No matter how much Crusader Kings II: Conclave tries to push its themes of diplomacy upon us, I can’t help but think violent outcomes are even more likely this time round. If you’d like to find out for sure, you can as the 11th and newest addition to the medieval grand strategy game family is out now.
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As the expansion’s reveal trailer showed us last month, Conclave asks you to manage - or attempt to manage - the demands of your not-so-trustworthy advisers. This unruly lot are quite a handful, you see, and if ignored “may save your sanity, but may give birth to factions and uprisings.”
The unscrupulous John Miller alone, as featured in that previous trailer, proves that encouraging such divisions in your ranks is something best avoided. Out now, here’s Conclave’s release cinematic:
As for your royal sprogs, the trailer above gives a brief peek at the new education system you’ll use to nurture your youngsters’ talents, before marrying them off “for influence abroad.” Which is of course top parenting in anyone's book.
But again, no matter how much Crusader Kings II: Conclave tries to push its themes of diplomacy upon us, I can’t help but think violent outcomes are even more likely this time round.
“Conclave introduces many new ways to sew the seeds of chaos,” ends the above trailer and suddenly I wish my inclinations were wrong.