Mit The Guild 2 kommt der brillante Nachfolger des äußerst erfolgreichen Mittelalter-Simulationsspiels Europe 1400. Das Spiel bringt Ihnen eine einzigartige Mischung an RPG und lebensechter Nachbildung der beeindruckenden Szenarien des Mittelalters.
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Veröffentlichung: 12. Okt. 2006
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Mit The Guild 2 kommt der brillante Nachfolger des äußerst erfolgreichen Mittelalter-Simulationsspiels Europe 1400. Das Spiel bringt Ihnen eine einzigartige Mischung an RPG und lebensechter Nachbildung der beeindruckenden Szenarien des Mittelalters. Werden Sie zusammen mit Ihrer Gruppe zu einem Teil der Geschichte und verändern Sie dadurch sogar die Gegenwart.

Versetzen Sie sich zurück in die dunkle Zeit des Mittelalters und gründen Sie eine neue Dynastie! Passen Sie aber gut auf sich auf, denn Ihre Gegner schlafen nie! Heiraten Sie eine hübsche Frau, finden Sie neue Freunde und steuern Sie Ihr Leben komplett selbst! Geben sie Ihre Kenntnisse Ihren Nachkommen weiter, die dies bestimmt zu schätzen wissen!

Eigenschaften:

  • Das Mittelalter erwacht zum Leben! Erleben Sie die letzten Jahre des Mittelalters in einer wunderschön gestalteten und atemberaubenden 3D Welt wie noch nie zuvor.
  • Alles in Echtzeit. Wandern Sie durch die Straßen und Sie werden zufällig die Exekution eines Gefangenen erleben oder einen Ihrer Gegner dabei erwischen, wie er einen reichen Kaufmann bestiehlt.
  • Vergrößern Sie Ihren Machtanspruch. Als erfolgreicher Kaufmann oder auch als geschickter Dieb können Sie zusehen wie Ihre Dynastie floriert oder zugrunde geht und Ihre Gruppe und Familie langsam kleiner wird.
  • Entwerfen Sie Ihre eigene Spielfigur. Modernste Rollenspieleigenschaften lassen Sie Ihre eigenen einzigartigen Figuren entwerfen und in einer Gruppe bis zu 3 Mitgliedern mit verschiedenen Stärken und Schwächen spielen.

Systemvoraussetzungen

    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows® XP, Vista
    • Prozessor: 2 GHz CPU
    • Speicher: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafik: DirectX9 Grafikkarte mit Pixelshader Model 1.1
    • DirectX®: DirectX9
    • Sound: DirectX9 fähig
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows® XP, Vista
    • Prozessor: 2.8 GHz CPU oder besser
    • Speicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: DirectX9 Grafikkarte mit Pixelshader Model 2
    • DirectX®: DirectX9
    • Sound: DirectX9 fähig
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
16.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Oktober
Burned down the whole city as a priest
10/10
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Oktober
Better than WoW guilds.


You buy a house and some slaves that get materials and craft a bunch of ♥♥♥♥, ship it to the market as you run down to the market to get some more materials but get slapped by some random woman you offended somehow. Take it to court and be massive wimp and they'll execute her so you can steal her position as a Jailor and randomly jail people and send them to the dungeon where they get whipped until they confess something. I dont remember if it worked on kids but i remember trying.

You'll atleast spend like 1-3 hours on this. I got it for free so I dont have alot to complain about. It's really strange and hard to understand in some way but If i spent more time with this I'd probably be able to explain better.

EDIT: It is buggy as hell too, mechanically its not impressive but its an interesting mix between shop management or something like that and some Sims elements. It's also a very difficult game in a sense, if it's on sale consider atleast if this is something you'd like to try out. Consider heavily though, as its still not an amazing game.
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1 von 3 Personen (33%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
13.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. November
Just buy Renaissance. That's all you need.
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0 von 1 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. November
After watching the "Let's play the game" about The Guild 2, I decided to buy the game and try it out.
The first thing you'll find out, that's it's quite unclear what you should do.
The tutorials give you the basics about control and actions you can take.
But anything worthwhile is player made and quality varies.

