Gotta say, this game was a disappointment. If they didnt have that uber collectors edition, I probably wouldnt have bothered.
Skirmish maps are over in 10mins, Siege maps have a crappy time limit, so by the time you even get your forces into position the game is half over, theres no customisation in terms of skirmish map options like Age of Empires does, map choices...what are there, a whole 5? What the hell is that about? Little choice in terms of units and armies (wheres my Bloodthirster!?), Duelling is frustrating since you either have to watch your hero and kill theirs while the rest of your troops get attacked, or watch your hero die while you are directing your troops (I thought the troops would stop fighting while the heroes duel.. -_-), campaign mode is ok I guess, nothing special..., the units move far too slow, especially knights....come on, you're on horses for crying out loud, dont just crawl there
The game is running way too slow for a high end machine, loading times...pfft wont even go there....I'd hate to see how online modes handle..
I'd just skip this and get BFME2: Witch King expansion.