Explora uno de los periodos decisivos de la historia en una experiencia creada por los maestros de la gran estrategia.
Análisis de usuarios:
Recientes:
Muy positivos (319 análisis) - 83% of the 319 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Global:
Muy positivos (15,256 análisis) - El 92% de los 15,256 análisis de los usuarios sobre este juego son positivos.
Fecha de lanzamiento: 14 feb. 2012

Inicia sesión para añadir este artículo a tu lista de deseados, seguirlo o marcarlo como que no estás interesado.

Comprar Crusader Kings II

Packs que incluyen este juego

Comprar Paradox Grand Strategy Collection

Incluye 4 artículos: Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV, Hearts of Iron III, Victoria II

Comprar Paradox Platinum Pack

Incluye 6 artículos: Cities in Motion 2, Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV, Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition, Magicka, Warlock 2: The Exiled

Comprar Crusader Kings II Collection

Incluye 43 artículos: Crusader Kings II, Crusader Kings II: African Portraits , Crusader Kings II: African Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Byzantine Unit Pack , Crusader Kings II: Celtic Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Celtic Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Customization Pack, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield II, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield III, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shields, Crusader Kings II: Europa Universalis IV Converter, Crusader Kings II: Finno-Ugric Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Hymns of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Hymns to the Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome , Crusader Kings II: Mediterranean Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Military Orders Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Mongol Faces, Crusader Kings II: Norse Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Norse Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Persian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Persian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India, Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer, Crusader Kings II: Russian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Russian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Saxon Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Albion, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium , Crusader Kings II: Songs of Faith, Crusader Kings II: Songs of India, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Prosperity, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Caliph, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Holy Land, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Rus, Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion, Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: The Republic, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Warriors of Faith Unit Pack

Contenido descargable para este juego

 

Actualizaciones recientes Ver todos (61)

24 de mayo

Development Diary #7: Get Sicker and die harder



Hello and welcome to another Developer Diary about getting sick and dying! Previously I talked about this in the personal sense, but today I will tell you what we have done to Epidemics.

In our upcoming but still unannounced DLC, we have added many more scriptable values to Epidemic diseases which allows us to do many more interesting things with them. I’ll skip the technical details here, but Epidemics can now spread along the Silk road when present, and are more likely to spread to rich and coastal provinces while being less likely to spread to poorer inland areas. Different Epidemics can have different speeds and likelihoods of spreading, as well as different maximum provinces they can spread to and durations to last for.

Epidemics also have another effect now, they can cause Depopulation in a province. Depopulation is a modifier on the province which reduces tax incomes, levy/garrison sizes, and supply limits. Different diseases have different chances of causing Depopulation, and the effects can remain long after the diseases have died out.

Of course, I can’t talk about Epidemics without mentioning The Black Death, since it was a somewhat notable event in the CK2 period. In the past, the Plague hasn’t been too impressive, but now… well now we have made some changes:

while it's possible for the Plague to come from central asia and bypass India, in this instance it arrived in the North-east of the subcontinent and spread throughout it and outwards. Meanwhile, England has Smallpox.

As well as making The Black Death larger and more deadly, we felt it was a shame you’d have to play until 1300 to experience it. So, in our generosity we made The Black Death more dynamic and there is now a chance for a major outbreak to occur 200 years into any game, regardless of startpoint (and the 1300 outbreak of course remains possible too). After a major outbreak has happened the disease becomes endemic and may break out again, but likely on a smaller scale. I should note that the dynamic Plague is a Game Rule, so if you want to restrict the first outbreak to 1300+ it’s still possible.

Is it all doom and gloom in this DLC? Well no, not entirely. As I mentioned previously, Court Physicians will try to treat your illnesses, and you will also be able to build Hospitals, and/or go into Seclusion to attempt to avoid infection - but those are topics for a future DD. Until then, contemplate your mortality.


Read the original post

Useful links
Official Website
Crusader Kings II Wiki
Developer Diary Archives

13 comentarios Leer más

17 de mayo

Development Diary May 17th - We Don't Talk About The Dead



Hi!

It is my turn to write a DD for CK2 and it is about something that perhaps we don’t mention that often: Audio.

Or more specific for this entry; Death Screams & SFX.

For the new expansion I got an important task, it was to create new sound effects for executing characters and also create assets for other ways different characters can die in the game such as falling off a balcony or being mauled by a bear.

So basically for this task I did a bunch of research to see how cruel people were back in the days and how “creative” they could be when executing people.

I needed to create a lot of “gore” sound effects so to achieve this I went out and did some grocery shopping.


The leek and celery were to recreate some “sweet” and intense bone cracking sound effects while the pepper and salad were to create a “slow crushing” sound effect.

The big problem for this task was a major one; Screams. And a lot of them.

So I took the opportunity to do some internal auditions and invited co-workers to the torture chamber aka sound studio.

Another challenge was to get people to sound like they are… dying? I got to do a lot of “dummy” recordings where you could hear me die in different ways, and some of these recordings made their way into the expansion as well, so my co-workers could get to “dub” me or have some kind of a reference.

