No, its worse.
If I wanted to play age of empires, I'd, well, play age of empires. Because really, that's all 8R is.
Seriously this game is just bad. I played it in beta for a few days and didn't enjoy it at any point. It's even more worse than War of Legends.
Clearly you have misunderstood my diatribe. It was not a reference to the quality of the game (which, in all honesty, is pretty weak), but rather the fact that it is a near perfect rip off.