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)
6 March 2012
Excerpt: Every once in awhile, a title comes along that tries to do a mash-up of genres to either try to entice players from the other genre to try it, or to do something a little more innovative with the mechanics to bring a fresh feel to the game.
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.
Summary: When The Hivemind asked me if I had any experience of pulling swords from stones and I replied “None, but I’ve removed quite a few splinters, thorns, and bee stings from T. Stone .” everyone in the room collapsed into helpless laughter.