Summary: You look at a list of new PC releases. The list is populated by arcane words and you sense strong magic at work behind the somehow familiar titles. To your surprise, the list asks you in an inaudible voice, "Do you like tactical battles with large fantasy armies, but don't know The Art of War and...
Excerpt: You know that friend, the one with a sort of awkward brilliance? A certain excess of intellect and good intention that rarely translates into charm or wit, that is too often stifled by stiffness?
Review: King Arthur II The Role-Playing War Game (PC)
10 May 2012
Summary: King Arthur II The Role-Playing War Game offers an interesting mix of role-playing and real time strategy genre coupled with some very impressive, if sometimes buggy, graphics. If you can get around the somewhat lackluster controls, the game is pretty solid and offers an interesting take on the...
Excerpt: Are you a strategy fan? Do you like the Total War style, real-time combat, but far enjoy more mythical, fantasy settings? Well then you may have already heard of King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame , debuting in 2009 from Paradox Interactive and Neocore games.
Excerpt: King Arthur 2 surprised me with its approach to the RTS genre by adding such an in-depth story mechanic. Although this may become a bit boring for some players, it certainly adds to the story.
Pros: + Long Campaign, + Welcomes all levels of player, + In depth tutorials
Cons: Terrible narration, Awkward camera, Can get boring
Excerpt: People just love to bandy around the term ‘role-playing’ these days, have you noticed? Everyone and his pet monkey seems to feature role-playing elements. What this used to mean is that you play a role – assume the persona of a character other than yourself, like an actor taking a part in a play or...
Pros: Good story, Voice acting, Some great improvements
Excerpt: King Arthur II’s title can be a bit misleading. Hearing King Arthur, Role-playing, or War game conjures certain pictures which you’d be forgiven for imagining, particularly if you had any experience with the original title.
Conclusion: There’s something naturally intriguing about King Arthur II – perhaps it’s the setting. With so many Tolkien RPGs, historical strategy titles and tiresome modern shooters, a game that genuinely captures a new era and source material is stirring.