Reviews by kaleid0sc0pic

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Ahistorical and turbulent addition to the CKII world

kaleid0sc0pic | May 28, 2013 | Review of Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion

The Sunset Invasion DLC, allowing the player to experience a European invasion by the Aztec nation in the fourteenth century, is the first of Paradox Interactive's ahistorical DLCs and because of this, it's probably always going to divide opinion.

If you prize historical accuracy, if you what you enjoy most about the game is entering the medieval mindset, then you can probably skip the DLC. But if you like unpredictability, like random invasions somewhere on the Atlantic side of the map with horrible plagues to boot, then maybe it's worth a try.

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Try out new nations with new mechanics.

kaleid0sc0pic | May 28, 2013 | Review of Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam

This DLC enables the player to play as any Muslim character on the Crusader Kings 2 map, thus meeting one of the most requested features by players of CKII. The Sword of Islam (SoI) also introduces mechanics in an attempt to model medieval Islamic government. Mostly this is successful as you get into the mindset of an Islamic emir, both trying to win prestige and piety while attempting to manage your unruly and all too often murderous kinsmen, children and wives.

For me, as a great lover of the base game, this DLC did add a lot by added more playable characters and introducing some slightly different mechanics. On the other hand it doesn't radically alter the gameplay by using SoI to play a Muslim character. Nevertheless, if you loved the base game of CKII, then SoI is well worth spending the money on.