Jay wrote:Crusader Kings II is an enormous timesink and I encourage others to waste their time with me.
but it's not kawaii enough, you can't play it
It's one of the few games where things actually get more awesome the more you fuck up.
Fuck up inheritance laws and now the Kingdom of Ireland is going to be split between two sons when your current king dies so to keep the kingdom whole you have to kill one of them. You execute your eldest son and all the nobles are like what the fuck, but they all too pussy to rebel so who gives a fuck. It's fine anyways because the elder son was kind of a dipshit and your younger son is a fucking prodigy. Selective breeding and all that, gotta be smart about who you make next king.
Then all of a sudden your wife assassinates your younger son because fucking women amirite. You execute her and pick up the sexiest little 16 year old gal and have your 60 year old king bone the brains out of her to desperately eke out the next heir. If you don't have the kid in time then your kingdom is going to end up splitting to your dozen cousins and you'll have to play as the eldest daughter who's been married off to the Byzantium emperor. A position that held a lot of authority until the Byzantine empire fell apart. Finally, end up lucking out and your current king has a baby boy at the age of 70, two years before croaking.
Kid goes on to start the Great Invasion of Britain, uniting Ireland and Britain under one flag after 30 years of on-and-off war.