"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
Windows XP with SP3; Windows Vista with SP2; Windows 7;
Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 2 GHz or greater
AMD Athlon 64 X2 (or equivalent) running at 2 GHz or greater
1,5 Gbyte RAM (XP) or 2 Gbyte RAM (Vista, Win7)
12 Gbyte HDD
ATI 3850 512MB or greater
Nvidia 8800GTS 512MB or greater
DirectX 9c compliant sound card
DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
3-point mouse, keyboard
The game has nice, lengthy and narrated text adventures with lots of player choices, and even when multiple options sometimes lead to same conclusions they give a nice depth to the RPG part of the game. The game doesn't have the same feeling to it as the original tho: units have sort of "tiers" where the crappy ones deal ~50 dmg and the best ones ~400 so the army progression feels kind of forced. In the first game you faced giants with human spearmen, in this one you run around with magical ubersoldiers (or die). The game also lacks the whole economy aspect of the first title, so enlarging your empire feels meh. Performance in combat is suboptimal most of the time, even tho it doesn't make me want to die. If you like RPG elements, and running around a huge map with a personal army, you might enjoy this game. I would check out King's Bounty first though.
You don't hear a lot about the King Arthur games, and that is a shame. The original King Arthur was impressive and grand in potential, but left a few things on the table. It felt to me like a game that needed a bit more polish, and a few more ideas. Luckily, King Arthur II provides this. You get a game that looks great(even still today), has loads of replayability, and some unique mechanics. I love that I can command an army in a grand strategy sort of RTS format, but also have units that I can enhance and grow. I like the special abilities as well, which completely change the battle. If you like RTS games, especially games like the Total War series, and you want something slightly more approachable and not fully based in reality, King Arthur II provides that. Not perfect, and a few bugs here and there, but overall the second installment in this series is quite solid and loads of fun.
I was a little hesitant at first on picking this one up, just because I was so sure of what I was getting myself into, if it would be a good game, or you know, that OTHER kind of game. Well, it's one of the best RPG and Strategy game mixes I've ever played. It's so intense and immersive that you can play it for hours without getting bored. In fact, I HAVE played it for hours without getting bored! This is actually the sequel to the first game, and trust me when I say this, this game MASSIVELY improves what the first game skipped out on. The gameplay AND graphics are fantastic, and the game is extremely fun. If you need more reassurance, just check out the other reviews, they all have high ratings for the game!
This game doesn't introduce a lot of new things and it's pretty similar to the first King Arthur game, which isn't a bad thing since the first game was a masterpiece... The graphics are outstanding, the story and lore are impressive for a strategy game and the battle gameplay, while still inferior to that of the Total War games is very fun and enjoyable There are some problems with the game though, such as the lacklustre AI and some streamlined and removed features, like the morale system. .Another problem with the game is that it is more unpolished and buggy than it's predecessor, despite my PC being high end I had lots of framerate drops and several crashes to the desktop. However don't let this minor issues discourage you from picking it up as it's still a great game
King Arthur II, as you may figure from it title, is the direct sequel to the 2009 gem: King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame and it does its job right. The RTS strategy platform is well polished and the RPG and TBS elements are properly integrated, creating a very fluid gameplay overall. The UI has also improved since the last game(although it will still take a while to get used to) and the graphics are perfectly fine for a strategy game. Of course, King Arthur II isn't as well polished and homogeneous as the games in the TOTAL War franchise, but it succeeds in what it promises and comes at a price, so ridiculously low that you can't be disappointed.
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