Good engaging gameplay with multiple meaningful decision points. A single mistake can be a reason for a loss. Beginner games take long, but it should speed up with experience. The game may be hard to teach to a person who lacks card game experience. Art is fantastic. Quality is typical of FFG.
The core set features 7 factions, thus it is a little bit thin but very wide. Two cores are said to be minimum "good" experience, three are required for competitive play. Core set meta lacks in term of deckbuilding choices. This may change with 6 Dynasty Packs coming out in November - December.