The game has a lot of meat on the bones that sometimes has gristle attached which can make it hard to chew.
Empire Architect does a lot of things right, while other things it fails at. The building and management aspects I really enjoyed. The combat and lack of clarity I did not. The tutorial they have in the game is really good and spans 6+ missions. They just left some things out and you are left with not understanding how some mechanics work. There is a large amount of things to build and do, you can focus your empire or spread it into a multi-etude of different industry's.