Stronghold Crusader 2 ist der lang erwartete Nachfolger der kultigen und zeitlosen Burgsimulation aus der Wüste. Nach 12 Jahren kehrt Stronghold mit einem neuen 3D Engine und einer realistischen Burgzerstörung dank des Havok Physics Engine in den Orient um 1189 zurück.
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Veröffentlichung: 22. Sep. 2014

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"fun castle rts, havn't played anything but campaign but the combat and building is fun. Needs better production chain descriptions though."

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21. November

New Update & Winter Update Teased

Version 1.0.19791 Now Live

We have just released a new update for Stronghold Crusader 2. Today’s release introduces numerous small improvements, optimizations and tweaks to the game, as well as several bug fixes addressing issues reported by players:

Additions
  • Improvements to various cursors and their hotspots.
  • Multiplayer games remain listed in the Lobby when in progress, but display a crossed swords icon in the Locked column.
  • Friend's or ‘Invite Only’ games are now correctly displayed as Locked in the
  • Multiplayer lobby.
  • Enemy units and buildings are now highlighted red when targeted by selected player's units.

Bug Fixes
  • Numerous optimisations for group pathfinding.
  • Several fixes for curved movement in formations.
  • Optimised collision checks for pathfinding.
  • Fixed slowdown when woodcutters are searching for new trees.
  • Fixed crash which occurred occasionally when Mantlets and other siege equipment moved over Man Traps (Thanks FireRanger!).
  • Enemy peasants and workers no longer prevent players from building if they are too close during Peacetime.
  • Braziers no longer block access to walls when placed at the top of stairs.
  • Fixed an issue where kicking players in Skirmish Lobbies would sometimes kick the wrong player.
  • Lord death will now result in defeat in Sandbox missions.
  • Fixed Restart Mission not working in Sandbox missions.
  • Fixed melee troops not being able to attack engine towers when they were placed inside a section of wall.

Your feedback and reporting of issues really does mean faster bug fixes, refined game balance and a better game, so please keep it coming! The Crusader team is currently hard at work on an exciting new content update that we’re hoping to release soon. You can expect a full announcement on this next week, but for now please enjoy today’s update and let us know YOUR ideas for future updates - Stronghold Crusader 2 Forum

Please Note - The above version number should now appear at the bottom of the main Crusader 2 title screen. If the version numbers do not match up please exit the game and restart your Steam client, doing so until you force the new update to download.

If you experience an issue not listed in the fixes above the fastest way to get a fix is by letting us know. Please do so by submitting a report - Support Site

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11. November

Christmas Tournament

Applications Now Open!

Winter is coming. It is time to gird your loins and join the Stronghold Crusader 2 European Tournament hosted by Firefly superfan and strategy YouTuber SergiuHellDragoon! Sign up now and within weeks you will be locking horns with Stronghold players of all skill levels, with exclusive prizes on offer for those who stand victorious when the dust settles:

Winner
  • All AI Character DLC
  • Signed boxed copy of Crusader 2
  • Stronghold Crusader 2 T-Shirt (Medium)

Runner-Up
  • First AI Character DLC
  • Signed boxed copy of Crusader 2
  • Stronghold Crusader 2 T-Shirt (Medium)

Semi-Finalists
  • First AI Character DLC
  • Signed boxed copy of Crusader 2
  • Stronghold Crusader 2 Lanyard

To enter simply fill out the tournament sign-up sheet by 17:00 GMT on November 18th - Application Form

The tournament will begin on Monday November 24th and feature 63 matches in total, with the grand final streamed live on Wednesday December 18th. This schedule is designed to give players enough time to practice before the tournament and between matches. You do not need to live in Europe to take part in the tournament, but to allow us to referee games matches will be held daily between 17:00 and 21:30 GMT.

The Christmas Tournament will accept a total of 64 contestants, who will be chosen randomly on November 17th from the pool of applicants. If you are lucky enough to be selected, you will receive an email with the tournament schedule and the date and time of your first match. All applicants must send a friend request to our official Crusader 2 tournament Steam account to confirm availability during the tournament hours and allow us to referee matches - Steam Account

Please Note: If you do not complete the application form, agree to the tournament hours and add our tournament account as a friend on Steam we cannot accept your application.

