Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium
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Requires Crusader Kings II (base game) to play this dlc.
Songs of Byzantium contains three new songs, totaling more than 10 minutes, composed by the talented Andreas Waldetoft. These songs give more depth to your game playing experience as you play characters in the Byzantine Empire and other Greek, Armenian or Georgian states.
A good additionConorEngelb | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
Like all the other DLC, this one is best picked up if you're going to be spending a good deal of time as the relevant ruler. The music added is of excellent quality, and well worth the price.
Good Songscybrxkhan | June 19, 2013 | See all cybrxkhan's reviews »
Andreas Waldetoft's music for Crusader Kings II has always been excellent, and really good for immersion. While these new songs are still in Waldetoft's typical CKII style, I don't think that's much a complaint - you know the sort of good music you'll get. The new songs do have some flourishes that harken more to the historical Byzantine Empire rather than the generic Christian flair of the other songs. They tend to be more grandiose and bombastic than the other songs, but this isn't a bad thing, of course. Like all music DLCs, this one isn't really needed, but if you have some money to spare, and/or if it's on sale, this is a good pick.
More of the sameigzaustion | Jan. 1, 2013 | See all igzaustion's reviews »
If you tend to get sucked in by CK2, you will enjoy a bit of fresh tunes to accompany your game. Songs of Byzantium seemingly adds little in terms of content, but as I have already clocked hundreds of hours in this game, and plan to go for thousands, new music is worth a couple of Euros. Made by the same composer as the rest of the music, you know what to expect, and you won't be disappointed.
A nice addition if you enjoy the music of CK2DaiMonPaul | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »
This music pack gives you several additional songs that play whenever you play as the Byzantines or other Orthodox powers in the Anatolia area. The songs are of top-notch quality. Andreas Waldetoft, the composer, has done a spectacular job with the music of Crusader Kings 2 and other Paradox Games (Victoria 2, Hearts of Iron 3, Europa Universalis 3, etc), and this music pack only adds to that. The three songs, "Komnenos," "Legacy of Rome," and "The Byzantine Empire," have an epic feel to them that enhances the experience of playing a character in Byzantium.
Highly recommended if you're playing a character that will trigger the music; however, if you don't ever intend to play as a Byzantine family, then don't bother, as the music won't trigger unless you mod the playlist file. I've also taken off a few points from my rating because it's only 3 songs and 10 minutes. There's not a lot here, but what you do get is an excellent addition to the game.