Europe, 1400 A.D. - The last crusade, which started 6 years before,
ended in a horrible defeat when the crusaders failed to conquer Nikopolis before being reached by the armies of Osmans and Serbs. The dream of conquering Jerusalem is forgotten, and European authorities are well aware that over the coming centuries, they will be submerged into defending themselves against the Osman forces, which have several outposts in
Eastern Europe. The Roman Catholic church is in a state of devastating
dispute and intrigue, and uprisings are clearly just around the corner.
The Guild 2 is a unique mixture of RPG and life simulation in an immerse middle ages scenario. The player and his party become part of history and can even change it in real-time. Go back to the dark middle ages and found a new dynasty. Take care of yourself, because your opponents never sleep. Marry a beautiful wife and make new friends; control your life. Hand down your skills and your descendants will greatly appreciate it.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 800 MB HDD space, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2014-02-27 10:32:38 bywintermute.:
I bought the Guild series when they where released and so I can tell you a lot about the patching mess and how they never get the game bugfree. The game would be great if you didn't ran from one bug to another and the promised multiplayer part NEVER worked. It was promised on the retail package and you had to learn they will patch it in, and they tried hard but never got it in aread more working condition. As this game is a really longterm game where you play hours for hours the problems multiply and so you will never end a multiplayer game as it rarely works 2 hours straight. The single player game is also bug ridden but at least it is playable. Save often, keep track of everything to see problems quite fast (you really need to micromanage every aspect especially because of the bugs). I would rather not recommend the title because of the many problems, but as the game has no equal competitors in the genre I would recommend it if you can take quite a bit of frustration and you absolutely love the idea of a simulator of guilds and European cities around 1400 AD.
Without bugs it would get 4 to 5 stars from me, but as it is so buggy I could only give it 2 stars.
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Posted on 2014-02-28 09:49:44 byKissekatt:
TG2 changed things up from the original TG, some liked the changes, some did not like the changes. Personally I liked both. However, you should not buy this version but wait for TG2: Renaissance, the third stand-alone expansion of TG2, to get on GOG. Renaissance contains everything from the base game and the previous expansions + some new features of its own. It is also the most stable version and the version that is still being fan-patched.
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Posted on 2014-03-06 20:36:18 byRabek:
A lot of people make the mistake of buying this game instead of The Guild 2: Renaissance. The latter is a stand-alone expansion with all the features of all the rest and less bugs. The first is bug-ridden and fairly terrible. I'd get the original The Guild or wait for Renaissance, as much as I love GOG.
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