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Anyone know of a new Castle Simulation game?

I have recently had an inclination to install Stronghold 1 and play through it again, and I want to know if anyone knows of a new castle/medieval combat game that is similar?

Before anyone says Stronghold 2, I must say that I don't like the way the single player campaign ran in that game.

Through my own research, I found a game called Castle Strike. But, it:

1. Wasn't released in the US.
2. The company's own website for the game no longer exists.

Further, it didn't appear to have the same "depth" in the limited reviews I found.
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Anyone else have any other suggestions?

Thanks.
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  1. Can't say I know of any new ones, but I used to play the original Lords of Realm like mad.
  2. I didn't play Lord of the Realms until part 2, and I loved it as well. However, Stronghold 1 was better in all aspects (to me anyway) than it.

    It comes from my desire to control the placement of Towers, walls, gatehouses, etc. (Instead of "upgrade the entire castle to the next level")
  3. The castles you can build in Lord of the Ring bfme2 are pretty fun. Its not going to be on the same level but theres a lot of other stuff going on to keep you occupied.
    RTS rather than castle management though.

    Only other one would be, when i recently asked for games like The Settlers, someone suggested Stronghold so maybe that works the other way around as well.
  4. Quote:
    Before anyone says Stronghold 2


    BAH! There went my suggestion. :)
  5. Stronghold 1 is the only one that comes to mind, don't know what they were thinking when they made the 2.
  6. I wouls suggest you Stronghold Crusader if you liked the first opus.
  7. In my opinion, there is a Serious lack of a truly unique and in depth castle management game in the industry... Ive also continually went back to Stronghold 1 when I desire to build castles and manage them again, but it never even comes close to satisfying me...

    I want to see peasants mastering skills and get better at doing things and eventually become specialists. I want to be able to place every brick of my castle with a large set of castle construction tools. And I also want to watch my peasents working in the ever growing quaries as stone is taken out, and watch them cart the stones to the masons and then move each brick piece by piece as they are constructed in my stonemasonries and place them in place... I want to see them build scaffolding to get to the heights I laid the walls or towers or whatever to be and have to go cut wood and craft the scafolding together as it grows taller, not just a graphic that loads as it gets taller...

    And So much more... Am I asking to much? Its been driving me nuts for years, and Im concidering going back to college to learn game design just so I can make my Dream castle building and management game...

    Anyways... LOL :bounce:
  8. Im bumping this thread in hopes that If I dont eventually do it. Someone else will see this and get some Ideas... I just want this Idea to exists for mine and my fellow "Castle Sim" enthusiasts own enjoyment....
  9. Anyone remember RAMPART? Trackball control FTW!
  10. dalorian said:
    Im concidering going back to college to learn game design just so I can make my Dream castle building and management game.


    I would pay a premium for your game, towards $80, even if it had so-so graphics.
    I asked essentially the same question that terr281 did on the Gamespot.com forums, and the only game that anyone could think of was Stronghold.
    On a side note, what kind of games do those of you who like Stronghold also enjoy?
    I dig:
    Sim City 3/4(with essential mods)
    Civilization 4
    Anno 1404
    the Total War franchise
  11. ... and Rise of Nations
  12. LOL, thats funny, because every game you listed there, I also play, along with many many more...

    I have a collection of over 100 Computer games LOL
  13. emuscles said:


    I downloaded this game. Its very interesting, but I cant figure out how to build anything more then a meeting area and a farm plot... :fou: Even then, My farmer never does anything with it, Hes always listed as not working, and my fisherman just sits there and fishes all day but never returns with any food...

    The only guy I can get to work properly is the wood cutter, but its pointless since I cant build anything... GRRR
  14. dalorian said:
    LOL, thats funny, because every game you listed there, I also play, along with many many more...

    I have a collection of over 100 Computer games LOL


    No doubt.
    If I kept all of the boxes of PC games I've ever purchased, my garage would not be able to store my cars.

    But those seem to be the games that I keep coming back to once I beat the latest pretty graphics game.
  15. cybrcatter said:
    No doubt.
    If I kept all of the boxes of PC games I've ever purchased, my garage would not be able to store my cars.

    But those seem to be the games that I keep coming back to once I beat the latest pretty graphics game.



