The Mongols DLC contains thousands of unique face combinations for male and female characters of the mongol cultures. It also contains 7 new unitsprites for Archers, Horse Archers, Heavy Infantry, Pikemen, Light Infantry, Light Cavalry and Heavy Cavalry.
Unlike the later packs of portraits and unit types, this pack added both without splitting them into two separate DLCs giving it greater value than some of the similar cosmetic DLC. Although you will get little use out of the additions this brings to the game if your games don't usually see you dealing with the Mongol cultures. This content adds nothing new to the gameplay and should be bought only if you want to increase your immersion with the game by seeing a wider variety of character faces and units on the world map.
Mongols looks like Mongols with this Crusader Kings 2 DLC. It's nice to finally see Mongol faces in the game but i usually don't really play in the Mongol timeframe. Still this facelift was needed and i am very happy about it.
This DLC adds much-needed variety to the Mongols, who in vanilla CKII appear, rather horridly and ahistorically, like swarthy, dark-skinned Muslims. Unfortunately, this portrait pack won't be of much use if you don't deal with the Mongols much (although some CKII mods make better use of it) and/or tend not to play far enough into the game to see the Mongols. Thankfully, it is entirely optional and won't ruin your gameplay experience. In the CKII community they are considered arguably the best of the portrait DLCs, on par with the original vanilla Western and Muslim portrait sets. Still, if you're looking for some variety and immersion, the Mongol portraits aren't too bad a deal if you can find them on sale.
When I first saw this dlc I decided I'm going to pass it. Thousands of faces for $2 seemed ridiculous then. In the mean time I was gifted this dlc by a friend and decided to check it out. I saw no difference, European countries had almost none contact with any of Mongol provinces. I feel that this content should have been included for free in the first place. As the image should reflect how people looked in certain areas. This dlc is clearly a step in the wrong direction. As for the sprites... this game doesn't have great graphics and it isn't important then why spend money on poorly looking pixels? I was thinking hard who I should recommend this dlc and sadly I can't imagine anyone. Maybe someone that must have all dlc? But even then I'd wait for bundle/discount. This dlc in my opinion isn't worth $0.50 not to mention full 2 dollars.
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