Full details of the tournament format and rule set can be found here - Contest Rules

The tournament winners will be announced on December 19th, with the final match streamed live the day before. To honour the most fierce Stronghold warriors, the final eight games will be published to both our YouTube channel and Sergiu’s. This is your chance to defeat some of the world’s greatest Crusader 2 Lords and be crowned European Champion!

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Reviews

“Für alte kriegserprobte Stronghold Spieler ist Crusader 2 ein triumphale Evolution des Spiels, das sie die letzten zwölf Jahre wertgeschätzt haben.”
8/10 – Strategy Informer

“Das Spiel ist abgerundet und modern: Die 3D-Modellierung ist genau richtig und komplementiert den spürbaren Physik Engine.”
4/5 – Empire

“Einzigartige und rasante Burgbau-Action, genau wie sie immer sein sollte.”
8/10 – Hooked Gamers

Sonderedition

  • Digitales Artbook
  • Digitaler Soundtrack, komponiert von Robert Euvino
  • Kopie von Stronghold Crusader HD auf Steam

Über dieses Spiel

Stronghold Crusader 2 ist der lang erwartete Nachfolger der kultigen und zeitlosen Burgsimulation aus der Wüste. Nach 12 Jahren kehrt Stronghold mit einem neuen 3D Engine und einer realistischen Burgzerstörung dank des Havok Physics Engine in den Orient um 1189 zurück. Crusader 2 schenkt dem fesselnd rasanten Gameplay und der authentischen Burgsimulation neues Leben.

Das neue Stronghold verbindet RTS und Aufbauspiel-Gameplay in einem Strategiespiel in einer Art, die seinem Vorläufer treu bleibt. Ihr nehmt wahlweise die Rolle der brutalen Kreuzritter oder der arabischen Freiheitskämpfer ein und entscheidet die Zukunft des Heiligen Landes mit Scharen von Soldaten und einem riesigen Bollwerk von Belagerungswaffen. Führt Eure Truppen entweder als Richard Löwenherz oder als Sultan von Syrien in zwei historischen Einzelspieler Kampagnen in die Schlacht und stellt Euch dynamischen Ereignissen wie Heuschreckenplagen oder Tornados. Werdet zum mächtigsten Burgherrn indem Ihr wichtige Oasen verteidigt und Eure Wirtschaft aufblühen lässt.

Um Herr über das Schlachtfeld zu werden, müsst Ihr mehr als 25 einzigartige Einheiten kommandieren und ihre speziellen Fähigkeiten beherrschen. Erhöht die Moral mit dem Waffenmeister, stürmt an die Front mit dem Sassaniden Ritter, lasst Eure Bogenschützen Pfeile auf die Feinde hageln, oder erklimmt die Burgmauern mit dem tödlichen Meuchelmörder. Perfektioniert Eure Fähigkeiten und erprobt sie im Scharmützel Modus, oder zieht online mit bis zu acht menschlichen und KI Gegnern in die Schlacht. Erstellt Teams, wählt verschiedene KI-Gegner und entwerft Eure eigenen Karten für ultimative Skirmisch oder Multiplayer Schlachten!

Besondere Features


  • Errichtet die ultimative Burg – Entwerft mächtige Festungen und schmückt sie mit hinterhältigen Fallen, um Eure Feinde zu vernichten!
  • Scharmützel Modus – Belagert Eure Feinde in rasanten Skirmisch Schlachten gegen die KI.
  • 8 Spieler Mehrspieler – Kombiniert menschliche Spieler mit KI Gegnern und erstellt einzigartige Multiplayer Schlachten auf eigenen Karten in verschiedenen Modi.
  • Kämpft gegen eine große Auswahl an KI Gegnern – Kämpft gegen klassische KI Charaktere mit individuellen Persönlichkeiten, Burgen und Spielstilen.
  • Kämpft Euren Weg entlang der Scharmützel-Züge – Stellt Euch den Herausforderungen einer stetig schwerer werdenden Skirmisch Kampagne.
  • Koop-Modus – Teilt Eure Kontrolle über den Burgbau, die Armee und Eure Ressourcen im Koop Modus.
  • Freies Bauen – Nutzt den Karten-Editor und den 'Sandbox' Modus um das Errichten der ultimativen Festung zu üben, ohne Angriffe fürchten zu müssen.