I’ll not tell you who is dying, that is up to you to guess. \m/

Here we have a female version of being impaled:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Tdun5nhUo
Here is a version from the Spanish method of garroting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L37MOstNKIM
There could be a few hunting accidents:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79_YnsBioGs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNB9J_TLnAs
Or sometimes people went kind of extreme with burning people:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0fHNZm4BTk
Few causes when people were thrown down into a nasty pit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ebJ0PtimBw

Or just want people to suffer really hard before dying:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smzvpm5YBeA
A bonus video of our dear CEO trying out for a role:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBgfkrMGWvw

Read the original post

Useful links
Official Website
Crusader Kings II Wiki
Developer Diary Archives

38 comentarios Leer más

Críticas

“...playing is winning, and there’s something quite satisfying about leading your house to power and glory through whatever means you can, for as long as you can.”
9,5/10 – Strategy Informer

“In short, Crusader Kings II is a majestic feudal sandbox, the greatest generator of hilarious medieval soap opera ever created and Paradox Interactive’s best title to date.”
90/100 – IncGamers

“It's perfectly possible to have made a few too many enemies, anger the Pope and find most of Europe out for your blood. That's really what makes the game so damn fun.”
9/10 – Destructoid

Acerca de este juego

La Edad Oscura puede estar llegando a su fin, pero Europa sigue agitada. Señorzuelos rivalizan con reyes acosados que luchan por ejercer el control sobre sus fragmentados reinos. El Papa llama a la Cruzada para proteger a la Cristiandad en Tierra Santa, al tiempo que se niega a renunciar al control sobre la investidura de los obispos y sobre sus riquezas. Son tiempos para la grandeza. Expande tu señorío y asegura el futuro de tu dinastía. Llena tus arcas, nombra vasallos, erradica a traidores y herejes, introduce leyes e interactúa con cientos de nobles, cada uno de ellos con sus propios planes.
Un buen señor siempre necesitará tener amigos que lo apoyen. Pero cuidado, ya que los más fieles vasallos pueden convertirse rápidamente en acérrimos rivales, y algunos podrían no ser tan dignos de confianza como parecen... Estate preparado e incrementa tu prestigio hasta que el mundo susurre tu nombre con admiración. ¿Tienes lo que hace falta para convertirte en un rey de las cruzadas?
Crusader Kings II explora uno de los periodos decisivos de la historia en una experiencia creada por los maestros del género de la gran estrategia. La Europa medieval vuelve a la vida en este épico juego de caballeros, planes y tronos...

Características principales:

  • Comienza el juego en cualquier punto entre 1066 y 1337, y juega hasta 1453
  • Escoge a un señor de la Cristiandad y asegura la supervivencia de su dinastía a medida que controlas a sus sucesivos descendientes a través de los años
  • Gana prestigio por cada uno de los sucesivos personajes que manejas, fomentando la gloria de tu dinastía
  • Expande tu domino feudal y evita su desmoronamiento
  • Desvela las tramas de tus cortesanos y vasallos, cada uno de ellos con sus propias opiniones y planes
  • Toma la cruz y combate al moro, al pagano y al hereje
  • Defiende ante los ataques de las hordas mongolas
  • Lucha con el Papa por el control sobre los obispos
  • Revive la Edad Media con hasta 32 jugadores en el modo de competición multijugador

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • SO: XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Procesador: Intel® Pentium® IV a 2.4 GHz o AMD 3500+
    • Memoria: 2 GB de RAM
    • Disco Duro: 2 GB de espacio libre
    • Gráficos: nVidia® GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon® X1900 con 512 MB de VRAM
    • Versión de DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sonido: Dispositivo compatible con DirectX
    • Adicional: Ratón de 3 botones y teclado
    • SO: Mac OS X 10.6.8 o posterior
    • Procesador: Intel Core Duo a 2 GHz o superior
    • Memoria: 2 GB de RAM
    • Disco Duro: 2 GB de espacio libre
    • Gráficos: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / nVidia GeForce 320 / nVidia GeForce
      9600 o superior
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: IntelR PentiumR IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard disk space: 2 Gb
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce
      > 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required.
Análisis de usuarios
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Recientes:
Muy positivos (319 análisis)
Global:
Muy positivos (15,256 análisis)
Publicados recientemente
tildepeppercake
( 0.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de mayo
high price
¿Es útil? No Divertido
StormMaster
( 44.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
A very good game for those who enjoy the viking to medieval eras of europe northern africa and the middle east. Pick a person to emulate and try to be the very best like no one ever was. Kill all your enemies and seduce all the women in the kingdom with your super amazing charms!. Political intrigue and etc etc etc, theres alot ot offer from this game and its complex but less so then europa in my opinion which will make it more accessible to those new to the grand strategy genre as it focuses more on the interactions between the characters you control and those around you. I wouldnt recommend that you buy this game without any dlc like I did as it made it a huge hassle later down the line to buy every single dlc seperately. This game will frequently be on sale for 75% off and more and you should purchase it along with all of its dlcs at the same time to get the best experience from the game, you can exclude the ebooks if you dont plan on reading them. A must own for fans of medieval history and "what ifs" like me who want to see what could of happened

10/10
¿Es útil? No Divertido
michaelwversyn
( 284.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
Compared to some people I'm still new to this but I think I can say its a great game... however being a cheap ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I'd say wait for a sale or get someone to gift it to you
¿Es útil? No Divertido
D3X4MPH3T4M4R1N3
( 264.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
This is quite possibly the best game on steam.