You have the different 'classes' you can try:
- Patron
- Craftsman
- Scholars
- Rouges

I chose craftsman and started a blacksmith making tools.
Bought wood and iron and all went quite well.
After a while I bought a woodcutter, which helped in making more money.
In the meantime I went on adventure in the political arena and made it to some low-ranking office.
Got some kids, expanded my buildings a little.

After a while you get how the game works and all goes more easily.
Instead of buying an already existing mine, which was getting more and more expensive,
I instead send my thugs to attack and conquer it. After which, my wealth exploded.
Because the mine was making much more then it was selling and wasn't controlled by one of the houses.

Expanding my little empire, I ran into the rank problem which required you to buy an higher title to build more buildings. And decided to build stuff in another town.
Meanwhile I had reached the highest political rank, with two children on the two 2nd tier positions.
Making it easy as pie to stay in position and also to quel my oponents.
And everybody was bribing me to get any position, which was a nice income as well.

But at this point, the game lost my interest. There was little challenge left and only 'chores' that remained.
The scope of the game doesn't magically increase. The city and villages around it are you playground, forever.
Which means once you got enough buildings and such, you basically won. No endless games.

You can make the AI 'run' your buildings, which is nice and all that, but mostly poorly worked out.
1) You cannot setup 'routes' like "Bring XX wood from woodcutter to blacksmith, then bring XX iron from mine to blacksmith"
2) The AI buys the resources needed, not necessarily at your resource-producer
3) You cannot set your building to sell only to -your- carts, thus you cannot set a lower price for yourself
4) The AI ignores your "only work in current city" setting from time to time

Besides that there are various annoying buys:
1) Translations in dialogues are missing or buggy. Resulting in German speech.
2) Carts standing next to a building (or in it) don't show up for interaction in the building
3) Various other glitches

All these combined result in my regretting buying the game.
It was fun for a maximum of 9 hours, but after writing this review and deleting the game.
I highly doubt I ever will touch the game again.
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0 von 2 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
11.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. November
It has a very interesting concept, but glitchy AI and graphics end up destroying this great game. Due this, my vote is no, do not recommend. 4/10.
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7.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Oktober
Ein Spiel mit hohem Wiederspielwert für mich, daher eine klare Empfehlung!
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13 von 22 Personen (59%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
62.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Juli
Dieses Spiel ist einfach toll. Es bereitet mir soviel Spaß das ich nach ungefähr einer halben Std anfange zu weinen und freue mich untenrum sehr doll :)
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0 von 1 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
35.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. August
Eine gute Entscheidung.

Es macht spaß.

Man lernt immer was neues, entdeckt immer neue, interessante möglichkeiten.

Ich habe schon viel getan, schon viel erreicht und bin noch immer nicht am Limit.

Ich würde mir absolut, definitiv einen dritten teil wünschen.
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174 von 203 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
20.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Juni
A dude from a rival dynasty killed my daughter. I went to the courts with evidence of this. On the day of the trial thugs beat me up and almost made me late. On arrival I found out all the jurors were of that same rival dynasty. They promptly declared the murderer innocent and made me pay a fine for wasting the court's time.

10/10
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61 von 81 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. Juni
Once the game started I imediately kissed the first random woman I could see, she then complimented me on my kissing skills and then took out a knife and started randomly fighting a guy in the streets.

11/10 best realistic medieval simulator.
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74 von 107 Personen (69%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Juni
It twas the 23 of august in the fine year 1684 the charing rouge sir fartletart woke up in a town unbeknowest to him. The first thing he did was kiss a nun... the nun then beat him to death.
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7 von 8 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
20.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Juni
AI and pathfinding are derpy, some bugs are there as well, but gameplay itself is very interesting and i have found the game very addictive.
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
29.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Juli
After Starting as a rouge and pillaging caravans, kidnapping people, breaking into houses, pick pocketing random people and burning down rivals buildings for sh**s and giggles i learned a valuable lesson ..

