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: I really do like this game. But it escapes my mediocre intellectual level. I watch Let's Plays of it on YouTube instead. I can now enjoy the game without wanting to talk a long walk on a short pier.
Summary: If you're really into medieval warfare and politics, this is the game for you. I learned a lot about medieval politics and succession through this game (how much is historically accurate is another question). However, if you want to be truly successful, you really need to study up on how to get your hands on the most land... it's not the most intuitive game out there.
Summary: First of all, this game is great. It's by far the most in-depth and complex strategy game I've ever played. On the other had, I'll admit that I was bored for the first 30-60 minutes of playing. Also, I had to watch several guides to understand it. Still, once you get past the initial boring and frustrating part, it's amazing, and impossible to stop playing unless you physically can't play it. Some tips for beginners: a) start as something small.
Summary: My 12 year old son bought this game and loved it. He kept asking me to play. I finally tried and was overwhelmed by the massive amount of information and it seemed too complicated. I went back later and tried again at his urging. This time I read through some more of the tutorials and tried the game again. I'm really enjoying it. There is still so much to the game that I am sure I can learn but I am enjoying what I know thus far.
Summary: I'll be honest I've only ever used this item in a mod of the game (Game of Thrones mod. Check it out.) But its pretty cool. It opens up this new "Republic" tab that you can access, where you compete in the elections and stuff. You also get this pretty sweet Family Mansion that you can build up and fill with cool stuff. It's pretty nice. The only real drawback is that it locks your succession into Agnatic Seniority, which becomes a real pain after a few generations.
Summary: I quickly found that republics end up with lots of money, especially if properly managed. Of course, they also have the potential to spend even greater amounts of money. I think this is my favorite of the expansions. It offers a new twist to the game, and definitely requires a different touch. Republics rely much more on mercenaries and trade, which is a definite change.
Summary: almost any DLC for this game improves it because Paradox sells us these games that no one else makes in the same way only half finished , IMAO, that is why they nickle and dime the gaming public with dlc that consists of pictures of kings , or songs , lol, we know we are being ripped off but what else can we do except maybe mod it from STEAM workshop , hey that is an idea!