Summary: You can tell it's a great game by the sheer number of guys crying on here about how bad it is after they have gotten their butts kicked! :) This is a nearly pure PvP game and it is by no means pay to win. To compare it to anything that Zynga makes would be foolish. Overall the game is very complex, but balanced. I have never seen anyone pay to win, but I have seen a lot of guys who th ought they could wind up disappointed!
Summary: AS many of the reviewer here said. Dont get mistaken, this is a pure PvP game .. nowhere safe to hide. Because of many trolls in the game, it's very likely you'll loose everything (don't bother spending money in the game). The game isn't balanced enough between new and older players.
Summary: Every single person who claims this to be a p2w game is lacking a few grey matter cells - honestly. The game was exactly what I expected and it wasn't a disappointment because I'm playing with several friends. Many of the observations here are fairly spot-on as far as the mechanics but let me say again - it is NOT pay to win...the only benefits to someone paying is very miniscule and not g ame breaking in the slightest.
Summary: This is a very "patient oriented" MMO strategy game. Being placed in a group of other villages, being a complete noob, they help you with how you need to start out so you don't waste resources on things you may not quite need early game. It is very VERY slow paced, and as a result, it is a game you "manage" not play for hours on end. Despite this, I find it to be a nice change to my usual gameplay.
Summary: Stronghold Kingdoms is an over all great free-to-play Strategy MMO. The game is a hybrid of a traditional tower defense games and a modern RTS. While the graphics might be a bit behind the times, the gameplay is engaging and full of the right amount of challenge. This title does a great job of appealing to both the casual and hardcore gamer market by mixing the elements of economics, polit ics, and war. I would highly suggest giving this game a try.
Summary: You will be playing this game for hours. It's a very time intensive game and so if you want a game that will last you a long time, this is great. Most of the time that goes into the game is waiting time. For everything you build, everything you research, every place you go (in the most limited sense possible) you must wait. There'll be a counter which counts down to when something is compl ete. The more things you do the longer the counter lasts.
Summary: This game is a good deal of fun when a server just starts. After that it gradually becomes stagnant and something akin to farmville with "diplomacy" if you can call dealing with (at a loss for words to describe) these types of personalities through chat. Me and my friends have had fun, but then again we're all stopping once Diablo 3 comes out and we simply wanted a game for the interim.
Summary: Not a whole lot of informative reviews on here so here's my take: Stronghold Kingdoms is a free to play strategy MMO. The game is played on a map of the United Kingdom with each country divided into provinces, counties, and parishes. The player starts with a single tiny village and harvests resources, grows food, constructs buildings and keeps a satisfied populace in order to grow.
Summary: TL;DR summary: Mediocre MMO exploit-resources-destroy-your-enemies strategy game with a significant social component and an unashamed pay-to-win business model. You need to get into clans and cooperate with other players if you want to climb the rankings, and make no mistake: if you don't spend money in this game you are just meat to the grinder for the paying players. The longer version: I've never played the Stronghold series so I can't compare it to that.
Summary: On the surface this is the stronghold you're used to, with MMO elements added. If my Steam friend's list is to be believed, this game has many players... but no reviews. I think that may be because it starts so slowly and doesn't speed up much as you go along. I mean, this moves at the pace of those mobile RPGs where you wait for hours before you can make another move.