The court's are rigged cause i did absolutely none of the above.

9/10

Would/Will terrorize the countryside again.
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
16.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Juli
Wow. Just wow.

I bought this game and it's two expansions for a measly 5 bucks on sale, and I feel like I ripped the devs off! While it has a steep learning curve, this game is truly a gem of a sim/rpg. My only suggestion is PLAY THE TUTORIAL. This game was almost impossible to figure out on my own, but after playing the tutorial the game got a whole heck of a lot more fun.

Basically, choose to start your family dynasty with a selection from several classes including: Craftsman, Patron, Scholar, and Rogue. Once you get started you can start a business, hire employees, improve your buildings, buy titles for yourself, woo a lady (or man), have children, send them off to school (or dont), commit crimes, bribe city officials, blackmail people, smoothtalk your way out of a court sentencing, smoothtalk your way into a public office.... Just way too much to even try to list. There is so much to do in this game. It has already eaten over 10 hours of my life and it's about to gobble up another 4 or 5 tonight.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Juni
1st run through - lady I was courting decided to turn up her nose, then I died while being tortured.

10/10 just like real life
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
38.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Juli
You can either love or hate this game......OK OK or like me you can have love/hate relationship with this virtual coccaine....
Yes i said relationship as it seems i spended more time with this game than my family and friends, typical case of "one more turn and thats it" .

What i love:
Be catholic fanatic and make crusade to convert all towns to right faith,become feared crimelord or powerful politician.
Problems with rival?Simply kill,kidnap,bribe,beat up,threaten,ambush his caravans or became friends by giving him delicious cake or reading sweet poem.
Or try it trough politics create intricate schemes,make powerful alliances,befriend council members and rise in rank make your family occupy all seats in council then make sudden inspection in rival bussines,arrest him,execute him,strip him of his title,wealth, and finally banish him and tear down his buildings.
Is that too much for you? Well then became simple smith,alchemist or farmer delivering your merchandies to market every day and dont pay any attention to that mean world around you.

What i like:
Graphics is nice,textures are sharp enough,scenery is beautiful with flowers moving in wind,
4 different seasons and corresponding weather like heavy rain in autumn with grey gloomy colors while summer is more vibrant and alive.
Interface is pretty simple and easy to navigate,soundtrack fits game perfectly,there is enough game modes consisting typical sandbox where you make you own goals,mission mode where you choose your main goal you have to reach to win,or simple extinction where last one standing wins.

What is ok:
AI Is responsive enough and do what it should do most of times, they climb hierarchy ladder using their friends,politic power and spies againts you, kill member of rival dynasty and feel their wrath, they dont hesitate to bribe or use buff items to help their cause.Though when it comes to bodyguards they never spend a dime on their equipment leaving them with -1 dagger. And too bad they dont fear walking alone at night in forest in places where other members of their family died...too bad for them ofcourse .(normal difficulty)
Animation is nothing special and serves it purpose though i wouldnt mind if there were more immersive animations .
Character creation is typical you can choose your first and last name,faith,appearance,voice,level of your starting skills and occupation.
RPG elements are ok there is 8 skills that affect certain actions + every few levels you get perks.
You can level up and max your skills pretty easily which makes classes little pointless but its not big deal.

Dissapointing:
Fact that family members who are not in you party are idle. For exception of going to church or another town they do not level up,take council seats,buy bussines,work,have kids,or getting married you have to add them to your group and even after that if you assign member of your family a bussines and remove him from your group he looses that bussines.
Courting is too easy and even if it says you need to take different approach for each class it doesnt really matter you can basicly do anything and it will have same effect on every class ie patron will like dancing same as rogue .

