Crusader Kings 2 Review (Windows PC)
Posted by Jeff Kaiser (Dgephri), Feb 17, 2012 07:25
Paradox Interactive has amassed an impressive portfolio of games such as Magicka, King Arthur, and Cities in Motion. Fans of these titles will surely twitch in glee at the thought of controlling nearly any fiefdom from Scotland, England and Portugal in the West to Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan in the East.
Each game is started by selecting which territory to start as King. Points are awarded for expanding your territory, amassing wealth, usurping Titles, and continuing your lineage.
This may well be the most complicated game I have experienced. Players must amass funds to wage wars, arrange betrothals, certify marriages, plot assassinations, ursurp titles, and convert territories to your Religion. Hold on, only 400 years to go! Plague, war, intrigue, death, children, vassals, courtiers and more all play a part in making your reign easy or hard. The level of micro-managing possible is not only stunning, but boggling.
The tutorial alone has 9 sections from Economics, Intrigue, and War along with 3 levels for each (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced). That’s 27 tutorials! Nearly any discussion of a single aspect would not only take up the rest of the Review, but leave all the other aspects to fill their own Reviews.
Rating: 4.7, votes: 8