When comes to battle, you can choose from quick fight or you can take a lead of your army. Fights are good and interesting. You can choose a option to siege a town, or assault on them.
How you can see, graphic is not much. That is now very old game from 2005 but is still interesting and for me i like it even more than some of the new similar games like medieval.
You can upgrade your city's, build army and many other things. Your money is gold, gold is made by merchants. Merchants are most important for your game but you must be careful. If you (you are a King) put your son for a merchant or a spy and if he gets killed and you have no other male children, your empire is close to his end. Furthermore, you can gain territory with marriage, buying or simply concurring.
Most difficult thing is that you can't have more than 9 royal participants. So, you must well organize your empire because you cant have infinite generals, merchants or spy's. You will need big army because of riots in occupied territories. Your goal is off course, to conquer Europe.
This is one fight video gameplay:
and this is one from your main screen where you run your empire:
Enjoy and show some love!