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Most addictive game I've ever played!
Settlers 2 (PC)
Member Name: ktdunwin
Settlers 2 (PC)
Date: 20/07/03, updated on 21/07/03 (178 review reads)
Advantages: Gameplay, Addictiveness, General Brilliance
Disadvantages: Possibly Too Addictive
I think I've had Settlers 2 for about six years now and i still play it all the time. In fact that is the only criticism I could think of for the whole game, maybe its too addictive. However over the years I've come to the conclusion this actually is the best game ever made.
For those of you who don't know the game or Bluebytes' Settlers series, the concept is fairly simple in fact its in the name. You take on the role of a leader of little people called 'The Settlers'. You have two challenges managing a steady economy and fighting in battles.
However the war control in the game is very different to other games of its type such as The Settlers 3 and 4. The soldiers are not controlled directly and real time battle tactics do not exist to the untrained eye. However after some playing of this game you realise it is the quick decisions and mathematical concept that actually applies. The most tactical building in the game: the catapult.
As far as managing the economy goes this includes features not seen in other games too such as not letting roads become congested and placing flags correctly. However all this applies as well as the normal making food for them to get more work done (well more work done by the miners) and getting a flow of building materials etc.
In summary despite the outdated VGA graphics this is a truly amazingly addictive game considering its age. It is the best game ever and if you haven't played it I recommend you buy it, I'm sure its quite cheap now!
Oh i almsot forgot - the music's great!