Wow, I played a friends and had the complete opposite experience. The game played awesome and fast. Every bit of the game the original is. Maybe it's the extra cc'd field, not everyone like that. You really have to give the game a chance. It has a challenging but very attainable wiz mode. Game is complete out of the box. Lots off toys with the castle, trolls, catapult, damsel ramp. There is a lot to like compared to the Stern turds lately. Your milage may vary..