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Crusader Kings III

01 September 2020
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+ A modern improvement on CKII. Was not a fan of the series but this game captivated me.
+ Can easily sink your time into this, especially with mods.

Recommended!
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The story of this game's development feels like a penultimate act in the downfall of Paradox Interactive's near-monopoly over the grand strategy genre, and the dev diaries of promising contenders like Grey Eminence and Espiocracy are like hammer blows to nails in the company's coffin.

As many critics point out, Paradox's releases in the past decade or so (what some have termed 'nu-Paradox') have been released with scant features, seemingly designed as DLC-mills. The prodigious amount of DLC released for this game's predecessors - Crusader Kings II, Hearts of Iron IV, Europa Universalis IV - is at The Sims 4 levels of unaffordable absurdity. The aforementioned games are nigh-unplayable without DLC. Following in this tradition, Crusader Kings III feels like an unfinished game, and has taken a year to produce its first piece of severely lacking DLC.

The gameplay subtracts from what was on offer in the previous title in the series, with the implicit expectation that we will be drip-fed these old features through DLC. Gone are playable republics and nomad mechanics, in return for emphasis on RPG elements and fully-customisable religions. Indeed, 'grand strategy' seems like more of an influence than a genre here. In my playthroughs - which played nearly identically despite wildly different starting situations - I found little to no need to strategise at all, though that may be since my playtime in Crusader Kings II made common strategies basically reflexive. Either way, that betrays a stunning lack of innovation. Really, the game is an incredibly easy sandbox that offers no resistance to whatever the player wants to do. The stunning depth of customisation and freedom of choice available to the player means that every character plays the same, with the same infinite branches of action open to them.

All in all, an expectedly disappointing release. It grimly foreshadows what we should expect from Victoria 3, but a ray of hope is shining in the form of decreased confidence in Paradox and thus of new optimism for competitors in the grand strategy genre.
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Crusader Kings 2, but remade to look cooler. Sadly it has less content right now due to lack of DLC, but this is a very fleshed out first release by Paradox Interactive's standards.
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  • travisBickle2004 2021-09-13 17:25:05.868458+00
    I'm a beginner and actually needed a walkthrough to even get past it's tutorial.

    But I'm very glad that I did it and even moreso that such game exists.
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  • JGar40 2022-05-27 03:25:14.334656+00
    base game is a lot more accessible than CKII while still feeling quite deep
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  • TheRealJimMorrison 2022-07-11 07:48:54.574308+00
    one of the best RTS games to come out in recent years, imo.
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  • kitten199X 2022-08-13 23:46:44.363821+00
    man, it feels like you need to take a college course on how to play this game to really get into it. i imagine the payoff for learning to play is worth it. hopefully someday i can put in the time and effort needed to learn this game so that i can join the rest of the CKIII enjoyers.
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  • ElectJimLahey 2023-02-03 07:41:44.928135+00
    It does everything I hoped for at release but the content they've added since is really weak for a Paradox game. CK2 was more barebones at first, but by this point I would say CK2 was a better game than CK3 is.
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  • Snappington1 2023-02-03 20:27:11.886391+00
    CK3 is much easier to get into than Paradox's other games. If you follow the tutorial you should have a decent grasp of the game, which is a stark contrast from every other "tutorial" they've attempted.
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  • bobwilson 2023-06-05 08:50:02.461028+00
    I have a lot of fun with this game it lets you think outside the box a lot compared to CK2 and VIC2. Still really bummed on VIC3.
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    • Snappington1 2023-06-19 22:20:15.299421+00
      Yea vic3 sucks. I'm glad i "borrowed" the game before deciding to buy it
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  • nymphetlobotomite 2024-04-22 23:39:58.720267+00
    NVM this is great with tours and tournaments, probably my second favorite paradox game
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