What sucked:
Bad optimalization(better turn bloom off its ugly anyway) horrible pathfinding and from it surfacing problems like getting stuck or fighting in group where some merc just freeze and are useless.

All in all i will recommend this game it is not perfect and has its flaws for me flaws that didnt stop me from having alot of fun even if sometimes ugly words were yelled...at monitor at night when i should sleep...because i had to go to work.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. September
10/10 would kill other families again.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Juli
Was fortunate enough to win this in a giveaway, and I am so happy to have had the chance to play this game.

If you like managing a family dynasty, heavy emphasis on ROLE-playing, and micromanaging simulation seen in games like the Patrician series, then you will love this one. For me, I can pass so many hours playing without even noticing (very similar to how I play Civilization - "just one more action...").

The aesthetics are great despite being a bit dated - on max settings it is still really nice to watch your characters move around. The music is appropriate and helps immersion into the medieval setting.

The controls are not too challenging to familiarize yourself with, however, the learning curve can range from moderate to quite steep - especially if you are not used to playing resource management games (in particular, buy/sell mechanics in the market). The tutorial is absolutely essential if you haven't played the first Guild, and I strongly recommend you play through the 7 different tutorial scenarios. They are pretty quick, and you can breeze through it if you click the message icon on the left of the screen, which allows you to read the narrator's script and move on to the next bit (if you are a faster reader).

The options in the game are amazing and refreshing for an older game - I wish you could do some of the things in here in newer open-world games like The Elder Scrolls, Witcher, and Fable series.

You start off by choosing which game mode to play - I suggest just leaving it set to "dynasty," where you keep on playing until your family tree ends (last living member dies without an offspring). Set the difficulty closer to easy and the number of dynasties to a lower number like 2 or 4 to help you get a feel for the game.

Before you start, you will make your first playable character. The different classes give you specifc boosts to skills, encouraging you to focus on areas where your role excels in. For example, the scholar is very powerful in politics, so concentrating on upgrading your charisma, rhetoric (used in political intrigue), and empathy (used to break through opponent's rhetoric) will benefit you greatly. The rogue can be extremely difficult to play because many of the things you will do are illegal, so maximizing your dexterity (for dodges) and stealth (less likely to be caught performing illegal actions) will be critical.

After you start the game, you will have enough money to build a starting building that will provide you with income through resource accumulation and management. For example, the scholars can build a church or a specialty shop - both of which can be staffed by workers (priests and conjurers {pretty sure that's what they're called}). These units can collect natural ingredients (holy water by priests; herbs and plants by conjurers) that can then be transformed to more expensive items that you can sell back to the market. Other bonuses are granted by the buildings you choose to build - for example, you can hold sermons in your church to publicly denounce a rival family under the guise of divine favor (or disfavor for the opponent, I guess). You can also create positions in your magic shop to cause people to temporarily like you more (increase favor).

Buildings can be upgraded once your character(s) meet the required level, however, for your houses you must be a certain reputation level. To increase this value, you need to apply for a higher noble standing in the town hall (just have to pay a heavy fee). You start off as a commoner and can pay 500 gold to become a citizen, which allows you to upgrade your modest hut to a nicer house. After that, you can pay 2500 gold to become a patrician (again unlocking the next tier for housing). Be advised, it is difficult (and time-consuming) to amass a large number of gold in the beginning of the game.

There are also upgrade trees for each building, where you can do things like increase storage capacity for items, increase worker count, and increase security of the building (causing thieves to take longer to break into your structures). The game has a slow - fast forward feature, allong you enough time to plan your actions (or accelerate them if you are ready to move on).

As you perform actions, you gain experience points that you can use to upgrade your skills like dexterity, constitution (increases health points and number of items slots you have), martial arts (determines how proficient you are in combat) and bargaining (gives you a larger bonus when you sell items).

