Summary: This addon finally and fully realized the latent potential of The Guild, smoothing out a lot of the bumps that marred an otherwise-great game. The Whole bundle can be got on steam now for a really reasonable price: Well worth it.
Summary: This is a great game, overall. It is also a highly ambitious title that is and was, sadly, plagued by large amounts of bugs right from the get-go. The bugs really really held the game back. But at the same time, there's a game there that wants to be loved. In its present state, as can be purchased on Steam, the game is well worth grabbing a copy of!
Summary: This game had so much potential. Great mix of RTS and RPG, undeniable charm but as the game lets you taste real fun it suddenly stops expanding on its fun concepts. Numerous bugs and just rough shape of the game did not throw me off. Nevertheless i was disappointed... not in the game but in its failure to reach its failure to realize its potential. The franchise is worthy of existence and deserves to be remade by such developers as Paradox interactive.
Summary: The Guild 2: Renaissance does everything The Guild 2 does. Same graphics, same game mechanics and the same interface. It adds some new building types and some new maps to play on but there are still the game-breaking bugs that make you just want to just start over and hope the hospital's queue doesn't break this time around or that you won't be firebombed while the guard is stuck behind your property with no way of getting him loose.
Summary: Has a few big bugs, but nothing game breaking. Immersion breaking, sure, but nothing that'll kill your game. Also, it probably appeals to a very small group of people...definitely a niche game. But I personally love it, and it'd get a 10/10 if it weren't for the bugs.
Summary: This game is addictive. It has a bit of of everything rolled into it. Simulation, RTS, Econ trader etc... If you like games similar to "The Patrician series", The Settlers, Dawn of Discovery and other games with classical settings you can't go wrong with this choice. It still has some bugs and I recommend going to Runeforge's website and getting the latest beta patch for it; it will help.
Summary: The Sims on steroids; The Guild 2 is a unique game in many ways but falls short of being a fun game. I have a hard time deciding whether or not I like it. On one side, it's comes across as a relaxing simulator but on the other side, there's quite a bit of pressure on you to be omnipresent. You can automate some the production once you acquire property but I never had the feeling that the AI was doing a very good job given how I kept going bankrupt.
Summary: Yes, The Game is Buggy and the Graphics don't compare to newer games, but I have bought this for myself and 6 other friends and we have loved playing multiplayer together, we have been playing for 50+ hours and when it bugs out of sync we load the last save and keep going (Q is quick save, regular quicksaves solve all problems along with the 4.17 beta patch) Anyone who doesn't recognise the brilliance of this game doesn't deserve to play it.
Summary: After some patches this is a brilliant game. There are some bugs with npc not obtaining offices, but before you run into one really game-breaking bug you may spend days and days building your dynasty's empire. The gameplay is unique, there is no other title that could compete with this mix of rpg economy simulation.