05/06/2018 (Sun) 08:43:18
But lacking depth in both area. And maybe that's the charm of it. Instead of tryhard "simulation" it gives fun gameplay.
Few words for those who don't know it (I think it was discussed earlier tho). It's an RTS played in Medieval Europe. The player chooses a country (three starting date is available) and manages it. It has both strategic and tactical level.
The map is divided into provinces with towns where you can build stuff and recruit units (if certain building criterion meet). Of course on this you can send your marshalls with their armies all over the place. The map can be viewed from up close, or on a level which looks liek a map with different layers (political, economical, diplomatic etc etc).
On tactical level the player fights his battles and sieges, if he wishes as they can be autoresolved. As far as I remember battles itself are frustrating experience as they nowhere close to the Total War's level of managebility.
The royal family is far more simple than in CK2. You got the king and can arrange marriages. The Queen's only job is giving birth to princes and princesses. Three of both at tops. You can choose heir freely from the princes, however the older brother(s) can rebel at the death of the old king, so it's easier just leave the oldest as an heir by default. Princesses only use to marry them into families whomst members you want to assassinate as they can help in that. Otherwise they are liabilities as their husband can show in the bill when your king dies and demand provinces from you. Now this can be done intentionally to instigate war.
And there's the royal court where you can relegate into your princes with different roles: marshall, priest, landlord, builder and spy. You can also hire just some guys for the job, but they tend to be enemy spies and make all kinds of mischief, so stick to princes, they are reliable. Marshalls are mobile they command the armies and travel with them. They earn experience the player can buy skills with those for the marshall and give bonuses to his army. The other dudes in the court can manage provinces in some way, the priest can convert the people, landlord gather more taxes, builder make building faster. The spy you can use as counter enemy spies (if you hire dudes) or send him to other kingdoms in hope they get hired and where they can do all kinds of fun depending their role. With a little luck the enemy family go extinct and he will in herit the kingdom. Fun.
What else? Hmm. Stuff.
Oh yeah. There are general units which available everywhere, special regional type of units and kingdom specific units.