Personally I think Ruse is an OK game. It has a decent combat system and when you zoom all the way out you can see the table you are set up on and the people standing around it. Also when during combat if something significant is going to happen(for example an air strike) it shows a cut scene of it happening on part of the screen. If your either a hard core rts'er or just a casual one you will enjoy this game. If your still unsure, get the demo.