The last time I really got into this game was during the beta. Played for a few weeks, was mightily impressed. However at the time there was yet to be more content being put in. I decided to take a break, well that break became much longer than I really thought.
I saw that it had finally come to gog.com, so I reinstalled and went for a go. Tickle me excited! I jumped into the campaign, noticed that new sovereigns were available, choose one, did the beginning civ stuff and away I went. 2 hours later (mind you its very late at night) gameplay was still as I remembered it. Then I happen upon the garrison tower. Thinking it was a boss fight against one of the Sorcerer King's lieutenants, and with an army not worth piss, curiosity got the better of me. The surprise of story content, the dialogue options, and apparently having high enough wisdom option (great feature) had me sitting in my chair flabbergasted! I have now spent the last 2 days, an inordinate amount of time playing, thankfully not missing work, and look forward to again sitting down and waging war. I will say though, using the falcon to make contact with other factions before one really would is quite hilarious. Oh thats a big lake, I can fly over that.
I just wanted to tell everyone at Stardock and Brad thank you so much. I have a been a fan of the world of Elemental since War of Magic (even if it was not a well put together game). I look forward to the future of this franchise with the anticipation of 3 year old getting his first ice cream.
Oh, and this game has successfully slowed by resolution to spend more time at the gym. Just thought you should know