Summary: Excellent game if you like grand strategies. You take control of any medieval kingdom from England, to the Russian steppes, down to India and back to western Africa (including Mali). You can also start out as a duchy or county within someone else's kingdom. Your ruler is 'you', but when he dies you now play as the old ruler's heir.
An in-depth strategy game with all the detail you might ...
30 September 2014
Summary: An in-depth strategy game with all the detail you might want. It does require Steam to run, at least for initial set-up. If you want to save some money, you can purchase the actual disc on Amazon from the UK; just be prepared to wait a couple of weeks. The Steam download is 2-3 times as expensive as the physical disc from UK.
Summary: Having purchased Crusader Kings 2 as a bundle with this and other DLCs, I had no idea that certain features weren't actually in the base game, but added by this one. I'm genuinely surprised that they were not present in the base game. In my experience, I think that the features added by this DLC are utterly essential. Even though I dislike DLC-scumming in the way Paradox loves to do, this DLC is definitely the most essential in my view.
Summary: Never - EVER - buy a downloadable game from Amazon that requires a Steam account. I bought and downloaded this game. See the price? Yeah, that's how much I paid. When I entered the product code, I got a message from Steam that said the product code was already registered to another account. Hmmmm....really? Whose account? It didn't say. There was an option on the message to "Retrieve the account".
Summary: I was looking for a game that would focus more on the familial relationships in world conquering and political intrigue. This is a sentiment that has been uttered many times for Paradox Interactive's games: I wish I knew how to play this game. But I keep coming back for more, pretending that I'm actually learning something each time. It runs on my fairly old, medium-end laptop. It just takes 5 minutes to load up. Seriously, five minutes.
Best strategy game I've ever played - by far - actually difficult
Solomon M. Kleinsmith "Sol", Amazon
25 June 2014
Summary: I haven't played video games for about ten years, at least not for more than a few hours before I get bored. This is - by far - the best strategy game I've ever seen. It's actually difficult, which is really what makes it so awesome. I'm not a daily, or even weekly, player, but I do keep coming back and that's frankly a miracle, and testament to how good this is.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's pretty good if you like to (or if you can) play in end game. However you can't play as the Aztecs in DLC. I would only recommend if you play or conquer Western Europe. The Aztecs are basically the Mongols of the West. Spoiler: If you have EUIV converter DLC with this DLC active it will convert a new North and South America...