Finally The game is out on steam, Knights and Merchants is a typical Strategy game Based on the feudal system in the middle ages or what we call as Feudalism, What made Knights and Merchants Stand out back then that its even alive today is that game has a strange charm about it, It has no epic story or huge cinematics but its rather simple and great implementation of the feudal system , If you have played settlers this is no strange game then, its very similar to it .
What i like about Knights and merchants is that game is well paced and restricted unlike the other games like age of empires where you can build up very quickly and rush others, KAM lays down a Strong System where you need to have specifc Buildings to progress to the next one , so Unless you have a strong economy setup , there is no way to build up a army Fast and rush, It retains that cumbersome slow system Feudalism was. You can Focus on the city Builiding and then make units.
It even has a feeding system where you have to feed everyone in your base constantly so , planning is very important , without the right balance people will go hungry and die eventually.
Everything is simple and Influences your game in a way.
Its a very unique old game , unless you master that starting tutorial the game will be impossible to play easily.
There are a lot of fan based Re-makes and fixes but i recommend playing the game as it is, Its a great challenge that way, specially For those not interested in multiplayer.
Do Remember to save a lot , The game tends to crash after a long stretch of gaming or music changes
Posted: November 25th, 2013