For centuries Europe has been dominated by the church and nobility. On the shoulders of ordinary people the servants of god and the noble families justified their power and wealth. This was the incontrovertible, divine world order. A truly dark era… In the 14th Century the world order is beginning to transform itself.
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Julkaisupäivä: 28. heinä, 2010

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Osta The Guild II: Renaissance

Stand-Alone version, The Guild II or any of its add-ons are not required to play this game.

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Osta The Guild Collection

Sisältää 4 kohdetta: The Guild Gold Edition, The Guild II, The Guild II - Pirates of the European Seas, The Guild II Renaissance

 

Kuraattoreiden suosittelema

"Like games where you run a medeival business? Me neither... Yet this game is incredibly addictive and really fun to play! Play it, It's fun, Obviously."

Tietoja pelistä

For centuries Europe has been dominated by the church and nobility. On the shoulders of ordinary people the servants of god and the noble families justified their power and wealth. This was the incontrovertible, divine world order. A truly dark era…

In the 14th Century the world order is beginning to transform itself. Due to trade and commerce an increasing middle class obtains more and more power and wealth. Entire towns purchase their freedom and more privileges from the nobility. Reading and writing is no longer the domain of the nobility and the clergy and the invention of printing information may eventually be spread everywhere. This is the beginning of the renaissance...

Features:

  • 8 completely new professions: mercenary, grave digger, stonemason, juggler, innkeeper, banker, miller and the fruit grower
  • New goods, buildings, ambient details and effects
  • All new scenarios ("Transylvania", "The Rhineland" and "The Alps") & bigger world maps
  • Improved AI, title and nobility system as well as new options (e.g. “God Measures”, levels of difficulty)

Järjestelmävaatimukset

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 capable graphics adapter with Pixelshader Model 1.1
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3.5 GB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 capable graphics adapter with Pixelshader Model 2
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3.5 GB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
Hyödylliset arvostelut
49/52 (94%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
68.5 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 14. tammikuu.
This is one of the best games I have ever played in my life, and at the same time one of the worst. How? Bugs. I am recommending this game now because it has, miraculously, been granted a new patch (which you have to set the game to beta to get through Steam, fyi) which I am hearing good things about.

The old bugs, which may still exist -- I'm not sure yet -- were as follows:
#1 - Multiplayer NEVER worked. Even if you connected through Hamachi (the only way to get multiplayer to even connect) the game would desync after 20 ish minutes and your saves would be corrupted so you couldn't even reload and continue. This game is so amazing for multiplayer and this is just a big kick in the gaming nuts.

#2 - There are a lot of smaller game breaking bugs...too numerous to mention. I can give some examples. One time, nobody ever seemed to progress in the political field. Sometimes your characters get jammed and won't move. Sometimes you save the game and it gets corrupted and you lose everything. Just weird things that should work just...don't...and it's hard to predict and once it happens you can't just 'reload' to get around it. That being said, I have played through games that were 8+ hours long before getting screwed by one of these bugs (provided you are playing in single player).

But this game is fantastic if these bugs are fixed.

For one, this game is a mish mash of a bunch of different games. In this game you control your 'family' starting with one guy. It's very RPGish in the sense that each of your family members can level up and apply points to various skills. You can make them better at combat, better at working, better at politicking, etc.

You can get married, have babies, and then once they grow up you can control them and expand your dynasty. The buildings you own get transfered down the generations so your hard work with your first guy isn't lost when he dies of old age (or disease, or murder, or getting thrown in jail forever).

There are different sized maps but generally a map consits of one to three cities of various size. Each city has their own town hall with their own political arena. You can get elected and then move up towards mayor -- each office you can be elected into has different special powers that can be used to improve your family, or hurt others that are in your way. For example, you can banish someone from a city, or throw them in jail, or cause them to lose one of their buildings, etc.

There is a court house and 'law' as well. If you witness someone comitting a crime you gain the ability to testify in court with evidence against them. If you don't like them, you can charge them with a crime and then try to beat them in court. While you can sway the courts with your political favours, the more evidence against you makes this harder so blatently breaking the law or fighting people in town is going to brand you an outlaw and probably killed by the guards or thrown in jail if you comply.

There are four major classes and as you marry and have kids you can train them into different classes so that EVENTUALLY you can access every type of building in the game -- but basically, your character(s) each get to be trained in one of the four classes. One is a kind of farmer, one is a scholar that can get hospitals and such, one is a blacksmith type character that can make weapons and tools, and one is a thief that can create thieves guilds and other buildings that set up traps to rob people transporting goods.

