King Arthur II is an upcoming real-time strategy game, marketing itself as a crossover of sorts with the RPG genre. I had a quick look at it during Gamescom and remain unconvinced by the role-playing elements, which seems to be just picking options from a text-based story than any major role-playing. Fine for a game based around text, like the superb Echo Bazaar but I found it a little odd. Unless the role-playing decisions are tied into your technology trees, what’s the point?
This may yet be the case, however. Paradox Interactive will be live-streaming the prologue chapter of King Arthur II at 7pm tonight (GMT). You can watch Neocore’s Orsolya Tóth (Neocore_Kate) and Linda Bozoradi (Neocore_Linda) uncovering the story of how King Arthur came into power in this chapter, Dead Legions. See how the game actually plays out without having to download a giant demo.
There will also be Q&A session with the developers. I’ve embedded the livestream for below and you’ll be able to participate in the chat over on the Paradox TwitchTV channel. See you at 7pm!
Debbie owns and runs The Average Gamer. She started her gaming addiction during the mid-eighties on a lovely green Amstrad CPC64. From those early days of The Hobbit (say to Thorin “Carry me please”) she graduated to Lucasarts adventures and western C-RPGs. A few years of Discworld MUD addiction followed. Eventually she found first-person shooters, Japanese RPGs and survival games and is now a fully-rounded gamer.
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