I bought Disciples 2 and I really didn't enjoy it. The setup of the creatures is too limited, it is really hard to level up your troops to a high level, and every battle feels very closely matched. I understand why other people might prefer this style of game but I would rather play a game that lets me build up large armies.
Since i made the original post about Disciples1 i have also played disciples2 and when i saw this above post i have to say that i definitely agree every battle feels closely matched, i mean any which way you turn in disciples2 it is going to be difficult and after a while it just becomes a drag and i had to stop playing it.
In Disciples1 perhaps 20/30% of battles were tricky in early stages of the mission giving you plenty of opportunity to build strength and come back to those ones which were a bit too tough, but in Disciples2, NO, you have to work and slave and sweat for every inch of progress and after a while it just sucks big time, seriously!