Its hard to play and learn, but once you get it, it rewards 10 fold.
Ive been a tyrant and slept with all my vassals wives, ive contracted small pox, had children with smallpox and crossed them with leppers. I have a sickly family tree but its big. married genius to morons, dwarfs to ugly people.

I have had a ball playing this over and over and losing time and time again, because of a stupid decision, like becoming a heretic or deciding to clame a title whos owner has a 10x army and allies. This is a programming marvel really, id hate to be one of the developers (well most of the time id prolly love to write a game like this)

I have spent over $200 on all the DLC, Concaive is interesting, but i prefer vanilla. I almost always play as Ireland because i havent managed to finish a game yet :) and ive tried. I like to play on hard. this is a game i will be playing all my life and espically something to look forward to in the undesirable event im hospitalized and about to die. I can play CK2 between chemo sessions. 10/10 - Keep the DLC comming and MOD MOD MOD. :)
¿Es útil? No Divertido
Huge
( 503.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
If you get to the stage where you have played 500 hours, you might...just might about have a grasp on how the game works.
¿Es útil? No Divertido
-|Judge|-
( 68.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
Producto recibido de forma gratuita
This game is amazing, But alot of good modders are taking down their mods sadly, But I do reccomend this game
¿Es útil? No Divertido
eat some glass, kid
( 1.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
Producto recibido de forma gratuita
I don't own this game.
¿Es útil? No Divertido
nothing94
( 1.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
Not saying that the game has no charm but not even 40 minutes in and i was so over whelmed with all the text pop ups i had no idea what i was doing and i was going through the tutorial, i wanted to punch my computer screen
¿Es útil? No Divertido
Canton
( 89.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
I forced every character in the kingdom but mine to inbreed.
I had literally no competition for the throne because barely anybody was competent enough to realise their ambitions.

10/10,
¿Es útil? No Divertido
OldChestnut
( 95.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 24 de mayo
they remove mods to be PC
¿Es útil? No Divertido
Master Bates
( 1,066.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 24 de mayo
I am King Énri IV 'the Great' Ivaring of Ireland, Wales, France, Castille, Galicia, and León. Son of King James Ivaring and Queen Marina Jimena.

My father was known to be a just man, many spoke of his name with praise. He managed to convince the Pope to grant him the right to conquer France, which was in a civil war. During the war whilst leading his glorious army he was maimed. Shortly after winning the war he died. At the young age of 2, I was crowned King.

I spent my childhood learning a various subjects, I did well in most of them but exelled in military matters. When I was 14, a civil war erupted in my realm, most of which were the angry French. This was the perfect oppitunity of using my skills that I learnt in the arts of war. Although I did not directly lead anyone, I was not far behind, with the greatest generals devising plans to win the war. The beggining of the war did not go well, but with my mother attacking from the south and I from the north, they could only fend off one. They went after me. The fools. Suddenly, the war leaned towards me, and soldier by soldier, the French armies depleted. Only 15 years old, I managed to win a war thought impossible, it was this that named me 'the Great'.

In the following years, the realm was at peace and was prospering under my rule. Many unloyal vassals were crushed and replaced with more loyal vassals. I did not expand the realm much by conquest but when my mother died I inherited her kingdoms, but this came with a heavy cost, yet again unloyal vassals. Another civil war happened, which was defeated with ease.

My rule is now coming to an end, I leave this world knowing that I have laid down the foundations for my decendants, for the sun will never set on my kingdom.



(( Just a note, this game is absolutely amazing and you should buy it, now. Also, get AGOT mod, it is really good. Seriously, you can ride a dragon, A DRAGON!!!!!!! ))
¿Es útil? No Divertido
Sultan Furkan Han
( 28.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 24 de mayo
DLC SIMULATOR
¿Es útil? No Divertido
Improper Use
( 8.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
At ten or so hours, I really do not know much about this game.

But that being said; here is why I am not playing it anymore.

1) The gameplay is loaded with excessive jargon, rules described with jargon and reasons stated in jargon.
The rules and gameplay never attempt beyond cursory explaninations - if you even get that, why you cannot do something.

2) The screen is often cluttered with interfaces, many commands require incessant clicking, and little in the way of shortcuts or shortcut listings.

3) I see way too many DLC. This means gameplay was stripped in favour of extra paid content it also fractures any assistance and commentary from others with varying states of game.

