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Adds more nations, but not a huge game changer
on September 5, 2012
The more I play Crusader Kings, the more I find myself thinking that the programmers think themselves entirely too clever. This DLC definitely helped dramatize that for me.
The truth was that I found that this didn't add as much as I expected. With this expansion you can now play nations that start with an "Islamic" government. These nations operate under slightly different rules (such as receiving a prestige penalty for not having multiple wives.)
But after you get around the few new quirks, the game is much the same. Through a combination of alliances, military actions and patience you are attempting to take your ruler's dynasty and make them rulers over as much of hte world as possible.
I found this fun, but only for a while. In the end this DLC was not a huge boost to the playability of hte game, so I'm sticking with 3 stars. Overall the game is fun, but in solo play it doesn't really keep ones attention for very long.
(I cannot speak on the multi-player aspects because I avoid online play.)