All these next-generation console games are nonsense-the real MVP for 2020 is Crusader Kings 3.
When you can play the best strategy on a humble PC, why worry about the boring lock-in and buy a console from scalping or 4K vs Performance mode? Let me tell you why.
First of all, let’s talk about one thing directly: “Crusaders 3” is better than its predecessor. I have spent hundreds of hours in my life playing Crusader Kings 2, but the latest version of the grand strategy behemoth is the best version. In addition to the improved game concept, what I like most is the ability to personalize the appearance of your leader and his family. As we all know, the choice of beards in “Crusaders 3” is better than the bloody “The Sims”-the choice of hats is also good.
In my review, it’s no secret that I love grand strategy games and be endlessly likable in CK3. In a year, everything that could go wrong went wrong, faced with seemingly endless isolation and restrictions, and experienced more and more complicated pregnancy. CK3 is my release. Many of us are playing games to distract our attention, bring some happiness to our lives and escapism. Nothing this year brings me more happiness than manipulating my lineage, so I’m Can rule with a huge, talented, hard-working son.
I eventually raised a leader so capable and confident that she wrote her slogan: “You are magnificent.” She was right-we were together, crushed the patriarchy together, embarked on several holy wars, and expanded the influence of the dynasty as much as possible on the entire map. She is also the head of a religion-mainly around my cat Steve-exists in almost every country, has an ridiculously high evaluation of conspiracy, and has six beautiful Amazon daughters-I miss my queen very much .
Of course, CK3 is not without problems. The error of saving the game pass caused me to lose years of progress in my attempts to rule the Mediterranean for Barcelona before finally restoring the Holy Roman Empire, and Paradox Interactive was slow to implement solutions or patches. Fortunately, the Crusader Kings community is ready to wait for help, and there are many mods that can enhance your already rich and grand strategy experience. Thanks to the latest update and the new Ruler Designer tool, you can bet that I have added myself to my Red Son armor.
At the beginning, I was impressed by the number of female leaders, but my favorite leader is still Malcolm in Scotland. Who can forget the classic Malcolm moments, such as the cousin who stabbed his cousin at a table meeting for making fun of him? Or at that time he decided to let all Scots accept Gaelic culture and change the language, only to change his mind so that we would become the unity of Scotland again? Alba gu Brath is correct enough.
I will not lie-it has been a bad year. Getting rid of the shackles of a bunch of Scottish rulers and reunifying Britain under a saltwater pit is an enjoyable fantasy journey to escape the pandemic and the impending Brexit. This is the last feature of my iGamesNews, before I spent half a year of maternity leave. Building a dynasty is both my gaming habit and the subject of real life, which is very strange.
Completely different from real life, “Crusaders 3” has a lot of work to do. Do you want to develop your own culture and democratic status in the world? A low-key diplomatic lifestyle and choosing dynasty privileges will help you increase your influence and host as many feasts as possible. Do you want to conquer every piece of land in front of you? Then, together with the master tactician, expand the vault to cover the cost of that huge army and crush the enemy. Want to be a religious leader? This is the time of pilgrimage. Before expelling the pope, you’d better keep yourself chaste to comfort the pope.
The most important thing is that you can develop your dynasty in any direction according to your preferences and create an entire angry warlord bloodline as needed, or just find a genius and cunning genius partner for you and your children. Unfortunately, since this is a magnificent strategy game with unpredictable AI, your life in the game may end up like a real shit show. An untimely outbreak of the plague ended my dynasty, and all the rulers left were shit, so I decided to switch to my goat and play “The Witcher 3” on the shiny new OLED.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Speaking of games, you may lose endless lives. If I don’t talk about “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”, it will not be a real GOTY list.
I spent endless time making custom clothes, searching all the fossils, and visiting my friend’s island to participate in the entire 2020 recipe exchange. It allows far-reaching friends to enjoy some social distancing on Redsonland.
Rise of the Immortal Fairy
The immortal Fenyx Rising was a surprise to me because he didn’t particularly like “Watch Dogs: Legion”. You may have guessed my love for medieval feudal sims, but I also have a long history, and Greek mythology is there.
The immortal Fenyx Rising has a lot to do-it is as big as you want. You may need to spend hours searching for animals to tame and ride the map, or find and complete every Tatarus shelter you encounter (if you want to punish yourself). I really like the cartoon-like aesthetic. The double narrative of Zeus and Prometheus is on the scene. All it lacks is Phil of Hercules, and I should have been 5/5.
No matter what you plan to do during the holiday season, at least Crusader Kings3 should be installed. It’s on the PC version of Game Pass, and there is actually no excuse. Wish you a Merry Christmas, next year I will become the old ma of pollen.
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