King Arthur II
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"fans of the previous game, and of the genre in general, will find this an enjoyable romp, with plenty to keep them occupied for many, many hours." - ZTGD.com
"The rewarding storyline, sidequests and RPG stat-fiddling mean that turning the map your colour finally feels like it has some point to it." - PCGamer.com
“When the greatest tale of chivalry ends, the nightmare begins.”
Critically praised by reviewers and gamers alike, King Arthur was one of the biggest surprises to emerge on the gaming scene in 2010. Now the Fantasy/Roleplaying RTS returns in a sequel set to push the boundaries of the genre even further. Our story begins long after young Arthur pulled the enchanted sword out of the stone, united the war-torn land of Britannia, gathered the Knights of the Round Table and secured peace in Camelot aided by the might of the Holy Grail. Where legends normally end, King Arthur II begins on its own gruesome tale...
Dark fantasy setting. King Arthur is now the Maimed King, trying to mend a land torn asunder as he strives to heal himself.
Intense boss fights, where the hero’s forces are pitted against unique and terrifying foes. Lose yourself in a stunning story that unfolds over a huge 3D campaign map featuring knightly quests and other special events
Wide range of camera control options, a revised animations and an extensive tutorial creating a more accessible and visually stunning experience
Experience huge real-time battles featuring thousands of soldiers and flying fantasy monsters Battle enemies which employ unique war tactics and cast fantastic spells
Your choices will unlock special content, spells and units with plenty of new and unique possibilities with every choice
Lead major heroes who possess extraordinary powers
Very good gamemcofdiablo | Oct. 7, 2013 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
Well, if you played the first King Arthur game you know everything about this one. I would say that the second part is just an improvement of the first one, which is actually good because the first one was and still is a great game.
The second one looks much better due to great visuals. It has achievements in steam which is very important for some people. Although, at the start it had a lot of bugs, now you can play it comfortably.
All in all, King Arthur remains unique game that tries to mix role play and strategy and actually succeeds. So definitely try it, especially when it is on sale.
Overall a true Alternative with fresh aspects for TOTAL WarGwildor | June 4, 2013 | See all Gwildor's reviews »
Purchased this game on the Steam sales this last weekend, and have been hooked on this for a while now. For those of you who are familiar with the first King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame title, you won't find anything particularly new in this, in terms of core mechanics...which, for me, is a plus. I spent many hours playing the first King Arthur game. Drawn into the story campaign...and the fusion of Total War and Roleplaying Game elements kept me going for a long time, but never finished it since it was too much of a struggle due to the consistent barrage of the AI.
The game however, is riddled with problems to this day (Patch 1.1.07). Far too many bugs are being discussed on forums, as well as, instability of performance, and just general glitches in both, Campaign and Battles.
On a positive note. The inclusion of a narrator has improved the overall feel of immersing the player with the storyline in the campaign. Graphics are absolutely breath-taking (with some emphasis) to look at. Even though, I personally have performance issues on the highest settings, even if you set it to low, it still looks absolutely amazing...a joy to look at when ending your turn, moving from season to season.
Overall, I still think this game is worth a purchase when it's on sale next. People with 32-bit computers should stay away since it's currently not working at all (Should change in the future, so try and keep updated prior a purchase). I give this a 7 out of 10...would give it a 8 otherwise if it was more stable
For lovers of traditional RPG and strategy.kalil | June 4, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
Improving on the basis of the first part, King Arthur 2 reconquer proposes britania in a story set after the usual end of the Arthurian legend. And, for this, brings to the table mainly two kinds: first style strategy Total War battles, very entertaining and well run, and original additions like magic and flying units, on the other hand, the role-playing , which includes both the development of the characters and magical objects, like the adventures of decisions that often arise, and they are very interesting and entertaining, delving into history. At the technological level is not great, but it moves smoothly. And finally, the DLC Dead Legions is an interesting additive that adds many hours to the campaign, tells the story of one of the villains of the game.
An Underrated Game!Plasros | June 3, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »
This is easily one of the most under-rated games I've had the pleasure to play. All in all, this is a really impressive game and I'm sad that I let the negative reviews on metacritic stop me from buying it earlier. It's an absolute gem, that strongly built on the first game in every way.
I found the huge number of heroes and different paths to take their skills really quite enjoyable. Then there are the vast number of magical items you can find, craft or buy. The effect on the battlefield is substanital.
The battles are simply gorgeous, with easily the best graphics I've seen in this style of game. The landscapes play a good role in the game, but more could have been made of these interesting maps. There is much more detail on them than in Total War.
There is a decent mix of units and cavalry charges are working nicely. There are some interesting choices to be made on how you upgrade your units as well, as you can't do everything!
The diplomacy was a nice twist, not hugely complex, but yet more choices on how to customise your units, recruit unique ones, or gain other effects.
The story was solid and drove the game well all the way to the end. The campaign map is much bigger than in the first game and boats a deal more complexity in gameplay as well.
Research is similar to the first but upgrading buidlings is far more decentralised, it's not just at your strongholds that you need to do this.
The game did crash a few times for me, but I didn't find it really hindered things, it was just a case of replaying the odd battle. Yes, this was frustrating but I found the battles fun so no big issue.
Great gameyuppy | May 31, 2013 | See all yuppy's reviews »
This is good game, heard that better from KA I. The battles are mor dynamically, the atmosphere of game is more dark. It's another addictive game.