Swords and Sandals: Crusader1.0 Description:
The Swords and Sandals series has a pretty long history of providing the players with humorous, yet complex strategy games involving turn-based combat and a lot of abilities that can be unlocked as you gain levels and advance through the campaign. Even if the background story is not that solid, the games are very fun and they do pose you with a few challenges along the way. Unlike in the previous titles, Swords and Sandals: Crusader does not deal with gladiators anymore and you also get the opportunity to control more than one unit at a time. In fact, you can now build entire armies and lead them on the battlefield, where they get to face against the other heroes that fight to gain territory and expand their own kingdom. Although you start off with a small piece of land and a castle, over the course of the campaign you get to conquer much more than that, as well as search for treasure and buy more powerful unit types. The territories you conquer increase your gold income per turn, but they are also susceptible to being conquered by the enemy, unless you station some troops as a garrison.