I love the art, but it does not suggest the grit of dueling factions with an insurrection brewing underneath that obvious struggle. The mechanics are not complex but have sufficient nut-and-bolts to allow for good character differentiation.
The chess and checker pieces are smaller than standard, but it doesn't bother me. The chinese checkers has real glass marbles which is hard to find in a multi-use set. This gives us a variety of options put together nicely in one container.