4) The tutorial is pretty bad.

Since I got the game very cheaply from humble I probably will never buy another from this devolper as the DLC scheme is a major memory incentive to remember the devolper in a negatitive light.

Summation
If you like memory and jargon related information, you may like this.
If you like the feeling of spending alot of monies on a product, you may like this.

I don't.
¿Es útil? No Divertido
9Kbits
( 29.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
Screw Ireland, Haesteinn of Nantes in 867 is the best starting character.
¿Es útil? No Divertido
Festivus
( 212.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
Still ♥♥♥♥♥♥ at my son for cheating on me with my grandmother
¿Es útil? No Divertido
plankicorn
( 318.5 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
7/10. Buy it if you're willing to make the commitment.

Essentially this game is a medieval story generator (albeit a very complex one). It takes a lot of time to learn, but can be very fun. It simulates family, friendships, rivalries, etc. Because of the complexity, it can be very intimidating for new players, so only buy it if you're willing to put in the massive amount of time it takes to familiarize yourself with the game's basic mechanics.
¿Es útil? No Divertido
RedJimi
( 10.5 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
pros:
+history
+waging conquest war through casus belli (lat.: justified war)
+nations and ethnicities galore
+multiplayer (real-time-pause is weird though)

cons:
-oldish engine (lacks modern polish)
-so much dlc and some of it bad
-learning curve
¿Es útil? No Divertido
Bacchus
( 770.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
I routinely play as the Byzantine Empire and eventually I restore it, only to be halfway cut off by rebellions and jealous relatives. To keep them pleased I marry most of my family to each other and by the 12th century their too stupid to try anything. Then the wars start with Islam, and the second downfall of the roman empire begins.
11/10 best game of 2012.
¿Es útil? No Divertido
Bear
( 1,094.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
Would I have 1090 hours on this game if it was ♥♥♥♥?
¿Es útil? No Divertido
**Baldur**
( 267.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
So many good things to say about this game..

Long story short: Must BUY and an AMAZING game!
¿Es útil? No Divertido
Análisis más útiles  En los últimos 30 días
A 1 de 1 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
Recomendado
557.4 h registradas
Publicado el 18 de mayo
Uno de los juegos más adictivos que he tenido la desgracia de engancharme. En él deberemos dirigir un linaje a través de la alta edad media hasta principios del renacimiento para que alcance el mayor poder posible en Europa, Africa y/o Asia. Lo que hace distinto a este juego de otros de estrategia de conquista es la mezcla con elementos de rol, pues durante el transcurso del juego iremos cogiendo el papel del cabeza de família de la dinastia hasta que muera y lo suceda el heredero, momento en el cual asumiremos el papel de este último (y así sucesivamente). Por ello se incluyen elementos de rol y deberemos usar las habilidades de cada personaje para alcanzar sus objetivos (es un buen guerrero? pues llévalo a comandar sus tropas. Le gusta espiar entre bastidores? pues espía a tus adversarios. etc.) Casarse con aliados potenciales, tener descendencia y casarlos a su vez con otras casas poderosas, asesinar a candidatos a un título que codicias, etc. Es un juego que hace más incapié en las intrigas palaciegas que no en el combate y los ejércitos.
En definitiva un gran juego que nos enseña que para conseguir un reino no siempre deberás usar una espada en batalla, sino tal vez una daga en las sombras.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 192 de 225 personas (85%) les ha sido útil este análisis
208 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
2.0 h registradas
Publicado el 30 de abril
I have no idea what I'm doing but I feel important
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 118 de 127 personas (93%) les ha sido útil este análisis
112 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
538.8 h registradas
Publicado el 7 de mayo
At the court of the newly founded German kingdom of Suckmahbutt:

"My king, my king, we have news!"

"What news you filthy peasant?"

"The Sarazens tremble before our great forces! Not long, and we will call Jerusalem ours once again!"

"Ah, good news indeed. But I have too many vassals already, don't I?"

"Yes, M'lord. Shall I bring you the chronicles?"

"Yes, nameless lowborn scum, do that. Find me a distant cousin of my dynasty whom I can declare ruler of Jerusalem once the city falls and the war is won. Can't have it to rule such a distant kingdom myself."

"But there are other news, still. The Permian nobles have risen up and hold their banner for independence."

"Well, what do I care? Where's Perm even supposed to be?"

"Why, it's a tribal duchy south of Siberia."

"Why do you tell me of the rebellion then? They're too far away for me to attack them anyway."

"Why would you wish to attack your own lands, my king?"

"MY LANDS?" The king starts laughing "How is this snowy outback tribal lectern of a duchy MY LAND?"

"Well, remember the cousin your grand grandfather married off to a uyghur warlord to get a treaty out of him?"

"No."

"Me neither. But apparently their entire clan went extinct after some crazy viking coastal conquest went down and... well, I dont know the details either. But it appears you happened to inherit those lands, and now they're ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off to be ruled by a German infidel."

"This is madness."

