The medieval times used to be the coolest era to thrust one’s imagination on. You could be a knight, and slay a dragon or a king imbued with magic powers. This isn’t that kind of medieval times. Stronghold Crusader II seeks to provide excitement with the harsh realities of the situation: a lord at the behest of a king, trying to maintain and build up a castle in the face of many obstacles. Battle lions, heathens and the challenges of maintaining a population on the way to ultimate castle domination, but more interesting is developer FireFly Studios’ battle to build on a series long past its prime.