GrE writes, "Let me once again emphasize that this is a game that is only for HARDCORE strategy fans. If you don't enjoy statistics, pie charts and intense number crunching, then this game may just give you a headache. Playing as virtually any nation in the world, your job is to manage your economy, workforce and military, in order to become a superpower. You can micro-manage as much as you want, even down to the individual soldier on the battlefield. With thousands of soldiers, that would be a bit of a chore, but the upgraded automation system should make the game more playable to common folk than previous iterations in the series..."