From EA Games:
Return to the dawn of a New World in an epic saga of adventure and discovery. As a young lad, you ve heard tales of opportunity and unimaginable power and fortune in this New World. Now grown up, you re ready to embark on and venture into these unfamiliar lands of the Renaissance world in 1503 A.D., an exciting new PC title that blends the action of real-time strategy with the depth of empire building.
Explore stunningly detailed environments to establish colonies as you seek out wealth and power. Watch those colonies grow while you create trade and diplomatic ties with neighboring cultures. Engage in combat on land and at sea to protect your colonies. The demo offers all those who have so long yearned for the chance to finally be able to play 1503 A.D. themselves to get a feel for the game's five different elements: Exploration, Settlement, Trade, Diplomacy and Combat. Specially selected scenarios put your skills and strategies to the test.
After a couple years exploring Empire Earth's strategies and depth, I noticed I was really craving building more than fighting. I tried this demo and I'm psyched. I don't like Age of Empires so I wondered when I would find something "open" enough to invite my creativity and attractive enough to keep me interested. This looks like it! Back to the demo and now and I keep my eye on the mailbox.
Call me Empire Earth Junkie 2. Same experience. The farms, the setup, the settlements, neat. Just as you have everything in place, some moron, renegade musketeer is in a corner either destroy a wall or mutilating farmers. Got tired of it, too. Will try this. Thanks.