Pros Way better than Stronghold Crusader
Cons Knights are a bit over powered
Summary I have not play Stronhold 2 without the 1.4 pathc. All of the complaints, I read about are now untrue. The AI is quite hard at times. The map editor is awsome after you get used to it, much better than any other RTS map editor. You will always have something to do while playing Stronghold 2.
Pros Good graphics, challenging
Cons takes forever, very slow load times
Summary This game is addictive, right up to the point wher you figure out that you cant win without playing it for 6 hours straight
Pros Just like all the Stronghold games, Great control, 3-d is a huge advancment.
Cons Zoom in graphics are comparible to the Atari 2600, long load
Summary I own all the Stronghold series.(Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader, Stronghold 2) When I sat down with Stronghold 2 I was not impressed. There are certain problems such as troop control and graphics, but the changes are huge. This is not a good thing technically. With the 3-D came huge downfalls. The must noticable of which is the zoom in and it looks like the peoples heads are triangles. If you want advice, don't buy Stronghold 2 buy Stronghold Crusader. It isn't 3-D, but the game play is better and it is easier to learn. It's still challenging, but it is more fun.
Pros well its a castle game whats not fun about pilliging and raiding castles?
Cons costem mapping cnan be hard to figure out at first soem control issues also