Systemvoraussetzungen

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (neuester Service Pack)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2Ghz oder gleichwertig
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GT 512MB oder AMD Radeon™ HD 2900XT 512MB oder besser
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit with latest service packs
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 1GB or AMD Radeon™ HD 5830 1GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
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13 von 17 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
58.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. November
Nach ein paar Spielstündchen will ich meinen Senf auch mal dazugeben.
Also... Das Spiel ansich ist eigentlich recht in Ordnung Wolf ist dabei die alte Ratte und sogar neue Charakter.
Alles is ok und habe auch eine menge Spaß an diesem Spiel nur ich habe bestimmte bitten an euch was ihr hinzufügen könntet.

- Ratte's alte Sprüche von Stronghold Crusader die sind immer gut und musste immer grinsen wenn ich gegen ihn Spielte.
- Mehr Charaktere
- Wenn man schon Wappen aussuchen darf sollte man auch sein Bergfried aussuchen z.B die von Saladins oder Kalifen das würde mir Persöhnlich mehr Spaß machen Burgen zu Bauen.
- Folter geräte
- Eine Reihe mehr von diesen Wappen z.B Ein Papst zeichen oder Piraten zeichen.
- Vielleicht sich selbst durch hochladen von Bildern ein Wappen erstellen

Ich weiß das sind viele Ideen und ich würde mich freuen wenn man eins davon umsetzen könnte.
Danke fürs durchlesen auch wenn ihr vielleicht kein Deutsch könnt. :DD
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6 von 6 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
72.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. November
Firefly hat sich wieder auf seine Wurzeln besonnen und ein solides Stronghold herausgebracht. Wer das erste SHC liebte wird auch mit SHC2 eine gute Zeit haben. Leider sind derzeit noch viele Bugs und Performance Probleme zu bemängeln und Patches kommen nicht so häufig wie von mir erwartet. Der Multiplayermodus ist derzeit (hoffentlich nicht für immer) nur für 4 menschliche Spieler möglich. Außerdem gibt es kein Ranking oder sonst irgendeine Multiplayerunterstützung außer einer simplen Lobby.

Von mir bekommt SCH2 deshalb nur eine 7/10
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2 von 6 Personen (33%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
25.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. November
Ich kann das Spiel nicht empfehlen, nicht weil es keinen Spaß machen würde und- oder die Grafik schlecht sei.
Crusader 2 ist gut, jedoch nicht so wie 2002 der erste Crusader teil.

Der Spielspaß mag vorhanden sein und kommt Stellenweise auf, jedoch das ruckeln im Spiel ist nervend, sodass ist den Kauf nicht beführworten möchte (vorerst).
Die Kampagne ist aufgrund unfairer Balance sehr anspruchsvoll, aber machbar.
Neue Gegner und deren Avatare gefallen mir geschmacklich nicht.

Statt Crusader 2, empfehle ich Crusader HD.





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4 von 11 Personen (36%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. November
Wirklich schade.
Ich bin ein großer Fan von Stronghold Crusader, darum hatte ich auch große Hoffnungen in den zweiten Teil gesetzt.
Aber eigentlich war nach den letzten Spielen der Stronghold Reihe zu erwarten was dabei rauskommt.

Ich habe das Spiel bereits zwei Mal neu runtergeladen weil es nicht mehr funktionieren wollte:
Das erste Mal gabs Probleme mit der Grafik, ich konnte durch alles durchsehen.
Das zweite Mal konnte ich im Spiel meine Maus nicht mehr benutzen, konnte keine Einheiten anklicken usw.

Nach der dritten Installation hat es endlich funktioniert, doch leider ist dieses Spiel dermaßen schlecht das ich es jetzt wieder deinstallieren werde.
Verschiedene Beispiele:
1. Die Einheiten machen was sie wollen, laufen nicht dahin wo ich klicke.
2. Die Mauern lassen sich teilweise nicht platzieren und wenn es geht können meine Einheiten teilweise nicht drauf gehen.
3. Der Lord spielt Selbstmord-Kommando.
4. Es dauert alles ewig, z.B. bis man mal eine Armee zusammen oder genügend Rohstoffe für Gebäude gesammelt hat.
5. Die Ballisten haben extra Holztürme/Konstruktionen wo keine Einheiten drauf platziert werden können.

und vor Allem: das Spiel laggt wie sonst was. Mein PC mag nicht der beste sein, aber bisher konnte ich auch die neusten Spiele problemlos zocken. Und ausgerechnet dieses Spiel mit dieser schlechten Grafik hängt und ruckelt vor sich hin.

