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Posted By Robopengy

I'm not so sure about that crossbow being outlawed thing, but this QL is fantastic regardless

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Edited By elcalavera

@Robopengy: Some historians say that at the Second Council of the Lateran in 1139 Pope Innocent II outlawed the usage of crossbows by Christians against other Christians.

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Posted By foxmulder

Everyone in the murderhole!

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Edited By avidwriter

This looks like one of those no fun games.

"As you tear down the forest, the wood will be further...." Yea no the tree's get up and move down the line -_- wow did he really ask that?

This QL makes the game look terrible. I guess it's terrible?

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Posted By SatelliteOfLove

Wartburg: Trouble in the Cumberlands

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Posted By PosseOfOne

I love how the "Morning, your Lordship!" shoulds exactly the same as Stronghold 1

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Posted By thebigJ_A

I never knew you could knock down stone walls with swords. huh.

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Posted By BisonHero

I'd love to know why when defending Wartburg, his defensive archers seemed to die within ten seconds, yet when he was the attacker, it was significantly harder to kill the defending archers. Is Drew just issuing the wrong commands, or does the AI have stupidly efficient micro that lets it target things perfectly?

Also, Jesus Christ, people complaining about video quality like it's the fucking end of the world.

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Posted By SirDancelot

To all those watching in 360p (that sucks), but the HD really doesn't do this game any favors. Still looks like a Windows 95 game to me.

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Posted By dvorak

@SirDancelot said:

To all those watching in 360p (that sucks), but the HD really doesn't do this game any favors. Still looks like a Windows 95 game to me.

Windows 95. Could you please use a little more hyperbole?

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Posted By SirDancelot

@dvorak: I'm really not kidding, in the zoomed out view it reminds me of Lord of the Realms 2 which I totally played on Windows 95. The fact that you can see sharply delineated squares of different tile sets really reminds me of that game, plus the in-game encyclopedia. Up close, maybe Windows ME.

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Edited By dvorak

@SirDancelot said:

@dvorak: I'm really not kidding, in the zoomed out view it reminds me of Lord of the Realms 2 which I totally played on Windows 95. The fact that you can see sharply delineated squares of different tile sets really reminds me of that game, plus the in-game encyclopedia. Up close, maybe Windows ME.

Except that this game is in full 3D, and LOTR2 was all sprite based.

If you like the economic aspect of this game, but want to play a tried and true awesome game, check out Dawn of Discovery Gold on Steam. It's got a lot of that finely balanced economics sim thing going on which can be really enjoyable.

It's called Anno 1404 outside the states, I'm pretty sure.

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Posted By admanb
@avidwriter said:

This looks like one of those no fun games.

"As you tear down the forest, the wood will be further...." Yea no the tree's get up and move down the line -_- wow did he really ask that?

This QL makes the game look terrible. I guess it's terrible?

The consensus, even from people who were big fans of the earlier games, is that it's terrible.
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Posted By Shtinky

This video is 2x more amusing if you click the CC button (in the youtube player) and click "transcribe audio" :D

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Posted By Zelnox

Wow, Drew so chatty in this QL. Hehe.

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Posted By MisterMouse

STRONGHOLD!!!!!

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Posted By Undeadpool

Drew Scanlon: Love-child of Chris Jericho and Michael C. Hall!

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Edited By Tennmuerti

Wait what? You can't make thicker walls like you could in Stronghold  1 ?
And standard stone walls seem to be as strong as paper.

FUCK
THIS

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Posted By NickTheZombie

I'm a huge fan of the first Stronghold, but I've heard this game is riddled with irritating bugs. It pains me to say it, but I'll have to wait for a patch or two before plunking down for this.

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Posted By 234r2we232

@Shtinky said:

This video is 2x more amusing if you click the CC button (in the youtube player) and click "transcribe audio" :D

but the castle and don't fight disease.

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Posted By chrispti

I always enjoy Vinny/Drew QLs

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Posted By georgeygeorge

Looked awesome except I hope that they fix the staircase snapping thing. I'm also not sure on the real-time stuff, I mean I can see how it's cool but I'd just get really damn impatient!

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Posted By Invalidkommando

I sweet, I love this. I had sooooo much fun with Stronghold 1 and Crusader, but skipped over 2, since it was.... something else.

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Posted By Ronald

Sackful of diseased badgers sounds like something Will Smith would fight.

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Posted By TheRizzle

Vinny is really up on his Stronghold lore.

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Posted By Zaxex

The ground is giving me a headache, I assume it's supposed to be shadows but it's so distracting updating every 1-2 fps.

I checked out the quick look because the game's on sale on Steam. Not too impressed, as much as I liked the original Stronghold.

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Posted By das9000

Man I hate RTS foresters that just chop down a whole forest which never grows back. That's not sustainable! What environmental college did you go to?

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Posted By Amaru25

@das9000: hahaha. i have that same problem!