same open ended gameplay, do you want, pillage or trade or bounty hunt. The graphics are serviceable and the combat mechanics are not too shabby either. I would really recommend this game, I think it says something when the Gamespot review is at 6 and the reader average is 8.9 from over 1500 votes. The "professional" critics seemed to have missed the point with this game and despite it not having millions of dollars in production values, it actually provides a lot of fun, just building up an army and ravaging the lands. It is a shame it has been so lambasted for lack of storyline, Elite was one of the best games of all time and the storyline that game had was virtually nil. The demo is available through steam.