Unless they've improved the multi model substantially fromShogun, the game was a blast solo but the MP was a lot less so.Does the demo include MP at all? I'd be willing to give it ashot if so, but I'm not looking for more of the same solid soloShogun still has. ;-)Ramses II
The real killer was that you couldn't turn your formations toface a particular direction easily. When the enemy gets a combatbonus for attacking you from the side or back it's prettycrucial to be able to tell your men which way to face when theyget to the fight.
There were some exploits of the morale system as well, most ofwhich I don't actually remember how to abuse. These should havebeen fixed, but you never know.
Giving units engaged in combat new orders sometimes caused themto rout, although some people felt this was realistic it'scertainly irritating.
Patches to the game did not address fundamental conflicts withsome Nvidia drivers as well, and this was a serious problem formy old machine where I had to jump through hoops just to playthe game at an ugly resolution.
I did enjoy the solo game, and I've replayed it a number oftimes, but the few times I tried MP there were a lot of thingsthat I found annoying to relatively few things I found fun. Thegame did have a solid following, however, and it's quitepossible the developers fleshed out all the problems, but I'mnot willing to pay full price for a game that I have reason tosuspect may lack solid multi. It is worth noting that the gamehas met with superb reviews though, if you do get it be sure topost how it goes and I'll reconsider. :-)