"Madness? No. THIS IS... nevermind actually. But we have it 1241, and you're related to pretty much every royal in Europe, so this kind of stuff happens, I suppose."

"What happens if I just ignore the rebels?"

"They'll win the war, you'll lose prestige and the big blue blob formerly known as France will probably take the chance to invade us."

"Well, we can't have this. Make peace with the Saracens. We go to war in... what was it called?"

"Perm, M'lord. Will you lead the troops yourself?"

"No, I have to outlive my firstborn son, after all. Put him in charge, if we're lucky this lunatic imbecile glutton dies in battle and his brother inherits."

"So it will happen, M'lord."

10/10 would marry uyghur infidels again
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 52 de 53 personas (98%) les ha sido útil este análisis
41 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
106.8 h registradas
Publicado el 14 de mayo
At 16 got the crown from my Father "the great".

-Regency ended and decided to execute those whom my father held prisoner
-Enjoyed their screams, raised the crown authority to "High", this is my realm
-Due to my extreme attractiveness, wife loves me and became my spymaster
-Uncovered a plot to lower crown authorty.
-Laughed, imprisoned the nobles children, then his wife, then himself...
-Let him watch me murder them all, then threw in in oubilet to rot.
-Nobles and Vassals all hate me, raise the flag in 1st revolt.. crushed. All imprisoned along with their children..
-Murdered all...
-2nd revolt from the brother of one of those murdered, crushed, imprisoned..
-Have a few children...
-When children grow up see their fathers evil..
-1st child revolts, is crushed, and imprisoned..
-Tortured 1st child... killed..
-2nd child suffers same fate...
-3rd child is thrown in prison because i can't trust them anymore...
-3rd child thrown in oubilet, becomes a lunatic...
-4th child realizes his brothers fate, does not revolt and just waits for his evil father to die.
-More revolts crushed, nobles children killed. Or tortured, whatever i see fit...
-become Liveurncio "the Black"
-Ruled my realm for over 70 years....
-Die in peace in bed... After torturing and murdering those in my realm for 70 years..

Would torture and murder again
10/10
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 31 de 36 personas (86%) les ha sido útil este análisis
2 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
749.8 h registradas
Publicado el 28 de abril
Do I recommend this game?
Yes, truly I do. Its an awesome game. It develops every single aspect of a strategy game set in the past that are left out of other games. You can have families, friends, allies, non-aggression pacts. You can imprison, execute and banish annoying vassals, you can marry yourself with the daughter of the King of England, and through the descendants of that union get a claim on his lands. The game is varied, as you an set your game in various time periods across history with hundreds of different factions. You can be a Mongolian Khan or a Holy Roman Emperor just as much as you can be a count in Iceland with no wealth, armies or power. In most strategy games, who YOU in an empire is mostly irrelevant. In the CIV series you're simply a great leader of your nation that rules it forever. Or in the Total war series, you can have a defined character bu everything about him is mostly out of your control or irrelevant. in CK2, all the focus is on your family, as it should be. Your daughters can be married to secure alliances or become great rulers in their own right. Your sons can lead your armies, and can be giving titles you win through war. Some of your sons will love you, others will only try to seize power for themselves. Every single character as a personality, related to their trait that ACTUALLY MATTERS. Be a jerk, become a tyrant and people will hate you, resent you and might even try to murder you This world feels organic and you truly feel a part of it. For all of those reasons, I recommend this game

However

It cant be denied that this game unfortunately has TONS of issues that affect game play. The kind of which will make you want to scream at your screen at how stupid what just happened was. Complete nobodies who actually like you will have you murdered for no reason or will get themselves 20000 men armies out of nowhere to attack you even tough they don't have a penny on them or apparent claims on your lands.

The AI can be incredibly stupid! They cant ever hold on to a king title without being crushed by continuous groups of rebellious vassals. After a century, ever single important christian kingdom will have an elective system of law. Why? Because its what theirs vassals want and the AI cant handle rebellions. You want to battle certain foreign dynasties across history? Too bad, the AI is also incompetent at keeping themselves alive for any long periods. Most great houses in say, 1066 will have disappeared in a bout a century which COULD be considered historically accurate but at the same time it makes you feel like you're playing this game alone with no actual competition. The AI for the pope can be brain dead. Calling crusades against Kingdoms in India, forcing crusaders to cross the Persian desert to reach their target!

