Summary: Launching a new game, you can now see a Republics tab showing you the main Merchant republics of Venice, Genoa, Pisa and Gotland. As with the base game, you can chose to play as the leader of a republic, or one of his vassals.
Excerpt: We have slowly been catching up on PC games over the past few months here at Family Friendly Gaming. One game in particular intrigued me - Crusader Kings II. Actually it is a little deeper than that. It horrified and intrigued me at the same time.
Excerpt: Crusader Kings is the series of grand strategy games from Paradox Interactive. A suitable genre as Crusader Kings 2 really is grand, and does take a whole lot of strategy. There were many kingdoms covering Europe and the Middle East between the years of 1066 and 1453, and you play the role of Count,...
Excerpt: Paradox Interactive has a pretty decent track record when it comes to accessible games. This is largely due to the fact that their games play out like board games, with the AI opponents filling in for your buddies around a table.
Excerpt: Last year, I randomly stumbled on an old, graphically ancient medieval strategy game called Knights of Honor. It’s a fairly simple game to master, as you spend 90-100% of the time staring at a map of Europe, essentially only managing the “strategic map” portion of the Total War games.
Summary: For anyone who has the History Channel bookmarked on their DVRs and is compulsive about RTS games, this is the title for you. Creating a hybrid of feudal leaders with strategy and the complexity of ruling a nation over many centuries, all while keeping your bloodline intact; this game has no end...
Excerpt: At first, I thought I was doing badly. My army was pathetic, my research similarly so, and only my prestige and piety showed I was on the right track. And then it happened. All of a sudden, I owned medieval Castille. All of it. And for a good few minutes, I had no idea why. Then it hit me.
Excerpt: Last year, I randomly stumbled on an old, graphically ancient medieval strategy game called Knights of Honor . It's a fairly simple game to master, as you spend 90-100% of the time staring at a map of Europe, essentially only managing the "strategic map" portion of the Total War games.