First of all I have to say I tried Majesty 2 because I was curious of the description of the game: a fantasy kingdom simulation where you don't control your heroes directly but still have to achieve some objectives and kill the usual over-grow creature or daemon. From that moment on I bought every game was set in Ardania (the name of this magical world). Paradox created same really good games.
So what is so great about this game? First of all is quite innovative. You basically have to grow a city, constructing buildings, hiring heroes and enabling upgrades for your heroes. The money returns back on taxes and thing that your heroes buy. Your heroes are not directly paid by you, but they have to explore the world finding chests, killing enemies or solving quests that you gave them. Giving quest through flags is the only way you have to interact with them. There are four types: defend an area/escort something, kill that thing/destroy that den, explore that area or don't go there (this a special one that simply keeps heroes far from a dangerous area).
Said like that seems quite a simple game, but I have to say that the story is not original but really interesting, the maps have an increased level of difficulty (visible before entering the level) and I have to say even after having finished the game multiple times, the hardest missions are really hard if you are not quick enough to level your heroes and make them strong enough to achieve your final objective before you are overwhelmed by monsters coming from everywhere.
Yes, there are quite a few bugs, some heroes are particularly dumb and sometimes you have to personally save their life by healing them or killing their opponent with magic that you unlock during the campaign, but in general is really absorbing and I never found problems playing with it or really annoying bugs that spoil your fun while playing.
There are several expansions that add new missions, heroes, buildings and some stuff for the multiplayer mode. I'm not interested in multiplayer in general, so never tried and I can't comment it, but here this mode is present.
Even if now the graphic is a little outdated, I would still recommend it, in particular for a bargain price to random players who just want to have some fun, especially the first missions are quite easy even for not experts and every mission is re-playable.