The DLC in this game is horrendous. Its DLC whoring that's EA worthy. You have to pay for portraits and songs in the game!!! PURE AESTHETICS STUFF THAT DOESNT CHANGE GAME PLAY. Are you sick of hearing the same 2 god damn songs in repeat? Pay money.
The worst about those DLC is what they offer. Without paying extra, you cant play pagans, you cant play Indians, you cant play muslims and you cant play republics. Thats right, more than half of the starting areas are impossible for the player to play unless they pay extra. Others are simply broken and as such are complete rip offs AND THANK GOD I never bought some of them!! They allow you for 5.49 $ to customize your ruler on regular mode BUT not on Ironman mode. But, thats something you could ALREADY DO THROUGH THE CONSOLE. Its vastly useless! The Way of life DLC makes every single male in your kingdom horny dogs that go after your wife, your heirs wife etc... which means, in a game about dynasties ruling across history, your son might just be the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ son of some random count who, thanks to the seduction focus, repeatedly slept with your wife 35 times right under your nose. The ONLY way to make sure your wives don't end up sleeping with every single man in the Kingdom is to pick a chaste one (trait that I rarely see and that they often end up losing) or a lesbian. Apparently, according to paradox, all women were ♥♥♥♥♥s in these times! Seeing how they refuse to truly fix this, thats the only conclusion I can arrive to. They tried to with a new "reject seduction attempts" system but since theres always a few master seducers running around it doesn't stop anyone.
The conclave DLC makes the game way harder and sooo much less fun. The Republic DLC forces you to use seniority succession and nothing else! Always playing 75 years old? isnt that fun???
The Sword of Islam dlc should've been in the base game, same for the old gods. There's no excuses to leave so many factions unplayable even at an 1066 start.

Theres also new updates. Lots of complaints about the new update regarding coalitions that can make pagans, muslims and christians band together against you because you took a duchy through a religious war. They NEVER make coalitions USEFUL agaisnt the AI, this feature is SOLELY used to stop the player from expanding, forcing you to wait 30 f*cking years for infamy to go off unless youre willing to fight 8 nations at the same time. Shattered retreats make your enemies armies magically undestroyable while they basicly have safe conduit back to their territories. Which means, wars now drag for SO FREAKING longer than they need to because you can't kill their armies! You cant pursue them either because you will never have enough supplies and risk losing men needlessly. Sometimes, your own armies will retreat at the WORST POSSIBLE PLACES. When you raid a coast with boats and your raiders gets defeated, they sometimes retreat further in the AIs territory even tough their boats is RIGHT THERE. Theres as of date NO OPTION to turn those off. You dont like them? too bad. You have to use mods on the workshop and disable ironman mode to be able to play without them

In short?? This game offers SO much and at the same time sucks the fun out of the game with questionable design decisions, horrible dlc, and annoying AI. Is the game fun? Yes. Of course it is. But after several hours, you realize all the shortcoming of this game and you're bound to be annoyed by them.
Btw, buy this game on a sale, that game is often on sale at 40% or 30% off (cant remember the percentage) Yet every other day its over 200$ to acquire the "full experience". Just wait a little while and get it on sale
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 64 de 96 personas (67%) les ha sido útil este análisis
2 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
No recomendado
238.3 h registradas
Publicado el 27 de abril
Ultimately, after 200 hours on a game (I'm not really a gamer so 200 hours is _insane_ for me to spend on a game) like this, you'd think I could recommend Crusader Kings II. Sadly, I am just not able to anymore. My view of CKII is pretty mixed, so I'll try to give the good with the bad. I'll start with the good first, since I plan to expand more on the bad.

THE GOOD
-The map is gorgeous and easily the best looking of all of Paradox's games.
-Music, even without the music pack DLCs, is pretty great and I've never really gotten tired of it.
-The history is, at least on the surface, simulated pretty well and I enjoy having some of the weirder and obscure characters in history able to be played like the last Karling, a random Christian ruler in Seljuk Anatolia, and so on. It's nice that they'll include stuff like that even if you can only access it by skipping to a very specific year.
-The early DLCs, particularly The Old Gods, are genuinely fun. I love playing as the Norse during the Age of the Vikings and it's honestly one of the best parts of the game. It's to the point I almost wish The Old Gods was spun off as a different game (similar to For the Glory) to focus on just that era and expand more into Viking clans, religion, etc.
-Unlike most I've played Crusader Kings 1 extensively and while there are a lot of steps back from that game, I do like that the council does more than just improve ruler stats. Letting your council micro-manage your realm (before they ruined it with Conclave) is genuinely very fun and makes it feel more like an actual feudal state.
-It got me, someone who doesn't really like video games enough to be called a "gamer" (most of the games on my Steam are gifts are stuff I bought and never played), to play for 200 hours so that's got to count for something.

