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 one of the classic isometric strategy games of yesteryear. Everything you could want from a castle strategy game is here; knights, catapults and keeps. The game works in much the same way any traditional strategy game. You will collect resources such as wood, stone and meat so that you can make more buildings and units. The difference with stronghold is that you need to keep people coming to your castle in order to convert them into soldiers or workers.
Pros: Great fun and different from other strategies
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.
Stronghold (PC): Strategy game that offers something different
28 February 2009
Summary: I may be slightly biased in that I love nearly all PC games of this genre, but this is one of the best. The interface is intuitive and doesn't take long to get used to. The various game modes are perfect for any mood. From military campaigns to free builds. The realism is different from other games in this genre, not necessarily better but different.
Pros: Doesn't get boring. Lots of playing strategies and modes.
Cons: Lack of direct control can take some getting used to. Is addictive
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.