Well... I played the first one, that was good. This was quite an improvement.
Looking back at all the other reviews, many people couldn't work out several of the interactive commands because they hadn't looked at the instructions, well people will always be idiots.
I had no problem at all with the interactions. The AI was well set and the style of the game was nice too. The music sounded a bit lower quality than the original but still it went well into the theme of the game. The interactions did have minor bugs at some area's but other than that it was great. When i say bugs i mean that sometimes when you highlight several men with the highlighting square, nothing happens... but upon a second attempt it works.
So yeah, it's a nice game, makes me wanna go play AOE2 now... Hasta Lauego!