in my opinion this looks like the most promising real time strategy game in a while. I played a demo at the Games Convention in Germany earlier this year and really liked it, especially where the graphics are concerned. But i couldn't find a playable demo on the net, yet:-/. There are some nice videos around tho http://media.pc.ign.com/media/729/729470/vids_1.html ... anybody know where i can find a demo?
here's a snipper from a preview at gamespot for rise&fall
Rise & Fall looks to have a pretty impressive graphics engine running things under the hood, with a whole lot of units running around onscreen at once. The various destructible objects crumbled in a realistic manner, giving a cinematic flair to the siege scenes, and the close-up hero-action sequences looked to do a good job of putting the player in the middle of a large-scale battle, like the ones you see in most RTS games.