yusupov Feb 16, 2014 @ 4:58pm
how does this compare to total war medieval II?
obviously total war has a huge emphasis on being a field general that this game compoletely ignores, so im sure the other aspects are much deeper, but the total war games are also very accessible...i havent played a paradox game since victoria (one) & that was just over my head...wondering if id be in for a similar struggle here
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ShadoWwolF Feb 16, 2014 @ 5:01pm 
its a lot more in depth in everything but the combat. a lot more depth. much much more depth. also many many many more characters and provinces. but its a lot easier to get into than victoria. just watch some youtube videos of people playing it
yusupov Feb 16, 2014 @ 5:04pm 
yeah, ill give that a shot. the problem ive noticed w/ wat ching yt videos sometimes is that some people can just make stuff thats actually pretty difficult look really easy. but yeah, i know northernlion plays this & i like him so ill check his vids out at least.
ShadoWwolF Feb 16, 2014 @ 5:06pm 
that happens a lot but you can find a lot of tutorial videos on youtube as well. those usually try to explain things better
dracos24 Feb 16, 2014 @ 5:51pm 
Like Tropico, this is one of those rare games that I actually enjoy learning. Play it. Lose miserably. Get that "Aha!" moment where you realize your mistake. Try again. Lose miserably again. Rinse. Repeat. Addictive fun, but don't cheat yourself of the learning experience and the stories you garner from it.
The Magic Feb 16, 2014 @ 6:11pm 
Imagine the meta part of Medieval II but the AI actually works, follows rules for the period, and you need a legal claim to go to war. Also there's a pretty sweet Game of Thrones mod.
Víkingr Feb 16, 2014 @ 9:55pm 
I'd say if you are looking for something more casual, arcade, or just like commanding & watching hundreds of soldiers on screen at once while killing each other then I say Medieval II is the game for you. However.... If you are into something that had to do with more the big picture (Grand Strategy) then I'd say Crusader Kings II would be the game as it has TONS more in depth options, much more micro-managment (not always a good for everyone). The only thing the Total War series has on CKII is the real time battles (I don't see how it would be possible as there are some LARGE armies in late game CKII like 50-100k+), that's about it. IMO CKII would win everywhere else.
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Samain Feb 16, 2014 @ 11:23pm 
I didn't like Crusader Kings II when I first started playing it. I kept at it and as I got the hang of what the game is about it really grew on me. It soon became a challenging and very entertaining game I play pretty regularly. But when you first start playing the learning curve is a bit steep and your npc rivals can be pretty brutal. Just remember to save often, just in case.
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Thanos Feb 16, 2014 @ 11:46pm 
As someone who played Medieval Total War 2 a lot but autocalculated most battles... I love CK2.
Superfly Feb 17, 2014 @ 12:29am 
I also used to love Total War in the early days, but then found my self doing more and more auto resolves....though more after Medieval TTW 2. I spent nearly all my time on the map..the gameplay is pretty shallow in that respect.

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