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Reign: Conflict of Nations

February 18th, 2010 by Troy Goodfellow · 2 Comments · RTS

The English language now officially lacks the variety and flexibility required if we want to have strategy games with names we won’t immediately confuse with something else.

From Lesta and 1C Games, Reign: Conflict of Nations is a medieval RTS at the strategic level. All the screenshots are in Russian, but it looks like the strategic level of the Total War games with a bit of Knights of Honor tossed in for good measure.

There are 26 factions from 14th and 15th century Eastern Europe (Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, Teutonic Order, etc.) and you will level up six different types of characters as you develop your nation and conquer your neighbors.

I could probably make a list of ten or twelve Russian/Ukrainian/Polish games set in this period, but it’s still largely a foreign setting for most American and West European strategy gamers. There’s a lot of very interesting political stuff going on, and I hope that Reign touches on some of it. (There will be historical characters, it seems, and plagues.)

But the name is terrible.


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