Stronghold: Crusader demo
Full user review
"Fun, but where's the atmosphere?"
This game is more realistic than it's predecessor. More troops allow for even more tactical play, whilst oasises in the desert provide the only fertile land for growing food. More enemies lurk deep into the desert, and to help you out, you're given allies to exchange goods with. Short on troops, time and gold? Why not place a mercinaries post and recruit arabian troops to help? Some very unique features in this game, make it closer than ever to real life.
It seems firefly have substituted playability for realism. The features of the game make it playable, but not as enjoyable as Stronghold. The enemies are too easy to anihilate, in this game, especially if you're used to the game tactics and how the game responds when you attack. In my opinion, you'd be better to stay with the original.