The sequel to the extremely popular
strategy game, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns has finally arrived on the PC that
once again brings gamers into the amazing and rich world of Khaldum that is
savaged by the tides of war.
The storyline is set quite a few years
after the turbulent ending of the original game and once again it is up to
Naava and the mysterious immortal race known as Kohan to assist the remnants of
humanity in order to vanish this ancient evil that has returned. Although the storyline is rather
clichéd when compared to other
fantasy storylines, it is actually quite compelling and does help immerse
the gamer into this land of sword and sorcery.
Kohan II: Kings of War offers the gamer
over 25 unique missions that contains various scenarios and settings to
ensure that the player doesn't become too content or bored within the lands
of Khaldun. For the more professional real time strategy (RTS) gamer, the title should easily be
completed in around 20 hours with the more novice gamer taking around 30 or
hours to successfully complete this game.
As with all RTS fantasy games, the player
has the choice of playing a variety of races that include human, haroun,
drauga, gauri, the undead and the shadows. As per usual, each of the races
has their own unique attributes that affect how the game is played which
range from basic economics to their own unique military units that really
sets this apart from other titles of the same genre because of the diversity
of each of the races.
Probably one of the most enjoyable
differences of this game is that the title isn't just a scavenger hunt for
resources (e.g. crystals, wood or iron) but rather certain buildings such as
mines automatically accumulate these resources with the player only
responsible for mining gold. This is a brilliant idea that helps assist in
the "boring" aspects of economics and ensures that player can spend more
time in battles or mastering their own personal tactics.
Another difference of Kohan II is that
units are grouped into companies that also gives the gamer a variety of
combat options that affects movement and combat. This management system is ideal for engaging
in huge battles that are quite common during the second half of the game, so
you don't have to worry about individual units as your units now work as a
Kohan II also lets you mix and match your
companies so you should include a variety of different units in your groups that
include healers, swordsmen or mages that all work hand-in-hand to ensure the
best possible combat tactics. For example, the mages will attack the
creatures in the distance with the swordsmen attacking their closest