From: New York, N.Y.
The tactical battles are wonderful, remarkably tense and involving, and really requiring your input, your decision to be bold or cautious as the fight evolves. I had no idea how wonderful the tactical battles were when I bought the game. The game allows you to outfit individual units (e.g. a military band to rally troops, improved weapons, scouts...) and the tactical battles make very clear how important these can be, so choose wisely (and be lucky). My advice? Figure out what portion of the game price seems excessive, and then cut back on drinking or eating by that amount, or skip a movie or two . . . then buy the game. There are so many user-adjustable features that the game will likely be right for you.