Alles in Allem ein frustrierendes Spiel und rausgeschmissenes Geld.


Mir persönlich würde das alte Stronghold reichen, mit genau der alten Grafik und genau dem gleichen Prinzip.
Ein paar neue Einheiten und Gebäude, zwei, drei neue Funktionen und ich bin happy (Aber bloß nicht im Stil von Extreme).

Aber lieber bringen die Entwickler ein schlechtes Spiel nach dem anderen raus.

Das einzig positive was ich über dieses Spiel sagen kann: Seit Stronghold Crusader 1 ist es das beste Stronghold für mich.

3/10 Punkten

Finger weg !
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2 von 9 Personen (22%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
14.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. November
Ich finds OK
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4 von 15 Personen (27%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. November
Stronghold Crusader 2 ist eines der Besten Spiele die ich je gespielt habe.
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94 von 119 Personen (79%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
55.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Oktober
Brace yourselves for a lenghty rant-sort-of-review.
Or just scroll down and read the summary.

Being a fan of the original Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader, it makes me sad to report that this game does not continue in the right path that was set by those two games.
The worst thing about this game are not bad visuals, glitches, unbalanced and unfair skirmish trails or even the opposing lords with paper-thin personalities (yes, even when compared to the older games' lords). The worst thing about this game is that it is not fun. Even if you're a veteran player like myself, who really tried to like the game, you have a high chance of wasting your money on this product.

Why is it not fun?
First of all, the "castle-sim" aspect that was the best thing Stronghold series had to offer is gone. Forget about witty comments when you click on your peasants, forget about fear factor and any kind of happiness management. All you have left is ale and religion, and population management was simplified so its only real purpose is to increase your taxation.


Second thing, the AI cheats. Literally. Stronghold Crusader was a hard but fair game. But this game will make you drop it when you realize how unfair it is. The sieges have been dumbed down to massive tank rushes (btw, no more ladders, siege towers and tunnelers). You think crippling the enemy's economy and destroying key structures used in building the army will stop him from recruiting more troops? Think again. The AI will always pull out more soldiers, even when you destroy their barracks, armory and mercenary post. Oh, and they get walls, siege engines and weapons for free.


Technical side of the game is not much better. The graphic quality would barely pass in 2007, and the engine is poorly optimized so expect severe FPS drops unless you have a monster machine. The FPS tends to drop the most during sieges, as there tend to be hundreds of soldiers, and a lot of wall demolishing.



Summary:

Stronghold Crusader 2 is a bad game, whether you're a veteran of the franchise or a total newcomer.
If you want a superb castle-sim, with plenty of humour, good AI, interesting opponents, great art style and 2d graphics and compact and fair gameplay - play Stronghold Crusader HD. This game will not satisfy you, unless you're ready to overlook the game's many problems. But beware, there's not much else to see.
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30 von 48 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Oktober
Before seeing the not recommended, please read as there is much to talk about. Being such a fan from the Orginal Stronghold Crusader I saw this and bought it thinking it would be new and just as fun as the orginal, sadly I was misguided. The game wasn't even close to my expectations however it does bring back some stuff Iw as thankful for, such as Ai opponents I loved, skirmish mode and crusader trails. However it was missing lots and lots of things (overtiem these could be added) many siege equitments are gone in the game to name jsut one. The graphics of the game (personally) don't fit the experience. The troop cap is to little and the maps offer to little rescources (one map does but only 1 map, for noobs like myselft at Crusader 2 more maps with more rescources would of been better), in game map builder is gone and instead it is with steam level editor which is much more complicated for the AVERAGE person to use. The variety of the game gets dull quick and it doesn't flow very good (in my opinion). All in all I was disapointed with it and I would get it when it is on sale definately not worth $50 U.S. I give it 6/10
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13 von 20 Personen (65%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
19.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. November
Stronghold Crusader 2 offers very little change from the previous Crusader (2001). Hardcore fans and achievement hunters will be the only ones who will appreciate SC2. The "Campaign" trails are back from the original. They offer no more than a series of AI skirmish challenges that vary in difficulty. There's a dozen or so tutorial missions the have some kind of "Narrative" but I use that word loosely.

