Dispite this being one of the best games I've never heard of, I actually had to play it on my wife's old labtop rather then my gaming tower; let me explain. This game has major technical issues that arn't really addressed well because its not old enough to run in a DOS BOX type emmulator, yet too old to work well with newer hardware. There is a well known issue (this is sold on steam too, and they have the same problem) where if you are running windows 7 and have a NVIDIA card that is anything but outdated, you'll have so many graphical glitches the game will either crash, or be rendered unplayable. There is no fix for this, you are just F'ed. In fact I can't even tell you what multiplayer is like, because I still havn't found a way to get that particular part of the game to not crash. Oddly enough those with ATI cards don't seem to have near as many problems, and neither do people running this game on older systems.
That major flaw aside, the game itself is really good. I found the gameplay very similar to a Third person platform version of Warcraft 3, where you find yourself skirmishing with your opponent to gain the advantage before committing your forces for victory. For those who don't know what i'm talking about, this makes for a very action oriented, yet still very strategic, game. A single player play through is short, but there are so many scenarios that you pick from that you can play through a few times and still only go through half of them.
So all and all, its a great game for less than the cost of a trip to burger king- provided you can make it work.