Thanks for the feedback Bobby,
Have you updated to the latest driver that was just released yesterday (2932)? If not, install that and see if any of your issues are resolved. Additionally, controlling things like shadows and flora (or object distance) are settings normally controlled by the control panel within the game itself, not the graphics driver or the Intel* Graphics and Media Control Panel. Are those options available in game for you?
I have the latest driver but the game does have the options for shadows and such its just that intel's display drivers has issues with many games and this game is one of the most popular online I also believe it should preform better but it doesn't I believe Intel should do some testing with this game to see what the issue is.