Excerpt: running for so long without any core changes to how they play, sometimes it's hard to notice that just how stagnant the genre has been. In some ways, it's simple: when the primary source of profit is monthly fees, developers do what's required, and sometimes little more, to get the largest number of...
Conclusion: The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas does justice to the franchise and certainly shows in the areas it has listened to the community. There are still issues with the AI and its wacky swings both economically and general path finding but I still can’t help but have a great fondness for it.
Conclusion: The Guild 2 is an enjoyable game if you can get your head around what it offers, and fire up the latest patch. Sadly the AI almost cripples the game and leaves questionable balances between class professions.
Excerpt: If, like me, you're a bit of a hopeless romantic then you'll probably have spent more afternoons than you'd care to admit pondering what life would have been like in the middle ages. It's the kind of escapism all geeks are guilty of while they stand in line at the supermarket.
Excerpt: Playing The Guild 2: Renaissance , A standalone expansion to The Guild series from RuneForge, is an experience akin to the Kübler-Ross model that describes the stages of grief people go through when dealing with a tragedy.
Excerpt: Don’t know what to do with yourself during the commercial breaks or while that totally legal torrent downloads? Fear not! With Gravity Bone by Brendon Chung of BLENDO Games, that time is now Spy Time. There are no lengthy cutscenes to act as preamble.
Excerpt: When I reviewed Europa 1400: The Guild over three years ago, I called it a â€œrole-playing game / economic simulation / life simulation,â€� and then of course I made the obvious joke -- not another one of those games! We see them all the time!
Summary: By virtue of trying to understand The Guild 2: Renaissance , I learned more about myself. I learned that sometimes I get bored and that one must fight through the confusion and annoyance that feeling helplessly lost can bring.