Being a fan of Rome, Total War i had to try this game out. This is exactly like Rome except for obviously the genre is set in the middle ages. Most of the gameplay is exactly the same except there are more playable characters available.
Assassins, spys and diplomats are still available but there is a addition of relgious characters. These characters can claim witchcraft on certain characters, in which they are burned at the stake and taken out of the game.
The basis of the game is to claim as much land as you can, and become the most dominant power on the map.
The fight sequences are very rich in graphics, and you would prefer to play them out than have the computer do it for you.
So if you like spending a lot of time on a game, this is the game for you.