I think it's deceptively good. It's got a surprising amount of depth, most especially in the diplomacy area. However, I definitely would not say that it's an RTS - it's really a grand strategy game, and feels somewhat like a board game with terrain, models, and animations. Steam forums already have naysayers, but if you're willing to give it a shot (and a bit of thought, given its genre) it's a lot of fun. You pretty much get to be the the lowest of the low on the Sliding Scale of Morality, but on a kingdom-wide level!
i thought it be like total war not very impress on the game but the graphics are pretty good its allot like settlers. im stuck on the pick your allies level i cheat to earlier lol or something because i get it were you use the rogue guy to buy the enemies merchants then it goes to victory but don't go to the next level but i haven't really had time to play it some more
Had hell myself (like always with steam) but very disappointed with the game once i finally reinstalled about 10 times. Seems to be all political and even though i amassed a small army, you really dont need one. I never saw a army from the other houses, even when i attacked their towns or structures. Cooome on!!!!