"..my first impression was that the system is clearly misnamed. If I’d written a book called Adventurer Conqueror King, it would involve adventuring, conquering, and being king. This system ought to be called Manager Merchant Landlord, which is what it’s actually about. Adventuring doesn’t seem to come into the equation at all. Despite the authors’ penchant for extreme detail, including for example seven pages about mundane equipment, they haven’t written word one about dungeons or exploring or all that boring stuff that appears in other games. They’ve skipped straight onto the subject they love:- resource management."
Stuart Marshall (of OSRIC) from the second post on a thread at TheRPGSite, criticising ACKS (Adventurer Conqueror King System)
(discovered thanks to Tenkar’s Tavern)