Maybe I need to up the difficulty (was on Normal), but it was my first campaign in this game and I was playing England. I steam rolled from the beginning, and just let the Pope excommunicate me. I finished the long campaign a few turns after the Mongols invaded.
It feels like I missed a lot of content. Never even made it to the Americas!
Edit: I've been playing Shogun 2 recently as well, and as much as I love Rome and Medieval 2, i really think Shogun 2 has the most compelling campaign. Rome and Medieval 2 have great style and I love playing them, but I love how Shogun 2 prevents you from stomping on the other factions. They really improved the basics of the campaign imo. --- The brain named itself.
England on Normal difficulty is about as easy as you can get. Easiest faction on almost the easiest difficulty. If you're looking for something a bit more challenging, try HRE on VH/VH. That still will not be too bad after a while though. If you want something very challenging, try downloading SS and turning on BGR IV and Gracul AI. --- Whose property is my body? Probably mine. I so regard it. If I experiment with it, who must be answerable? I, not the State.
Well, the scripting in vanilla M2 is pretty limited, simple, and treats the AI as if it's as smart as a human, which is the main reason why it eventually gets to be easy on any difficulty. If you're looking for a challenge in the early game as well as the late game, you either need to mod the scripts yourself, or just download a mod like SS that does it for you. The latter is by far the easier and better option. --- "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."
You should probably try a campaign on VH/VH and at least play it until you're steamrolling before trying SS. Also try to play a campaign while keeping on good terms with a few factions and the pope if you're Catholic - getting used to a more nuanced way of thinking'll help out with SS where dimplomacy can be very useful.
lindallison posted... You should probably try a campaign on VH/VH and at least play it until you're steamrolling before trying SS. Also try to play a campaign while keeping on good terms with a few factions and the pope if you're Catholic - getting used to a more nuanced way of thinking'll help out with SS where dimplomacy can be very useful.
I was just about to start my first SS campaign.
Is it really comparable to vanilla VH/VH in difficulty? --- Neutral but not impartial.