Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
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Requires Crusader Kings II (base game) to play this DLC
The second expansion for the critically praised strategy-RPG Crusader Kings II focuses on the Byzantine Empire. In the rich political world of Byzantium, the vassals have been scheming. They have split into factions and they are banding together to revolt against your rule.
Legacy of Rome contains a wealth of new features to outsmart them and maintain your empire. The finals breaths of the Roman Empire are in your hands!
Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods of world history in an experience crafted by Paradox Development Studio, the masters of Grand Strategy. Medieval Europe is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones.
Explore the Intricate Faction System:
Join a faction to put pressure on your liege and to keep track of factions in your own realm
Raise Standing Armies:
You will now be able to use retinues to have standing armies in your domain. The size is determined by technology
Experience Factional Revolts:
No more easily defeated rebellions. Disgruntled vassals will now band together in revolt against your rule
Appoint Orthodox Patriarchs:
Orthodox kingdoms and empires can now control their own heads of religion instead of being dependent on the patriarch of Constantinople
You will always raise a single, larger levy from your direct vassal; no need to worry about the opinions of the lower vassals
Appoint your generals wisely, their traits & skills are now of vital importance on the field of battle. More commander traits are now added to increase the importance of your choice of military leaders
Explore Byzantine Events & Decisions:
Legacy of Rome includes many specific events & decisions to make the Byzantine Empire come alive
Improve Your Ruler:
You can now actively strive to improve your skills or traits through the new Self Improvement Ambitions
More available territories, plus some goodiesigzaustion | Jan. 1, 2013 | See all igzaustion's reviews »
Yet another DLC to unlock new territories. Not much is added in terms of gameplay, but a few additions have turned out to be quite nice.
Now you can improve your ruler's skills through ambitions. This function is great, and allows for goal oriented development rather than just marrying or killing off your ruler to get to the next one.
The revolts can be a challenge, and might prove more of a threat than your enemies at times. However, they are not as irritating as they used to be in the empires of EU3. The ability to have standing armies further helps you deal with this burden.
All in all, this DLC is a must buy if you like the base game, and will add some nice game mechanics. Its main selling point is still the ability to rule more territories.
A meaty expansion to an already meaty gamenairume | Dec. 30, 2012 | See all nairume's reviews »
Unlike most of Crusader Kings II's other dlc expansions, Legacy of Rome adds a significant amount of content and systems to the playing field. Many of these new systems allow for deep amounts of customization options that were previously not present in the game. The problem here is that Crusader Kings II is already a meaty game that was full of rich and complicated systems that let you customize your rulers to your heart's extent. While this content does significantly add to that level of richness, it also means an already complicated and meaty game is now erring on the side of bloated. However, if you are willing to overlook the potential bloat, or even openly welcome the new rules, the game also provides plenty of new events that flesh out the Byzantine Empire and give the players that choose to interact with that region more story to encounter. Otherwise, perhaps just settle for what the game already offers.