Summary: This is the best collection of sh games you can buy. This is the fanboy pack:) sh3 I have read is a waste. Games though show there age a little but the game play shows how dumbed down current games are
Summary: Building castles is a great amount of fun. Having them torn down by your enemy is not so fun. This game is awsome. set during mid evel times there is all aspects of a castle life in them days. You are set off to build a keep to begin with. as you progress through this game your tasks will increase to defending your castle as well as feeding your population in order to keep your castle gears moving.
Summary: Stronghold is a unique cross between city builders such as Caesar III or Sim City and a RTS in the tradition of Command & Conquer and Age of Empires. Set in medieval Europe, you'll establish settlements, build and manage castles and engage in siege warfare. The game incorporates much more building and "community managing" than a traditional RTS, yet allows for a more intense combat experience than city builders have featured in the past.
Excerpt: "Stronghold presents you with the opportunity to become Lord and master of your own little world. The game is set within the middle ages. There are a number of different game play options. Strategic missions, Economic missions, single games, free build mode, etc. The main 2 missions are either based on defeating your enemies, (The Rat, The Pig, The Snake, The Wolf) in the battle orientated missions, or you are given tasks to complete in the ...
Excerpt: "I bought this game as soon as it came out on take advantage. What a game it was. First day I had it I dived into the military campaign. (After the somewhat slow tutorial, but they have to look after those new to the genre.) I remember that the first few levels involved fighting off wolves. That was good. I immediately discovered the advantages of using a single mouse button for selection and movement. Buildings were built instantly which was a change ...
Pros: Pretty castles, well balenced troops, solid map design
Conclusion: My friend introduced me to this game a couple of months ago and i was blown away!! I had played RTS games before but they had been on my xbox 360 and admittedly this was the first real time strategy game i had played on the PC, nonetheless it was still amazing! The setting and the interface is extremely well designed and thoroughly enjoyable.
Conclusion: I started playing this game many a year ago. The first thing that sprang to mind: "Wow, much better than Age of Empires". Stronghold is far more realistic that other RTS games, and I'd say much more fun. It even plays with the idea of being a castle simulator, as opposed to an RTS... But the campaign puts it back where it belongs - RTS. The campaign is stunning. The best campaign on an RTS that I have EVER seen.