    I actually keep all the boxes for all my games so its easier to sell them later if I ever want to lol...
  16. emuscles said:



    Well i finally figured out how to build and why my fisherman wasn't providing me with fish.. I had to build a fishery and train someone to be able to clean the fish. Turns out theres alot of sub-menus within all the differnt building options that took me a while to go over...

    I am actually really starting to like this game so far. It would be Sooo much better if it had modern graphics with it, but other then that, I think that anyone looking for a decent castle sim game and if you have enough time to learn how to play this "Dwarf Fortress", You will definitely find some satisfaction from it... Perhaps even more then simply playing stronghold... There is a DEFFINENT learning curve for the game, but once you get the basics figured out, its really very interesting and detailed...
  17. http://s13.hithere.com/main.do if it works it is empire craft, not really a building game and kinda complex when your tired but as good as Travian and Evony so far
  18. Is there anyone out there interested in taking on the long and Daunting process of Creating my Dream game as I detailed some of it above???
  19. In the Stronghold camp there is. Stronghold, Stonghold deluxe, Stronghold Warchest,Stronghold Crusader
    Stronghold 2
    Stonghold Legends
    There was also talk of a new MMO Stronghold coming out from firefly in 2010 but nothing as yet

    Other titles include Castle strike, LOTR Battle for middle earth and Rome
    Age of Conan also has some castle building elements

    They're all I know of at this stage

    Cheers
  20. The new stronghold is going to be called Stronghold Kingdoms. Looks like it'll have the same graphic style as found in the first game.

    I had to bust out my lil game collection. But you should look for the Caesar series. I haven't played 4 yet, but 3 was a castle builder through and through.
    Knights of Honor was an entertaining title, can't remember if you build your castles, but it reminded me a lot of Lords of the Realm 2 with better graphics.

    Sad thing is that as much as I loved Lords of the Realm 2, I never got a chance to play the third one. Bought it new and my compy wasn't good enough to play it, and when I did finally get one I lost my CD key for the game. Sad, face.
  21. I would maybe give Black and White 2 a try. Not much of a castle game, but you get to build your town from the ground up. Might want to try mount and blade also. Cant build a castle but you can take them over.
  22. Mount and Blade is an awesome game. It's more like a castle manager than a builder. Lots of user created mods online as well.
  23. dalorian said:
    Is there anyone out there interested in taking on the long and Daunting process of Creating my Dream game as I detailed some of it above???


    I may try to make a 2D game with a little more advanced management then stronghold. I'm a student programmer and recently started learning DirectX programming (2D not yet 3D). As i enjoy management games and love the middle ages i may try to make one but the gfx wont be great though... Not in the first release anyway ;) I'll keep you informed if and when i finish ;)
  24. More advanced managment then stronghold? Well if you think you can pull that off keep me posted.
  25. Just make a great mod to stronghold. There are a few problems. There is no fog of war, which is TERRIBLE. You cannot attack your enemies in the surprise of night(shorter LOS), that is a great flaw. A dedicated server for holding many games(Does not have my hopes for this one). Also important is the trading amongst enemies. Like a peace treaty. And more units to command. And the thing someone said about giving peasants skill upgrading. Also, when fighting a war, I always hate the fact that the maps are so tiny. Even the largest map is to tiny. Now a days you can make a map that would be like 10000x10000 instead of their 500x500(perhaps 400 dunno). Then you could also make a little thing called Siege camp, thats where your forces gather, and then you need to like supply them with water and food from the city. However, if you add what I just mentioned to SH2 it would be a really great game to. Can not remember all specifics in SH2 but I know the maps where to small. So if anyone knows or are creating these mods, mail me on Viccobra@hotmail.com I will be happy to assist with any extra ideas, however I will not script since I know very little of it. Hope this goes into everyones minds, and lets hope firefly does all of this AND MORE in SH3 and SHC2. Thats all, thanks for reading guys^^
  26. Apparently I cannot edit my post. But check out Dawn of Fantasy. It is reminding me of SH2 from what I've seen, not played it though, not sure its out yet. But it is like a MMO and you like take on the world look it up, Looks AWESOME^^

    http://www.gametrailers.com/game/dawn-of-fantasy/6523
  27. King Arthur - The Roleplaying wargame on steam is really cool. If you have a Wii then Little King's Story is great. Majesty 2 is another one. Check all those out.

    I really wish I could find a similar game on DS or PSP.
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