UI is far too counter intuitive and unfriendly for the new player.
I am no stranger to RTS games, i have played all of the Total War series, CoH 1 & 2, Starcraft 1 & 2, Panzer corps and most of the C & C series, it is my favourite genre along with Grand Strategy games like Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis as well as being a FIDE rank torunament winning chess player.
Having just bought this game I have spent the most infuriating and frustrating few hours of my considerable gaming life. Nothing makes sense to the new user, there is nothing in the way of an 'in game tutorial' as most right thinking people would recognise one. Countless text boxes do spam the screen occasionally but they don't relate in any obvious way to whatever it is I am attempting to do at that moment.
I am not a stupid person and i usually find it quite easy to get into new games even if it takes considerably longer to master them, however, I admit defeat with this title and have been completely put off the game as a result, it feels as though the more i try to play it the less clear everything becomes.
With regret I uninstalled it and certainly won't be buying Red Dragon