Just got this and cant stop playing!!! Amazing graphics engine!! Got all the settings on full and runs smoothe as melted ice cream!! Good music, good sound effects! Just think Gladiator on DTS!!!! Game play is very deep though and gonna take time to learn the politics and stuff, this my first Total war game so im sure you vets out there wont have any problem! The tutorial can be helpful, but gets annoying after a while and doesnt explain everything you might want to know in detail. Otherwise amazing game and took the brunt off my HL2 anger!! Just tell me where to sign up! S.P.Q.R !!!!