Before you eventually get hands on empires and allies cheats or bot make sure you are well aware of empires and allies terms of service by Zynga
According to these terms of service you cannot use any bot or cheat engine for empires and allies on facebook, as far as the empires and allies cheats are concerned they do not exist, cheats only exist if they are allowed by developers of game but zynga has no such policy.
However there are few tips and tricks which can allow you to get hundreds of neighbors within few hours also unlimited energy but within the limits of terms of service laid by zynga.
You can check out empires and allies tricks ebook.
As far as the gameplay of empires and allies is concerned it is quite attractive but for the current users of zynga online games there is not so much new for them, most of the gameplay has been used from zynga's previous game cityville the only major addition is the army and the feature of attacking friends and looting their empire.
Also check out the end level of empires and allies which is level 55, you can use also the empires allies tricks ebook to get to level 55 really fast.
While going back to game play, empires and allies is really easy to play, there is step to step instructions by different characters within game hence you wont stop because you can't understand what to do next.
Also there is great benefit of having big number of neighbors as you can ask almost anything from your neighbors except the empires points including energy,gifts,gold coins and a lot more.