Just played my first game of FE. I'm very impressed! Ran into a small bug though - another faction offered to trade me 4 Civilization research points for... 4 Civilization research points. Repeatedly. In about 20 turns, I was offered that deal 10-15 times. I took it every time, assuming it would help my relations with them.
Sorry I don't have more details. This was my 'first impressions' run. Like I said, I'm super impressed. This is what I expected EWoM to be. Love the faction differences. Love the items to find. Love the streamlined building menus. Love the tooltips. Love Love Love.
Yes!! I'm very excited for FE, I was brutally disappointed with EWoM, even after the patches, it just wasn't interesting or fun. But FE - it feels FUN. I got my butt kicked the first time, but that's ok, I learned! I'll do better next time.