This game is a feudal murder/intrigue/dynasty simulator. This game takes quite a long time to figure out. This game will reward you a thousand-fold if you stick with it.
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys games that operate around the collision of multiple systems to create interesting and unexpected outcomes, you need to play this game. If you like games that can surprise you with curve-balls you never saw coming, and you can laugh and have a blast when your cunning plan falls apart at the most inopportune moment, you need to play this game. If you like the idea of Dwarf Fortress but want something a little more accessible, you need to play this game.
If you enjoy Let’s Play videos and want to see what happens when this game gets its hooks into people, check this out: http://youtu.be/zG0V39iAGE8
You can watch all 17 hours if you want. That’s what this game does to you, if it clicks. All the major DLC expansions are also recommended.