You can hire bodyguards from your household to follow you or protect your assets (you can make them patrol around your buildings). On the flip side, you can build rogue buildings like a smuggler's den to recruit thieves (they can break into buildings or pickpocket within an area) or a thug hideout to hire bandits (they can camp on spots to waylay any caravans). Crime is very risky in this game, as witnesses' memories for your actions will slowly decay over time (during this time they can still report you to the guards). Even worse, a competitor can even try to blackmail you with evidence of your illicit activites or take you to court. Depending on the crime and the crime laws, you could be fined or even executed.

The courtship mechanic is fairly simple, but critical to surviving dynasty mode since you need offspring to continue your legacy. You start off with one character, but once you get a spouse you can choose to use her/him as a second character (you can only have 3 active characters at a time). Once you choose to turn an active character to an inactive one, you will be unable to add them to your active party - forcing you to really plan out your long-term goals.

For politics, you can choose to run for office (starting at the lowest available tier). As your town develops (first into a city, then further on), you will unlock more positions that you can run for, with mayor at the very top. When you run for office, you can try to bribe the current council members to help swing votes in your favor. You could also blackmail them with evidence of their illegal activities (perhaps you ordered one of your bodyguards to "spy" on a councilman, following him until he tried to assassinate another competitor), however, they need to have illegal activites in the first place.

The game is absolutely fantastic, and I will provide you with a possible scenario to help show how the game can play out:

Your character is a craftsman, so you built a smithy to start crafting weapons and armor. You buy raw materials from the market, bring them back to your smithy with your wagon, then turn it into basic weapons and armor. Once you have enough money, you hire a few workers to craft the equipment for you. Free of your regular labor, you move on to see a wife.

Once you successfully court a woman, you immediately take her to bed and have a baby boy. With your heir secure, you begin your very long-term preparations to enter the political scene.

You've upgraded both your house and your smithy thanks to your effective craft/sell management. With an excess of gold, you are able to send your child to school, then to an apprenticeship at the local magic shop, and finally to university (you have 3 different opportunites, each costing more gold and providing higher bonuses to your child in preparation for when they turn 16 and you can add them to your party).
Since you have the only fully upgraded smithy in both towns (you can select maps with 1, 2, or 3 towns), all four of your bodyguards are outfitted with the best equipment. You make sure to spend some experience points on leveling up your son's martial arts in case.
You eventually realize that your patriarch will most likely not live long enough to become mayor (life expectancy is represented by the height of a candle on your character portrait), so you change plans and decide to pave the road for your son.
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4 von 5 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Juli
Bought this game for about $5, and I have to say I would have bought it at full price if I knew how good it was. It's not perfect but if you want to kill some time you can do a whole lot worse.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
41.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Juni
The Guild II is part Strategy, part simulation. It's a lot like the sims without micromanaging of having to take a dump, showering, and whatnot. That's not to say that you don't have to micromanage though...because you do in a way.

Firstly, you start out with humble beginnings, usually pretty broke, a small home to your name, and you're not but a peasant, not even considered a rightful citizen yet. You'll have to get a new title from the courthouse and then get a business going, whether it be robbing good folk of their coins or goods, curing aliments of the diseased, working metal, farming, or whatever other professions there are (only certain classes that your character(s) is/are can work certain professions). After that, you fight tooth and nail to make some coins so you get new titles, rise in politics (courthouse) and ultimately, either kill all your competition or outlive them (if that is the mode you choose in the menu, which has various setting to customize the game to your liking).

Overall, I love the game. It takes a long time to get anywhere, but that's not changing anything in the configuration files to add money in the beginning. It can get a little boring after a while, but I find it addictively fun and great in small to medium burst (30 minutes - 2-ish hours). At the current price in this summer sale (9.99 for collection) I'd pick it up. You could wait to see if it hits a sale, but if it doesn't I'd pick it up on the last day of the sale. I doubt this will drop it's standard store selling price anytime in the near future and $10 is well worth the fun this collection provides.
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