Although the game's set in ancient times, the designer isn't beyond employing a few Matrix-style camera techniques. The game features slow-mo replays featuring you hacking off enemy limbs, while some of the atmospheric fog and foliage effects really make this a nice-looking game up close. Zoom out, though, and you begin to appreciate the full scale of the battles, with hundreds of men fighting hand-to-hand while dragons soar and rain fire from above.
Creative Assembly claims to have created an advanced artificial intelligence system that responds dynamically to trends in the battle. It's described as a butterfly effect model, where one grunt can change the course of the entire battle.