THE BAD
-First off, the DLCs. Holy ♥♥♥♥, the DLCs. Paradox, when I am expected to pay $15 to play as a Jew, when there are literally fewer than 10 Jewish players to even play in nearly _700 years_ of gameplay, how do you even justify that? Really, the DLCs have turned a good $60 game into a bloated mess that Paradox wants you to pay nearly $200 for. Even as someone with the means to do so, this game does _not_ deserve that price and is simply not good enough for it. I've bought strategy games for the PC that start at $100 retail because they are done with mind-boggingly amounts of research, study, and care. Crusader Kings II is not that good.
-Besides the price of the DLCs, which is crazy, the amount of content that you have to add on to the game is out of control. Not only does it mean the base game is almost worthless, but that you start to break your game the more you add on to it. It is simply ridiculous and is something that warns off new players when they see mountains of DLC.
-Patches that you have no control over that break your game. I am one of the poor people who bought Conclave on Day 1 and even though I have since turned it off like any sensible person, the forced patch means that I can't escape some of the worse parts of the DLC whether I want it or not. Paradox breaks your game for you and there is no real way to go back. I miss the days of the old Paradox games when I refused to upgrade EU 3 for over a year until better patches came around.
-Conclave. Just...♥♥♥♥ing Conclave. If you want to know why it's so bad read one of the other reviews but suffice to say it breaks any sense of believability or historical playability of the game and turns it into a game that is almost impossible to play if you are anything more than a duke, and a minor duke at that.
-Speaking of which...Paradox, either accept that your games are, you know, games or try to be more historical. You can't be either. Iqta government is not feudalism, CK II can't even begin to simulate medieval economies, and India. Didn't. Work. That. Way. I am a history nerd myself and that's why I enjoy Paradox games, but the way the game has been lately with the recent expansions it is almost impossible to try to play a game historically with the way that CKII works. Economy is a joke, armies don't work how they should, vassals aren't simulated anywhere near realistically, rebellions happen more often than they should for some countries and never for others (I have yet to see the Golden Horde have any problem ruling all of Russia past 1300 and often survives all the way to the end of the game fully intact).
-A lot of the bad things in the game feel like a step back from Crusader Kings 1, which is one of my best games ever to this day. Events are basically nerfed and pointless now which severely hampers roleplaying, different numbers for a vassal's opinion of you and loyalty are gone which makes holding empires together almost impossible, armies and economy are massively changed and almost never for the better, and in general CK II just feels...less in depth. In Crusader Kings I, despite a smaller scope, I could really get lost into the intricacies of day-to-day rule. By this point in CK II with all the patches I rarely if ever care who my king is and never interact with him. I can't remember the last time it mattered who I marry beyond alliances, even.

Overall, CK II is a slick-looking game with a ton of problems underneath. I keep playing it because it is, on a level, addicting, but it's far too broken and mismanaged for me to totally enjoy it or recommend it. Sadly, since the release of Conclave my playtime has taken a nosedive and it's unlikely I'll keep playing. EU4 is at least fun enough without Mare Nostrum to keep playing but with the forced patches and general unlikeability of the gameplay, I can't say I'd tell anyone I know to play CK II. Oh well, at least we'll always have CK 1.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 15 de 16 personas (94%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1 persona ha encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
647.4 h registradas
Publicado el 3 de mayo
I've spend 600+ hours in this game, and I still cannot "beat" it, or truly ever understand it. I still routinely start in Ireland and attempt to conquer everything. I have all the DLC and I have tried in other locations, but there are just so many things left to do. I cannot stress this enough, BUY THE GAME.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 44 de 69 personas (64%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1 persona ha encontrado divertido este análisis
No recomendado
304.3 h registradas
Publicado el 13 de mayo
Paradox DLC Simulator. Good game, bad DLC policy.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 25 de 38 personas (66%) les ha sido útil este análisis
No recomendado
432.3 h registradas
Publicado el 29 de abril
I like this game. I really do. It is well crafted, has phenomenal replayability, and is constantly being updated. The problem? The sheer greed and avarice of its creators. To gain access to the full gamut of features available to players of this game, you'll have to spend upwards of $200. Most of the "expansions" for this game are in the form of $15 DLC packs that add as much content as a minor patch for similar games such as the Total War series or even Civilization.

Long story short, don't buy this game unless you are willing to pay nearly $300 for the full experience.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 19 de 27 personas (70%) les ha sido útil este análisis
No recomendado
510.7 h registradas
Publicado el 21 de mayo
Great game, but Paradox needs to be punished for adding new expansion more quickly than correcting the bugs and flaws they create by doing so.

So it's a NO review, until they change policies.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 10 de 13 personas (77%) les ha sido útil este análisis
3 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
2,713.3 h registradas
Publicado el 7 de mayo
This game is awesome. Start out as a little guy in Ireland and become the Emperor of the British Isles, and then lose it all in a generation and you're a count again. Except this time you're a count somewhere in Germany because on a previous character you married some German count's daughter, and he had a feud with someone who murdered all of his sons and you ended up inheriting it. Well now I guess you're in Germany so you start all over again. You fabricate some claims, and invite some claimants and land them, allowing you to take land for them that will be added to your overall realm. Eventually you're big enough and you've bribed enough people that you manage to get yourself elected Holy Roman Empire. Now the might of the Reich is going to go down upon that upstart Duke who thought he could overthrow you as Emperor of Britain.

Every game can be this interesting. Try it.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 6 de 7 personas (86%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1 persona ha encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
525.3 h registradas
Publicado el 4 de mayo
You know, I feel like ,compared to some of the great players (e.g. those mad tings' with 2000+ hours invested into the game) I really haven't experienced that much. In fact, I haven't even managed to run through a full game yet, that is both from the DLC-given 769 Charlemagne starting date and the vanilla 1066 date, and I like to consider myself a competent player - atleast I would hope so by this point... BUT, by my sweet black baby jesus' grace, it was when all of this hit me that I decided to write this review.

