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King Arthur II – The turbulent magical world is back (Part 1)

With new elements mixed with traits that once brought success to King Arthur, this version once again made PC fans excited.

In the distant era, when stories of brave knights of giant dragons still existed, the holy kingdom of Britannia found peace after the Holy Grail was restored. However, the darkness is once again finding its way back and threatens the world, a new threat awaits King Arthur and his knights.

Queen Morgawse, the leader of the Northern Orkney Islands witches hired an assassin to assassinate Arthur and release the Fomorian race of demons from the darkness. The king was seriously injured and that greatly affected the kingdom. The Knights of the Round Table either disappeared, or opposed each other. Monsters appear everywhere and once again, all the new forces stand up for the supremacy of Britannia. In the chaos, people are worried that one day, the one-eyed demon king Balor will escape from the darkness, then fearing that this land will never be peaceful.

Keeping the original tradition, is a strategy game mixed with elements of the , but now King Arthur II emphasizes more on the role-playing feature, mainly on the strategic map and even even on the battlefield. All the weaknesses of the first version of 2009 have now been absorbed and corrected, while improving the inherent strong features. As King Arthur, you must find a way to save your broken kingdom, and at the same time struggle with the wounds that are tormenting your body.

According to Arthurian legend, if a king is injured, the land he reigns will also become miserable, which was the original idea that helped Neocore develop the second part of this King Arthur game. In terms of graphics and gameplay, King Arthur II uses a new engine created by Neocore himself called Coretech 2, allowing a epic battle with the number of soldiers and monsters up to 4000 appear at once. Of course, it comes with significantly improved artificial intelligence to help gamers not feel uncomfortable.






Looking back at King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame (Part 2)

Of course, you can’t always solve the problem with a peaceful solution. It is quite special that with low difficulty battles, players can use the auto-battle function to free their hands to do other things, however, to preserve the number of troops, you should manually adjust the his army because they will all fight to the death. However, the battle system of King Arthur II is not entirely creative because you will find a few elements that have appeared in Total War before. For example, there are some types of attacks that will disable flying units, or you can use a variety of spells to slow down the enemy. In addition, occupying positions on the map also gives bonus points to the player.

As mentioned above, each turn is a season of the year, so after 3 moves you will enter the winter. Although you can’t move freely around the map anymore, that doesn’t mean you have nothing to do. Instead, this will be the time for you to access the skill trees in King Arthur II. Each unit will gain some experience from previous battles, and these can be used to upgrade various elements such as HP and damage, which will greatly increase the importance of the troops and make you think quite carefully before sending troops to battle. In addition, players can research a large number of technical technologies and improvements from captured cities.

Although there are quite a lot of interesting things in this debut, but in general, King Arthur II also encountered many obstacles, which first need to mention that the strategy genre is often quite picky about players, in addition to that. is a mission system with all words that will make many people, especially those who are new to this genre feel bored. Not to mention what makes players “sleepy” in the game anymore is the winter time, because you will have to sit and observe parts of the kingdom and click multiple times to perform the upgrade.








Looking back at King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame (Part 1)

King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame has been satisfying the thirst of RTS game fans mixed with unique RPG. In this comeback, the great improvements in gameplay, graphics bring players more surprises than its predecessor. If not prepared, you can be overwhelmed when entering the world of King Arthur II.

The first version of the game, released in 2009, follows the legend of King Arthur with the sword Excalibur and the Holy Grail in his hand, which built his peaceful kingdom. However, from the beginning, the developers were not completely loyal to the original story in mythology, but brought in some additional creative elements.

During King Arthur’s comeback, Neocore Games dared to come up with an entirely new story of their own: King Arthur became ill, the Holy Grail was destroyed, leading to the forces of darkness being liberate and start conducting attacks on the kingdom, and you and nobody else – will be the one to prevent it from happening.

What makes players feel most interesting about the gameplay of King Arthur II is how manufacturers combine RTS with elements from other game genres without making it a copy of Total War.

Each turn in your game will correspond to one of the four seasons of the year. In the spring, summer and autumn, players will be free to move around on the game’s map, and one thing to mention is that the size of the map in this part is twice as big as with the first version. Players will begin to receive and carry out missions through the map, and the results of these missions can lead to diplomatic disputes or major engagements. Something quite special here is that King Arthur II has a way of opening a rather strange task compared to today’s games: a word story.

The narrator will read about the journey and the player will have to choose among the situations the game presents, such as crossing the forest by the main road or moving a small group through the trees secretly. , accept the mysterious man’s wagering challenge, etc. These auxiliary elements not only affect the task in progress, but also interact with the plot and ranking system later. In some cases, the clever completion of these all-letter missions will help you avoid war.








