”With an emphasis on streamlining combat and exploration (troop orders now take one command and turn), Lords of Winter walks a fine line between appeasing fans of the original while beautifying what's there for a new crowd. Kerberos is transparent about their efforts to broaden the 4X genre - if this demo is any indication, they could have the next Civilization V on their hands.”
”But what we've seen so far is certainly exciting, and this game is shaping up rather nicely.”
E3 2011: SWORD OF THE STARS II has been awarded a draw for BEST CONCEPT for RTSGuru.com`s E3 2011 Awards.
New faction revealed
”Whatever your time constraints, however, Sword Of The Stars II could be quite the thing.”
“Paradox Interactive showed numerous exciting products at E3, including the PvP expansion for Magicka as well as a trio of strategy titles: Sword of the Stars II, King Arthur II, and Crusader Kings II. Rounding out the list is Defenders of Ardania, a tower defense game coming to PC, iPad, PSN and XBL.”
“I walked away from my demo impressed and I look forward to playing the game at the end of the summer.”
“A larger universe with an increased focus on combat? We’re not sure about you guys, but that sounds like a winning formula to us.”