Summary: missing several features (Kingmaker) and fiddling with some mechanics from Stronghold 2. Just like the film industry is doing, this is at heart really just a remake of a better game (in stronghold 2). I dusted off my copy of Stronghold 2, and played that until this release. I was VERY mistaken to have bought Stronghold 3. BUGGY is not strong enough a word for this thing. Once I realized that troops were dismantling my castle walls..... I simply uninstalled the game.
Summary: Tisk Tisk. Fire Fly should be ashamed for putting this out. The biggest problem I have is there hardley any "in game settings". (Expert,Intermidiate,Novice) You dont have any time to establish your castle or stronghold before the enemy is knocking down your walls,marching in, and killing you. I put Archers on my towers and the enemys take them out in one shot like they were standing right in front of them without any cover.
Summary: I am currently in the process to get my money back as I did not get the product advertised! No scirmish mode! Sound and graphics are dated. I have not been able to find a map editor for the game. Its terrible! They ruined a awesome game and to make things worse they put it on steam! This game is not finished and in it current state its garbage! Stay away until they patch it. I was so horribly disapointed. One word sums it up. Garbage!
Summary: I have loved playing all the stronghold games and game of build mechanics of other games. I understand they wanted it to have a story line from where Sh1 stopped but its like playing back in the early 2000s. This lastest release is junk at best. There are so many bugs and horrible video the music sounds like the pulled from Sh1 and put on this game. The game it self feels like at the end of programing was rushed so they could hit the date of release.