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The Guild Gold Edition

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It’s the year 1400- the late Middle Ages. Europe sees the dawn of the golden age of the new departures and the free spirit. Under the rule of the bourgeoisie and businessmen, more and more towns are emerging from the clutches of the aristocracy and are achieving independence, power and wealth. New businesses are flourishing, bringing financial strength and political influence to a growing economy.

However, life in the narrow, overpopulated alleyways and streets of the towns also has its downsides: epidemics and diseases are spreading, and thieves and highwaymen lie in wait to get their piece of the wealth. Now you can try your hand in these exciting times of change. Will you head down the path of an honest craftsman or a dubious priest? It’s your choice.The Story:At the age of 13, you leave your parents, go to the city to learn a job and aiming to build your own trade empire at the time of real commercial and though exchanges expansion. You choose the city, each one has its difficulty level, you choose your parents, whose respective jobs predispose you to have specific qualities, and you choose your business among the old fashionned Middle Age jobs. Run your own business, manage your workers properly as to be the more productive you can, and hire guards to protect your goods... Because even if you get better than the competitors, they can destroy your work and your goods... That's the difficult world of business affairs!Key features:
  • Includes the original game plus its expansion pack
  • Blackmail, kidnap, sabotage or buy your way into a higher position in the government
  • Choose your job according to your qualities, your city and the local religion, hire workers and protect them, and protect your goods from bandits and competitors
  • One of the best Middle Age commercial simulation
  • Don't be stopped by your avatar's death : manage your commercial empire through generations!
  • A great history revision of this wonderful period : trade expansion, land discoveries, the different religions finally work together
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4Head Studios
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THQ Nordic
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System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/7/8
  • Processor: AMD Athlon/Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX compatible graphic card with 32 MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound card
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/7/8
  • Processor: 1 GHz Processor (AMD/Intel)
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX compatible graphic card with 64 MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound card
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The Guild Gold Edition reviews and comments

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Review of "The Guild Gold Edition" It has aged well at first and is still a top Game! The Time back then was great. However, I am not talking about In-Game time (Middle Ages), but about my Childhood. The Game was a totally captivating game alongside Stronghold, Age of Empires and others and I can still proudly say today that I always value it. Especially Since I don't understand this whole negative Criticism of the Game. Something like "ridiculous, it doesn't start" or "if it didn't lay out all The Time" to take as a Rationale, voding the game down would be fine if you changed it a) After the fix again and b) It really was up to the Game. In Reality, however, these Problems are due to the Player who either does not keep his Drivers updated, or is unable to search online first for Solutions or simply play the Game in compatibility mode. It's sad, but we don't want to hang ourselves on that now. Well, admittedly it sometimes crashes after a few hour sessions, but this is a rare Case. NEVER THE SPEICHERN FOR (I recommend doing it every 5 Cycles, or simply after you have done something important). Car storage is also available, of course, but unfortunately that doesn't always trigger. the game...... It's an incredible amount of Fun! ... Is still playable! ... There are various Ways to get to your Destination! ... Is a must for any Fan of the Genre or Player from Adolescence! ... Is much more epic With (steamirrelevant) mods that can also raise the Graphics immensely! but...... Unfortunately, it crashes once and then (but it is not a serious Problem). ... After a few Hours Of play, You lose its Drill, charm and Mood (if you play Vanilla (i.e. without Mods)). ... Unfortunately, no support is no longer received (logically, with age). I hope I have given everyone the Opportunity to get a better Picture of the Game in Advance. Actually, the whole "The Guild" series is very good, but I still like this Version best after all this time. Maybe I'm a little nostalgic, too, but that doesn't mean, of course, that the facts enumerated;) 't right. All in One a mega Game from the old Days (In-Game, as well as from the worldly state of Affairs), which I can definitely recommend to good Heart. Sincerely, Malythix! (Sometimes Called ShadowMK or TecVision:P).
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The Guild I (Gold Edition) POSITIVES + Contains the Add-on gaukler, pits and guns + long over 5 minutes, good intro + complete In German + good German Language edition + 6 German starting cities (Cologne, Hanover, Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg and Augsburg) + innate talents By Choice of Father and Mother, such As Negotiating for better Prices when Buying or Selling, Craftsmanship, Night and Fog for thieving actions, fighting for better Prospects in Duels, and Rhetoric on which one is at the Beginning to distribute points + 11 Professions (E.g. Blacksmith, Host, thief, Preacher) + Political Posts + Dynasties + various Machinations such as challenging someone Blackswood or Duel + heritage progression can be co-determined + random events such as Fires or Thieves + historical News electively with actual Historiography or player-related history + Every Profession plays DIFFERENT + high Range NEGATIVES-max resolution 1152x864 and thus black Bars at the Edges-3D graphics of the time look absolutely grotty today-constant time Pressure there for every Round a Time Limit exists, which I don't like at all and what makes I feel rather rushed-very sluggish At the Start Of the game-partly strange AI decisions-some old Still unfixed Bugs and Crashes FAZIT The Guild I (Gold) from 2002 is a Ur-German Economic Simulation in the 15th And 16th centuries similar to The Hanseatic League or Patrician 2, but with Role-playing Elements and completely in terrible 3D. At the Beginning of The game, you choose a Profession for a certain Basic Income. In Addition, there is the high Policy in which one works his way up the Town hall post for Post, up to the Mayor or even The Landlord. When you die, you can keep playing with the Kid. Then, of course, you lose your acquired Skills and Special Items, but you keep the Possessions and the Money accumulated so far. The Dynasty, and thus the Game, does not end until you do not find a Woman or the Child is too young. While That all sounds good, I just can't do the once really good Game to myself today. The gruesome Graphics don't really run smoothly (whichever) and were no longer contemporary even then. The Service I also do not find it intuitive and generally everything is very old baked, a Feeling that I do not have with other, sometimes even older Games. For this Reason, I simply can't recommend the guild I today. If you are interested in further Reviews of me, follow my Group.
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