Reviews for Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades


More than a cheap Medieval: Total War II clone

michalmichal | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all michalmichal's reviews »

Some might think that Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades is a cheaper clone of Medieval: Total War II or Mount & Blade. But let's not the appearances mislead you and give this game a chance. It's a nice mix of strategy and RPG, set in an interesting period, with good gameplay and pretty decent execution. My most important complaint which made gaming less enjoyable and more difficult was the excessive use of bloom, which seems to be used to cover some shortcomings of the game's graphics. In my opinion it would look better (and play easier) with more limited application of bloom, because everything would be more legible. This thing aside, it is a good medieval strategy, allowing you to mount massive mounted charges or infantry assaults. And if it is not enough or the computer is not a sufficient opponent, you can try your skills against another human player in a multiplayer mode.