Melee Fighting: Winning consists of massing a blob of units into another player's castle to kill thier avatar "Lord." I say "blob" because the units clip into each other It's not pleasing on the eyes when a group of a hundred pikemen can't be distinguished between a single guy. To make matters worse, during a fight they all clip into smaller blob. To make matters EVEN worse, a well placed pitch pot can decimate a group of hundreds.

Castle Smashing: The castle walls are no more than ten feet high and seem as strong as paper mache't. A few catapults can blast through a wall very quickly. Probably why they removed ladder men and seige towers from the previous games. They added "ragdoll" physics, when a unit is arrowed they will tumble off the wall, if their foot doesn't get stuck and trap them hanging like maniquins for a few seconds before they disappear. When a tower falls with units on top the ragdoll levitates like Wil-e- Coyote holding up a sign before they fall to the ground.

Themes: The music is the only thing done right. Really great Crusade feeling soundtrack. As for the two religions, a lot of care was taken to avoid controversy. The Islamic Saracens dont eat the "pig" food ration (they grow sheep farms instead) and don't drink Ale, another handicap seeing as how they can't gain the happines benifits from Bars, and no other feature was put in place instead. Churches and Mosques are only distuinguishable from a little moon and star above the Mosque.

TL:DR= Only for fans of Stronghold. a lot of features done poorly, none really dont right. It's old Stronghold with new spit polish. Nab it on a sale and knock out the generous achievements.
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12 von 20 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Oktober
I am a stronghold fan so i decided to make a short review.
Stronghold crusader two is a downgraded version of Crusader 1 in short talk.
I am sorry to say but the game is full fo bugs and doesn't run smooth at all an most of all doesn't add anything that stronghold crusader 1 didn't had but it has removed things that made the original series. So i stik to crusader 1 and strongly recommend others to do that to. I wished this to be a great game by the way.
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10 von 17 Personen (59%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. November
So pretty much the same as the first just better graphics...meh..if you like Stronghold series its aight. i cannot get multiplayer to work..does no one else play this? :/ actually you know on 2nd thought...they left a lot of things that they couldve added. how much damage units dish out would be nice to know rather than guessing on top of a slew of other info...RTFM much?


not worth the $50 in my opinion and that's why i gave this a No

Otherwise im neuteral
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4 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. November
Should have done more research before buying this. The game is awful, combat is clunky and horrible to look at, I can't even build diagonal castle walls! Tooltips lack info and the game is overall not very intuitive.for being a castle sim, theres games that do it better and they're older. Pretty dissapointed by this.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. November
I've owned the game for two months and I still can't get it to boot up to the main menu to let me play.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
14.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. November
Disappointing game having loved the original Stronghold. Not being able to build out of small and illogical zones is really annoying.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. November
Extremely dissapointing and lacking the feel of the original. Realese version feels more like a demo as the options are heavily limited in comparison to its predecessor.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
13.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. November
Mediocre.

It's an easy game to get into, not because of simple mechanics, but because of mindless AI that is easily exploited. Numerous times, I've been "seiged" by cheating (a LOT of cheating) AI where, by having a single tiny hole in my castle walls at the very back of my castle, the enemy sends everything they have through that hole, walking past, through, and over traps, defenses, and archers. Never once have I really felt a challenge from the AI that wasn't related to their massive economic cheats.

The bugs are relatively ok, I haven't encountered any major, gamebreaking bugs (nothing like SH3's "dogs walk up ladders").

Pathfinding: Walls are to be seiged or used by archers, nothing else. One of the first campaign missions asks you to seige a small, minor AI settlement. It is defended by 2 towers with a handful of enemies. My first approach was to amass as many small units as I could and send them up to the towers to kill the archers. However, my units were completely incapable of using new fangled technologies like "stairs" to the point their 5(?) archers killed 20 of my units because no matter how many commands I gave them, "stairs" and "walking" became too complex for them. This was only the 2nd or 3rd mission, a tutorial mission, that was rendered impossible to win because my units literally could not walk to the enemy.