That is ♥♥♥♥ing amazing.

400+ hours of gameplay, nearing 500, and I still haven't managed to finish a game?

CK2 is the ultimate strategy out there. It doesn't recquire particularly acute battle-planning however, that is all done by a simple combat simulator and AI Martial Ability, no. This sort of strategy is that of court intrigue, seducing the Queen of Lombardy and marrying her so your heir becomes King of Italy whilst also coming from a family of barbaric Norse pagans?

What? The predominantly Catholic Italians don't like the idea of having a Pagan King and try revolt against you? Beat them down then, that's what your well groomed retinues are for.

But still your Council might find themselves growning a tad bit agitated with your ritual sacrifice of their fellow Christians and might attempt to, instead of overthrowing you competely, limit your power with diplomacy and the use of a strange concept. Democracy. Well, ♥♥♥♥ them, send your spymaster with his seditious intent to capture or kill them.

All this in the meagre period of twenty years.

Who knows what other trials, tribulations and resounding triumphs, await you upon your purchase of this game?
Well to answer that. No-one. Because the possibilities are, literally, absolutely infinite.

Oh and I also suggest shelling out, legit, everything in your wallet on the main DLCs, which are everything exluding Aztec Invasion.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 4 de 4 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
3 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
808.5 h registradas
Publicado el 11 de mayo
The CKII Experience:
1. Create an awesome looking character with so-so traits.
2. Marry a princess from some far-flung kingdom.
3. Sire some children (and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s)
4. Use your so-so council to spread your influence over nearby lands.
5. Fabricate some claims, infuriate some nobles, and rise from a count to a duke.
6. Your character becomes depressed, stressed, and possesed.
7. You die in a Viking raid from some distant pagan chiefdom.
8. Your heir, despite your efforts, becomes a tyrant.
9. His councilors contstantly join plots to kill him and eventually his siblings rise up and, with the help of the freaking Holy Roman Empire, revoke your titles, imprison and execute you.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 6 de 8 personas (75%) les ha sido útil este análisis
2 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
118.7 h registradas
Publicado el 11 de mayo
Nothing like unifying Ireland and taking over England, Scotland and Wales.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 3 de 3 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
Recomendado
10.5 h registradas
Publicado el 23 de mayo
pros:
+history
+waging conquest war through casus belli (lat.: justified war)
+nations and ethnicities galore
+multiplayer (real-time-pause is weird though)

cons:
-oldish engine (lacks modern polish)
-so much dlc and some of it bad
-learning curve
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 4 de 5 personas (80%) les ha sido útil este análisis
2 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
140.4 h registradas
Publicado el 18 de mayo
From the Chronicle of House af Munsö

879 A.D. - A ten feet tall woman was crucified in the province of Vermaland.

(...)

882 A.D. - People in Vestmannaland claimed to have seen two suns at the same time.

883 A.D. - A dragon was seen in the province of Möre.

884 A.D. - Villagers saw blood raining from the sky in the province of Medelpad.

885 A.D. - The earth shook for three days in Nerike, killing two hundred peasants and a priest.

886 A.D. - King Björn Ironside of Sviþjod died a natural death on 18 May, 886. His son, Eirikr, succeeded to the throne of the Kingdom with a grand ceremony in Håtuna.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 5 de 7 personas (71%) les ha sido útil este análisis
Recomendado
28.3 h registradas
Publicado el 24 de mayo
DLC SIMULATOR
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 2 de 2 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
Recomendado
293.5 h registradas
Publicado el 15 de mayo
Incredibly addictive. The depth and the range of options are very impressive. Sometimes it feels a bit odd with the strict rules of family management (like, why can't I as an Emperor persuade my lackwit elder son that he's better off in a monastery than ruling; had to excommunicate him and then reconciled and sent him to monastery nevertheless).
Allows some really strange manipulations with history. I rebuilt the Roman Empire through heroic attempts of three consecutive female Empresses and finally a couple of decent male rulers. And that's a pretty tame story if you compare to what people are posting here and elsewhere.
Absolutely worth playing a lot.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 2 de 2 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
Recomendado
155.8 h registradas
Publicado el 17 de mayo
I was the King of Italy and my good friend was a duke under me. By the end of our session my friend had his dukedom stolen by a foreign host, he died a billion times, we reclaimed his dukedom, but I then had him assassinated so my family inherited the land.

10/10 Yes @Brokenbranch I killed you to take your land.
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido
A 2 de 2 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
Recomendado
852.2 h registradas
Publicado el 18 de mayo
A great game for roleplaying a dynasty in the middle ages. In this game you don't play as a country, but you play as the dynasty leading the country.
It is my most played game of all time and has given me hundreds of hours of fun
¿Te ha sido útil este análisis? No Divertido