Reviews for Crusader Kings II: Turkish Portraits
A portrait back with a good variety of faces, hair, clothingLegolas_Katarn | Oct. 10, 2015 | See all Legolas_Katarn's reviews »
Portrait back contains a lot of new character art with a alrge variety of faces, hair, clothing, and headwear. This add nothing to the gameplay and is just for the visuals and your immersion. Somewhat pricey at $2, it is better to buy them when they are on sale. A pack containing all of the portraits and unit packs would be nice for those interested. If you are only interested in content adding more gameplay elements, or your games don't often take you to the parts of the world that a portrait pack focuses on then you will want to save your money for something else.
A Great Portrait Packcybrxkhan | March 28, 2014 | See all cybrxkhan's reviews »
The Turkish portraits included in this DLC are probably some of the best I've seen since the Mongol portrait DLC ages ago. The difficult thing with these portraits was how to capture the wide variety of found within the steppe peoples - ranging from stereotypical Mongoloid features to more Caucasian ones. However, I think the artists found a good balance between the two. The main issue with the Turkish portraits is their skin tone, which is NOT exactly as you see in the preview screenshots. In fact, the faces are a bit more greyer and Mongoloid-looking compared to the previews. Whether this is a bad thing is up to you - you can probably search online for more accurate screenshots. Anyhow, the problem with their greyish skin tone isn't so much the skin tone itself, but that it isn't consistent with and contrasts severely with all the existing portrait sets. Still, given that before these portraits, the vanilla game basically had Arab portraits everywhere, the Turkish portraits are a welcome addition, and provide important variety for some of the most widespread and diverse peoples in CKII's map.