Part side-scrolling fantasy/sci-fi action combat, part Sim-City clone. The Sim-City style parts weren't bad, because I actually cared about the game's world and people that I was trying to rebuild for.
The symphonic soundtrack in that game is epic, specifically during boss fights.
The second game didn't capture the magic of the first.
"See Skyrim as have the Nords, since the gods first shaped the world." Hrothmund Wolf-Heart, "Nords of Skyrim"