I'm a massive fan of the books so thought this game would help me understand the positions of the lesser towns/castles in Westeros, but no, they all look the same and are generically named just Town or Castle, the Lord of each faction has the same Avatar, the banners of each unit are too small that even when zoomed in its an effort to figure out which house they belong to. The micromanagement is just annoying, you constantly have to keep looking at each dull town to make sure no envoys are taking it from your control. Just doesn't capture the imagination, it's like a very early Settlers game set on a poor Westeros map. They had a few promising ideas with spies and other minor things but they failed to implement them well. I was hoping for a game where you could recruit knights to your cause from each castle, with their own traits and soldiers, sort of like The Lords of Midnight and Doomdarks Revenge, classic Spectrum games from the past that would fit more with the political intrigue of GoT, but no, here you just buy as many generic knights as you can afford which equals BORING. Save your money and wait for Stronghold 3 which looks much more promising.