Conquer England with King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame (Part 1)

For a concept o this game from European developer Neocore Games, we can mention the Total War series plus immersive elements. In the game, you will play the role of King Arthur, who is in charge of the throne inheritance after King Uther Pendragon has just died. At that time, the Excalibur was still in stone in the West Midlands. The strategy part of the game is played on a large map of Britannia, and when a battle takes place, the game switches to real-time strategy mode.

The player’s task is to delay the fight to fully unify Britannia, or to put it another way, to re-enact King Arthur’s most glorious victories. In battle, players will be able to control hero characters with magical abilities. They can call rain and wind, using supernatural powers to sweep enemies. Units fighting near heroes will gain morale, and this directly affects their combat performance. If the leadership of the army is taken down or arrested, the consequences for the whole are irreplaceable.

Victory Point points are available in each map. Their importance will be emphasized by the camera by passing through the opening phase of the battle. Players will have to occupy them by cornering troops for a short time. Each Victory Point gives the whole army some support: The long fences help your archers have more time to spread bullets to the enemy, a church will restore the soldiers standing nearby.

Assembly said that if you don’t want microphones to manage taxes and game battles, your army will be subject to 5% penalty points in Total War. Neocore is even more cruel in King Arthur, because a bit of your neglect will cause heavy losses, and the cost to rebuild the force is really exorbitant in this game. In fact, if you feel you have lost more than you can, go back to the battle and try another way, because the consequences of these losses will last – very long in the next steps.






King Arthur II content: Dead Legions

King Arthur II content: Dead Legions is announced by the manufacturer to be “darker” than the first part with the rise of the dark army. The life-threatening giants of innocent people and the world needs a hero to stand up to dominate the human race to escape destruction.

The game is redeveloped with larger-scale battles, more crowds and enemies that will surely be stronger. Gamers will be able to customize the camera to change the viewing angle, the animations are modified and replaced for smoothness and accompanying instructions specific to each part. Graphics in the game have also been upgraded a lot. The image of the fields stretching until the horizon or the sea reflecting the glittering sun were all reproduced with realism and vividness. Military unit models in the game are designed in detail and clear, even when the player adjusts the camera to get close to the battlefield. The sound is built on epic schools.


After making a lot of buzz in the gaming community thanks to King Arthur’s breakthrough game, combining magic, history elements with Total War-style tactics, Neocore was eyeing. As a result, this Hungarian free-game team was eventually agreed by Paradox Interactive to sign a contract to release a sequel to the King Arthur strategy game.

Zoltan Pozsonyi, head of production King Arthur II for Neocore Games proudly declares: “We are honored to be associated with Paradox’s release team to build King Arthur II. We are considering testing all the features of this version. With a completely new and different storyline accompanied by classic battles, expect fans to put on the game will be met”.

With a much darker plot than what people often know about King Arthur’s name: The Role Playing War Game, King Arthur II opens with the rise of the dark army. The life-threatening giant demons of so many innocent people. Each soldier fell, the heroes who stood up to fight back were also hard to stop the nearly endless number of enemies. The world needs a hero to stand up to dominate the human race to escape destruction. And that’s nobody else, it’s the player.






King Arthur: Fallen Champions

King Arthur: Fallen Champions – The return of NeoCore king is gradually gaining high rankings in the list of the most popular games today.

The story of Fallen Champions will not be rambling but immediately goes to the main problem. Around the invasion of England, the game takes you into the role of three heroes in the rebellion of Arthur: Knight Sir Lionel, Drest magician, and witch Lady Corrigan.

During the campaign, the player will change the position between the three characters when completing the mission. Depending on each character, the goals and requirements will be different.

With Lionel, this knight fights to find his lover from the kidnappers, Drest offers himself to protect the Picts, while Lady Corrigan tries to find a way back to the spiritual world. Compared to the previous version,  seems more colorful.


The mission system of the game through the three main characters is also quite diverse.

For a knight, killing is, of course, the main thing to be able to complete the mission. On the contrary, Corrigan only needed to use his magic, hiding around the enemy while Drest’s mission was a combination of both.

The terrain in the game includes hills, rivers, forests, castles, etc. These factors contribute to players adding “headaches” when arranging tactics so that it is reasonable.

The armies are always controlled in a reasonable and accurate way. The only weakness of AI is probably too easy to guess. Only a few times you play, you will soon learn how to control your hero’s command. Anyway, it is impossible to ask too much for AI because they are simply machines.