- May 17, 2015
Why did Paradox never work on Sengoku post-launch as extensively as their other titles?
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Sengoku does have fairly mixed reviews on Steam and even at its modest price, I haven't gotten around to buying it even during sales. There's just no buzz surrounding it. Even the forum is a ghost town.
Given that I have CKII and EUIV (and also Shogun 2), it felt like Sengoku's shelf life would be low compared to other games Paradox had invested greater time in.
I have been thinking about trying to build a mod for sengoku, particularly to add asymmetries between regions and maybe more unit types / resources / buildings?
I haven't played that much, but I feel is a very snowball game, all regions are the same (if improved to the same lvl), so whoever has more regions will almost for sure outscale you hard.
What I like the most about the game is that the politics are CK-like, but much simpler and easier to understand.
I'm just wondering if there are active modders working on this now?
It was too shallow compared to the likes of CK II, which completely overshadowed it, and the release of Shogun 2 removed any prospect for attention to it.
You can find it on the Steam store page http://store.steampowered.com/app/73210/Sengoku/Hi , new user, (newbies are such a drag but we all wore diapers once). I heard on a YouTube vid that there was a manual for Sengoku. 94 pages they said. Is there such a beast? If so, how do I go about accessing it. And like comments here, have been disappointed to find the game pretty much unsupported. Still it looks great and reviews say its difficult but not as hard as others so maybe I have a snowballs chance of learning it and thence enjoying it. PS: I'm Aussie living and doing business in Thailand. Cheers all.