Conclusion: Whilst the subject matter and the set-up may not be to everyone’s liking, Crusader Kings II is definitely the most impressive Paradox game to date. The game mechanics are an interesting twist on a well-known genre, the code itself is highly polished, and it’s just a really fun and interesting game...
Conclusion: Crusader Kings II is a masterpiece of a game, and one that has reminded me of just what is possible in the world of PC gaming. In its deep historical waters, there are hundreds (thousands?) of hours of gameplay awaiting those hearty souls willing to master its complex, sandbox gameplay.
Pros: Incredible historical depth; addictive sandbox gameplay, random events that add real spice to each game.
Cons: Not all gameplay mechanics are clear; Plots and Ambitions are underdeveloped; steep learning curve.
Summary: This game is fantastic. I typically don’t go for this style of game, but Paradox has made me a believer. With so much depth to the content, I’m still learning new things daily with this game that make me appreciate it more.
Excerpt: Crusader Kings II on first look seems like just another game styled after so many other well-known games that use an overhead map and a time period. That’s where things steer into a different direction. This game may well be the best game created by the game smiths at Paradox Development Studio.
Excerpt: Paradox Interactive have become the publishers-in-chief for in-depth strategy titles over the past few years, and this year’s E3 saw them showcasing three of their biggest coming attractions, all sequels to successful titles with hordes of fanatical fans.
Excerpt: Gamers can now select Venice, Genoa, Pisa, Gotland and the Hansa and then spend their time trying to build personal empires based on money, mercenaries and generous bribes rather than on more traditional feudal means.
Pros: + Focus on trade expansion, + Republican leadership system
Cons: - Big reliance on plots, - Limited opportunities for war
Conclusion: My wife hates me. I gave her Aquitaine and she calmed down a bit, but I still think she's mad at me for some reason, and I've no idea why. If she doesn't buck her ideas up soon I'm going to have to kill her.
Conclusion: The Short Version: Crusader Kings II isn't just the best grand strategy game that Paradox Interactive have published, rather, it's probably the best grand strategy game in years. New players may be turned off by its staggering depth, but veterans and history enthusiasts will revel in every minute,...
Excerpt: Tekijä : Paradox Julkaisija : Paradox Testattu : Windows 8, Intel Core i5-750, 8 Gt keskusmuistia, GeForce GTX 570 Saatavilla : Mac, PC Laitevaatimukset : Windows XP tai uudempi, 2,5 Ghz Pentium IV tai vastaava prosessori, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 tai vastaava DX9c – yhteensopiva näytönohjain, 2 Gt...