Its very well done indeed. Perfect blend of Civ and AoE. Being able to pause and give orders makes it way more fun than other non-pausing RTS'es as well.
You just may find this slightly funny, but I didn't know you could pause.
That would have made all the difference in the world in making things a teensy bit easier to figure out.
That's what I get for not RTFM I suppose.
I assume that ability disappears in multiplayer, so I won't get too used to using it, but it will sure as heck help me learn the game faster.