The game also has a free market and prices rise and fall depending on how much of what is being sold. In fact, if one item is sold a lot in one of the cities and not in the other, you can make money by transporting from one city to the other -- provided you have enough muscle to protect your cargo from any thieves setting up on the roads.

Your houses can train guards which you can use as personal muscle, even to overpower actual city guards, or to plot assasination attempts on powerful members of opposing dynasties.

The controls can be a little confusing -- there's a lot of menus you have to learn to use to be able to quickly identify who is who in the city -- but it can all be done.

When you do build up your financial empire, you typically want to build one of every building and supply your buildings with your own productions. You'll get a mine, and refine the ore for your blacksmith who will make the weapons to sell or use, etc.

Some routes are a lot easier to start with than others. I recall that being a farmer won't make you rich, but it's pretty easy to make money with cows. Blacksmiths are very useful but they're hard to make enough money from early on.

And I was never good with thieves, but they can be very powerful later on by preventing other players from trading and leaving all the profit to your dynasty only.

The game is very deep and for that reason you can get lost playing this game for days. In all honesty, if this game had fixed all of its bugs I would have ranked it one of the best games I've ever played.

I am hopeful that this patch has fixed a lot of the bugs and if that's so, I'll probably leave this recommendation as positive. Otherwise, I'll probably remove it or make it negative. Stay tuned!

This is a fantastic sandbox game and really unique.
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30/33 (91%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
44.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 13. tammikuu.
I was once having a peace talk in my gabled house with two rogues, when suddenly, a town guard walked up and shot one of them before promptly leaving and never being seen again.

10/10.
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32/37 (86%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
56.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 29. toukokuu.
In 1400 A.D. I was no one
In 1401 A.D. I was a low office holder
In 1402 A.D. I got married
In 1403 A.D. I got a child (thank god a boy)
In 1404 A.D. Life was good
In 1405 A.D. I build a mine
In 1406 A.D. I was rich
In 1407 A.D. My wife got kidnapped
In 1408 A.D. I killed the kidnapper
in 1409 A.D. My wife bore a girl, so I killed her
In 1410 A.D. I got sued for killing my wife
In 1411 A.D. In court everyone started talking German
In 1412 A.D. I got frustrated and killed those who spoke German
In 1413 A.D. I was no more

Best 7 hours of my life.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
20/21 (95%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
12.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 31. tammikuu.
Started as a rogue and proceeded to create a crime family built on pickpockets and gambling.

Day 2 got accused of crimes so I killed the person accusing me so court got canceled, thus initiating a feud between our dynasties forever.

Kept being brought to court by that family so I kept killing the accuser/paying off the court.
Decided to get married and gave a kid at 60 after my first family went missing and I didn't pay the kidnappers their money.

2nd Generation

Put dad on the streets to pickpocket and earn his keep.
That other stupid family keeps trying to arrest me so I have them killed. Defintion of insantity much? Whatever.

So seems that family is in the government and can control the guards now, crap. Should have done that myself.. Oh well have close to 50 thieves/mercenaries anyways.

Got convicted and sentenced to death even with paying off court, seems the other family was in charge of the courts too, maybe I should have paid more attention.
Decided to not go down without a fight and brought all my men to the townhall and waited for trial to be over. As everyone exited I unleashed my small army triggering all the town guards to come running to aid of their masters.

The whole of government is dead, with them the entire guard, the entire other family, my main male character and wife and only left with 2 thieves and an orphaned child who hasn't even gone to school yet.

11/10 would become a crime family again and destroy town just because other family is a pile of ♥♥♥♥♥♥s.
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7/7 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
34.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 7. tammikuu.
This game is full of bugs. That being said, I haven't sunk more hours into a sim/rpg as i have into this in years. While the game isn't perfect, there are a lot of unique ideas being implemented.

Start your Family: Create your character, male or female. Choose their profession and start your dynasty! Find a spouse and ensure the survival of your clan!

Crime and Punishment: Are you an outlaw? a brigand or a pirate? Beware! Your crimes will NOT go unpunished! The stocks or the dungeon? Banishment to a neighboring town? Or execution? "...but I'm innocent!"

Run for Office!: Start by running for the local executioner's officer! Climb your way up to mayordom! Can you become Monarch?

Destroy the competition: Hire spies, fabricate evidence, cheat lie steal and murder. Or simply outlast your enemies. Play your way.

In all this is a great game. A real gem. It's just a little cloudy from a lack of polish.
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