Okay, so here are my seven bullet points:
*The game handles a lot different from AoC. It's not the kind of game a AoC player would play and instantly feel at home with.
*The tutorial does give you a taste of how to play DON but it should go more in depth. The first games was basically me trying to figure out how to play.
*The AI is way to hard. When I played for the first time, I put in "Casual". Casual was much harder than I thought it would be.
*The Mediterranean map was good, although I would have liked to have a scenario with expanded nations.
*It was fun with all the units, to see which unit was strong against what, etc.
Also, carthage has elephants!
*The "king capture" system was so unclear. I killed entire empires and had no idea how.
*The graphics were good. Every unit felt unique, and the environment looked good too.
My AoC name is "The_Squakawaker", thank you!