I'm thinking of pre-ordering this game. The into reminded me of an old game called Lords of Magic, which could have been a truly great game but wasn't. The game also reminds me of Heroes of Might and Magic, a very good game (and series).
At any rate, because Stardock is making it, it should be an excellent game! Is there anyone here, who has played in the beta, that would like to comment on how it plays?