I was initially skeptical.
Downloaded the demo and had some fun playing the ottomans
The reviews have been pretty good, so I bought the game.
If you enjoy watching paint dry ... this is for you, that said I like HOI III
A lot of it is very non-intuitive, and frankly some of the addition multipliers don't seem to work
And it is slooooooooow - I have a 6 core system with 16 mb ram and fast video. I turned the viseo down, wasn't doing much maneuvering and it took about 4 hours to run about 20 years. Not the first real time real time rts but to darn close for my liking.
Nor do features - tried to declare war a cou8ple of times and had to reload to make it work.
I rebooted a couple of times and that seemed to clear some of the problems.
To make it worse there don't seem to be report bugs forums on their site.
Part of the charm for me was alternate playing some of the other players that had a leg up on the Europeans at the start, Ottomans, Ming, Moghuls and yes Mayan.
Word of advise - good luck with that
I'm hoping it will improve but the last time I was this disappointed in a game was MOO3, Does anyone else remember that clunker????
Positive comment - Kudos to Stardock and the development team, I've been a part oif the beta and sometimes was not impressed with the bugginess and sometime direction. You folks set the gold standard in listening to the player.