Wow, i really get your point regarding graphics and stuff... But i just think you pre-ordered the wrong game.
Yeah, right. I'm 32 years old, I play games (every damn videogame genre, to be more specific) since i was five, and now looks like you want to teach me what game is right for me.
There are enough people around that would risk diabetes considering the eye candy they need in their games, but this isn't elemental's style.
Oh, come on, you can just say it is not Elemental strong point. It will sound far more honest.
As far as i saw, it's a more minimalistic aproach. Everyone remembers masters of magic not for it's top notch graphics, but it's lasting gameplay.
Yeah, but there is a problem here, and the problem is: I actually find Master of Magic far more pleasant to the sight than Elemental. At least so far. And believe me, I'm not in a nostalgic mood, I cn say it cause I just played it for a few hours, just before posting.
Plus, so far it still even more fun and compelling to play, but of course I'm suspending my judgment here, cause Elemental Beta 1 is substantially an early alpha.
P.S. I know, my english sucks. Sorry about that.