It is hard for a game after it had great success and its popularity didn’t’ falter not even for a minute for some time, to release a sequel that could be at least equal, not to mention something that will become even better than the original. So the game manufactures after releasing the Europa Universalis decides to make a couple of more games in that similar genre, but with the accent on different actions and game content. To begin with the most important thing you need to know about this game is concerning the gameplay. If you haven’t been around lately or haven’t been interested in this type of game and want to try your luck with this one, it might backfire on you in multiple ways. Since the first Europa Universalis, the game has been expanding or getting new sequels or in this game case a different variation of the game but with the game’s core structure remained intact. Crusader Kings is a game that has been made on the basis of Europa Universalis, but the structure of the game and story used for this game is something very different than the other games made on the basis of this game.
The game starts with a different approach that turns more to the real situations that were happening in history, but also the details implanted in this game will be very surprising. To begin with, besides the real events that happened, you must take care of the people surrounding you and of course mostly yourself. The level of influence of the outside factors to the behavior of the game is quite remarkable and therefore leaves a lot of room for the unexpected. One of the factors that is surprising is the fact that the ‘goals’ of the game have been removed, leaving you to the mercy of the game if you are a newbie or to your skillfulness to master all of the obstacles that are coming upon you. To enjoy the game to its fullest you should be a fan of all of the historical events that have occurred through our history. The human factor plays a great role in this game as everything that is happening in real life is simulated in this game to have some sort of an effect. The gameplay is played through three campaigns that range to three different rulers and three different ages. the turbulent aftermath of William the Conqueror's victory in the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the Third Crusade of 1187, and the onset of the Hundred Years' War in 1337--filled with the usual economics, diplomatic machinations, and military campaigning, you do so as an individual. As an added bonus, you can import your games into Europa Universalis and continue building your dynasty for another couple hundred years. Everything here is about strategy, but in this case it isn’t about war strategies just, the lead battles are made in the inner circles of the empire. As a king of an country you will have offspring’s with different skills and different mentalities of their own, and you will play a great role to whether they will become a tool that will establish your ruling even better, or shake it to the ground in an attempt to take over the empire for itself. But the offspring’s are just a part of the story as there will be others that will influence the entire flow of the game. Vassals, politicians, nobles, you name it…they will be there to influence in some sort, positive or negative. The trick to running the game lies in the number of those characters in the game that you will allow to stay and keep their influence. Every king has its weakness and his strengths and that is why you have to level the skills of the ruler with the skills of those running the land besides the king. The reason why you will have trouble with this game if you are a newbie and don’t look for some additional help like the review is the fact that the tutorial of the game is too short and doesn’t explain anything. Part of that story lies in the wars that are fought in the game. Like for any war out there, there must be a reason for it that is for declaring it. Since the Middle Ages to the nowadays, the reason for most of the wars was religion, and that will be the easiest way to start one. This means there is no attacking a province that is not under your control if it has the same beliefs, religion and structure of government as yours, but still wants to be independent. As for yourself you need to keep an eye on your linage like previously mentioned. Every king has its own features and some of them might ‘fail’ when it comes to becoming a ladies man or to have and offspring at all…
Graphics and audio:
The graphical part of the game is changing with the times, but it doesn’t really keep up to what could really become of this graphics with nowadays features. The same field used in the EU is very recognizable even though with some of the changes made, however is still performs very well. The music and audio of the game presents the real treat for any player and the number of those who will complain will probably be very low. The details of the sounds that concern the game whether little or great event will be enough for any player to pleased.