This is a title that will fulfil the dreams of
those who love micromanaging their RTS titles down to the final
degree. As with other games in the series, The Guild 2 promises to
deliver an experience that will keep you busy for a heck of a long
Starting the adventure off in squalor you must
build up your character by gradually working your way up the socio
economic ladder by establishing businesses and generally looking
after yourself and those other interests that you accumulate along
the way. In doing so, your sphere of influence increases and affects
everything around you.
There is so much more to this game than just
looking after a solitary character though. As you gain wealth or
power, the game moves forward to encompass those things as well. So
you will find yourself organising things to look after yourself on a
personal level but then also have the concerns of cities, nations
and other items under your control.
This is a great looking game that thank goodness
is reasonably easy to move around in whilst you respond to incidents
on both a major and minor scale.The game world is incredibly
realistic and you do feel like you are part of a living breathing
world. Itís well realised and it does not take long to immerse
yourself into the game.
If there was anything to complain about itís that
there is almost too much to manage when you are playing this title.
Everything has to be taken care of and to an extreme that will make
the experience quite frantic at times. Just imagine the Sims on
crack and youíll begin to understand what I mean.
There are some hokey times in the game where you
have to get personal with other non player characters in the game
and get married, bribe and coerce others etc. The ingame dialogue
leaves a bit to be desired and you really canít see how some of the
lines would convince anyway to spend time with you.
I guess finally there is a heck of a lot of
repetition that gets in the way in the game. Whilst you can chop and
change roles, the title for the most part plays out in the same way
and even though you may be doing different things and interacting
with different groups of people they still do the same thing to
achieve very similar results. And remember that youíll be there
every step of the way with them as the game intends you to be the
god of everything.
Ultimately this title is fun to play however best
suited to those who really are into controlling every last thing
about the game and the way that it plays. If you are just wanting to
rule over the armies or larger scale stuff, then give it a miss. But
if you are into the whole ďI must control the world and everything
damn thing in it!Ē, you are gonna love this.