> Crusader Kings II - Where the fudge did the last 5 hours
> go / 10
> This game is amazing. If you are into strategy games like
> Civ or Europa, this game is for you. You control a dude,
> not a country. You can be a Count, a Duke or a King to start.
> You then have to manage your land or county or empire. There
> is so much detail in this game. I love it.
> As an example of how the game plays out. I started as the
> Count of a holding in Ireland. I got married, had two sons,
> oldest being my heir. I then had a daughter, and betrothed
> her to the son of a more power ruler (he held three titles)
> in Scotland. I then used my spy master to spread lies about
> the ruler of a neighboring county/holding. I also had him
> spread lies of my right to claim in that holding. After
> doing this for a few years he declares war on me. While
> we are at war my nephew comes to me and says, hey I have
> a claim to your other neighbor, lets join forces. So I agree.
> He helps take out this dude and in return I help him take
> out the other guy. Now I proclaim myself the duke of these
> three lands and I appoint my nephew the count of the land
> he wanted. Making him one of my vassals. I then point my
> wife's brother to rule over the other one. This makes her
> dad happy (I forgot to say she was the duchy of a small
> country in France) and he sends me troops to bolster my
> kingdom. Then after a few years of peace I get a message
> from the pope asking me to join a holy war/crusade. In return
> he promises wealth and claim in the holy roman empire. I
> agree set off with my army. I die 3 years into the battle.
> My my eldest son, my heir takes over. I am now playing as
> him. And now craps all messed up. People are revolting,
> there is a civil war. One of my old vassals is plotting
> an assassination on my son. This game is fudging bananas.
> And I love every second of it.
Downloaded the demo because of this post, looking forward to trying it.