This is the one you want, not the original.
This stand-alone expansion originated as a fan-made overhaul mod for the original game. What results is the same game you get with The Guild 2, only polished much further and with many new additions. If you visit the Rune Forge forums, you'll see that they are still releasing patches (as mods, silly enough) even though the publisher has ended dev support. The community is also still active, with new posts on the forums each day.
I'm not trying to say that this game is the best thing ever, but it is definitely the only of it's kind. If you appreciate economics, history, sociology, politics, and the like, and you're looking for a somewhat casual strategy game, you should consider this game among the others on your list. If you're thinking of this as a medieval sims-type game or that you will be able to jump right in and start playing, you're going to be disappointed. This is a thinking man's game, and gamers who aren't willing to put up with bugs and take the required hours needed to fully understand the game will be wasting their money. I'm not saying only serious master-race strategy gamers can appreciate this game, or that people who don't like complicated games have bad taste or are dumb; I just think that the way the game is marketed makes it appear to be much more simple than it really is, and that results in a lot of bad reviews that shouldn't have been reviews to begin with.
Közzétéve: 11 december 2013