If you want a good SH game, go buy SH Crusader 1, it's a good game, it's not 3d, but it has better/more mechanics with less bugs and far better gameplay.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
19.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. November
Glitchy, lousy interface, unstable (stops working a lot), nothing new here really. Some keyboard functions are locked out while playing. Commands will change while playing via keyboard (I think). Map orientation is sloppy, not well engineered and really annoying. The game becomes boring quickly. Next time hire at least one person with half an imagination that just doesn't use previous game broken mechanics to strap together a "game" on a limited budget.
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
31.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. November
This game is really fun, but its better with friends :3
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3 von 5 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
41.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. November
Good job !
Still a few bugs, few crashes, but overall great game! Some good patches will fix this.
I've played SH1,2,3,legends and kingdoms and this game is what i wanted.
Eco is nice, siege units great, this game doesnt need religion,torture, dances, feasts, etc. like many ppl say like in SH2.
All about attacking with the right units. And there are many troops to choose from which you must choose wisely cause they are expensive what makes this game a lot of fun.

TY FIREFLY !
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8 von 15 Personen (53%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Oktober
At first glance the game looks amazing but in this release state it is not that. Here is some pro and cons for a shorter version:

Pros:
Stronghold series name (no really thats a pro)
good troop variety (both for arabic and crusader units)
military production buildings expanded (no longer buildings that produce 2 of something everything has it's own producer)
mildly good graphics (not great for 2014 but eh I didn't buy it because of looks)
Economy is fun to build (but nothing better than the others)
HEALING UNITS! FINALLY!

Cons:
AI does not need a economy (the Wolf the main enemy in the game doesn't even bother with even trying to look like he uses one)
your troops are still brain dead (Idk how many times I lost loads of troops because I had to mouse over my castle fix something and my men had let archers and crossbows kill them without even trying to run or fight)
Maps are too small (8 player games feel like you could toss a rock at the others, they fix this by making a cap of units 1000, so 5 players get 200, 2 players get 500, etc.)
Unit capped at 1000 (This is 2014 for God's sake raise it, but I know why they can't because:)
Poor optimization (or memory leaks unsure) I have a PC with 16GB Ram, Nvidia 650 Ti 2GB, Intel i5 3.2GHz quad core, this shouldn't be happening to me:)
Game lags badly when over 500 units (and when I say badly I mean my FPS was at 1-5 the whole time, I literally quit because it took 20 minutes for my units to exit the damn castle)
Features stripped from the original (the Good Evil system is gone, want engineers? NOPE! How about a moat? Go play SC1 this SC2 we don't need moats, oh and how about siege towers? Hehehe this is 2014 we don't need them)
Walls are made of plastic (I mean seriously I shoot maybe 3-4 shots at a 4 thick wall and it's gone, I can take out a strong castle fairly easily by just using 1 cat 50-100 horse archers and maybe 7 templars that is all I have ever had to use)




The closing part:

I want to love this game I really do, but it is not fun. I played 10 hours and have no desire to play any more than that , the AI does not have to build a economy and units just appear out of thin air (I literally destroyed the Wolfs merc center and the units just pop up where the merc center was throughout the game)

This game is not a honorable addition to the SH series, and I wish they would not have called this Crusader because that was one of the only AAA series not undone by idiots who think they can make a better game. If Firefly reads this then here is to them:

Your game as it stands right now is TERRIBLE, you failed at remaking a wonderful game and you are losing fans for it BUT. But, this game has potential why? Because it is Crusader, bring back the engineers, beef up the walls, bring back moats, and for GODS sake give me back my siege towers. I want to believe that you guys didn't lose all your good talent and that this was a oversight somehow, I want to believe someone took SH3 and mixed it somehow with this game and your fixing it now and removing the bad things that that devil of a man put in here.


Conclusion:
Stronghold Crusader 1 was and IS the best Firefly video game to date, do not buy this until they fix the sloppy work they did here.


EDIT:
So I recently looked through the news as I saw them talking about the future of this game, paid DLC has never hurt so much in my life. This game is truly not worth your money, Firefly a studio known for siding with the players has now gone the route of EA, SEGA, CA, and so many others, I am sorry but this game is a BIG PASS do not do NOT buy this game, they stripped features and are going to have us pay them for them (remember CA and the blood packs? Sparta? ♥♥♥♥ING BLOOD PACKS???) please just go buy a indie game, there are literally hundreds with better enjoyment then this.
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