Publisert: 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.
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 .
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.