Excerpt: Strategy games have a special place in my heart. Especially those that take place in the middle ages. Needless to say I was excited to hop into the world of Real Warfare II. The story places you with the knights of the Teutonic Order as they are placed in charge of helping take out pagan Prussia. In this game they introduce an RPG element into the game. It gives you the freedom to move around the map to different cities and villages as well as having a level up system.
Conclusion: We’re off the opinion that the worst that can happen to a game is it being uninspiring – Northern Crusades isn’t a bad game, but neither is it a particularly good game. It simply is and it’s hard to give a passionate answer either way as to whether it’s worth your time. There have been so many other decent releases in the past couple of months alone, not to mention what’s due out early next year, that perhaps you’d be best off saving your money – but it’s up to you.
Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades Review and Giveaway (Windows PC)
Gamers Daily News
9 December 2011
Summary: This game was forged to wage war and so it is on the field of battle where its strength will be found. It will definitely hold the attention of those players who enjoy commanding troops in the field. This one sided attention however will leave players looking for deep economic management wanting. That said the campaign while having some balance issues, has potential with a good storyline and some RPG elements to turn a part time strategist into a full blown warlord!
Excerpt: The unbridled success of the Total War series of games no doubt sprung several imitators. From the fantasy world King Arthur to the crusades-based Lionheart, weve seen several series try to capitalize on the popularity of the popularity of combining strategic and tactical gameplay.
Conclusion: Из «Тевтонского ордена» могла бы выйти неплохая игра для любителей средневековой истории — удели разработчики больше внимания ролевым элементам, сюжету и вообще всему стратегическому режиму. Мог получиться отличный варгейм, не будь ИИ во время сражений столь глуп, а битвы — так однообразны. Ну а пока играть в это можно лишь из-за отсутствия вменяемой современной альтернативы.