So I have been playing the game since its release in NA. Now I am 3 hrs in as Scythia on standard Prince and only have 2 more civ to conquer. Overall I think this is a fantastic game, some of the details are really good (e.g. how cavs come to a halt on a hill, I really like that). But there is still much to be desired. I think the biggest problem is that they don't really put up a good fight. I feel like when it comes to war, they simply set a threshold for the AI and this threshold is set wayyyy to high. Something like, Only strike if you are 200% stronger than the player, otherwise GTFO. I mean it's understandable. It's just AI after all. And boy, these AI are sure good at pumping out new soldiers. But the fact that AI retreats too often kinda bothers me. For example, I was fighting Greece half way in. I had 5-6 horse archer and he had 6 hoplite. I was totally countered. It took me like 3 hit to finish off one hoplite but it only took two for them to kill me cav. Yet they just ran away, not even looking back. So I just picked them out one by one. This is pretty immersion-breaking IMO.