Summary: This is a Mac review of Crusader Kings. Seeing as my MacBook can't run Crusader Kings II, I decided to download the first game. I was not disappointed. Crusader Kings definitely has a high learning curve, but after farting around for a handful of hours I was starting to get highly addicted. It's an epic journey as you claim territory, make friends and foes, care for your vassals and kingdom, practice diplomacy, etc.
Summary: I like that each of the Paradox titles contains the many aspects you'd expect of a grand strategy game (military campaigns, exploration, trade, industry, technologal development, politics, etc.), but that each game puts the focus on one or two of those. In Crusader Kings it is about diplomacy and keeping your family on the throne. Initially I was a bit frustrated, because it felt like I didn't have a lot of control to steer the game in the direction that I wanted.
Summary: The entire collection is on Steam. If you like grand strategy, this is for you. The original Crusader Kings is a bit dated, but it seems to work on Windows 7. The resolution needs to be modified either from the config file, or the launch parameters. Crusader Kings II is great and there are a large amount of things like technology trees, diplomacy, intrigue and birth rights to consider.
Christians, muslims and pagans. Who shall rule the world?
Petri Ikonen, Amazon
16 August 2013
Summary: I have never liked this type of games. In this you control a dynasty and just try to survive to the end... or what the hell! Take over the known world! Interface is decent and involves a lot of clicking and patience, multiplayer works and is a ton of fun! Well worth the money.
Summary: This looked like an interesting game at first but let's say it's for a very specific audience. I am fond of Civilization and Total War series, and even Diplomacy these are probably the closest games, but this one just concentrates on different things. On intrigues, on deciding WHO will be this or that minister. Rather than thinking on what to do with your empire you think what house to marry your daughter into.