The game has a very retro style which reminds me of Civilization 3 mixed with 8-bit. I was drawn into the game very quickly, I love how the game flows and the hero aspect of the game. You must hire heroes to live in your town, complete quests, help settlements and even guard your taverns, but the aspect which I really thought was a good touch was the epic quests which has a dice game element to it. Think the classic choice your path adventure books.
The game is entertaining, I am happy you can rename your heroes (who wants the keep the name Robert the terrible) and the look of the game is quaint. My only slight annoyances were the bloody box in the bottom left hand corner, which you can't get rid of and The fact you can't find your heroes very well. If it had the same button, like on Rollercoaster Tycoon, where you could go straight to your hero that would make the game much easier to navigate.
But this is a minor thing. Overall the game is really entertaining and has an addictiveness to it which kept me playing for literally hours. A must buy if you enjoy building games.