When comparing Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition vs Stronghold Crusader HD, the Slant community recommends Stronghold Crusader HD for most people. In the question“What are the best Medieval games on Steam?” Stronghold Crusader HD is ranked 7th while Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose Stronghold Crusader HD is:
Easy to learn mechanics of economy, castle building and army production. Does not overwhelm players with choices.
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Pro Easy to google for help
Due to the game popularity many guides and help tutorials are easily found through google search, which is great as there is much one needs to learn about the game that is not available as a tutorial.
Pro Remastered RPG classic with extra content
The whole game has been remastered to play and look well on modern devices. With additions to the game like skipping dialogue or being able to finally zoom this is the definitive version.
Pro Great for RTS beginners
Easy to learn mechanics of economy, castle building and army production.
Does not overwhelm players with choices.
Pro Deep yet intuitive interface
Many options are available in the game along with good tutorials that introduce the player to these. While not all options are necessary the inclusion of them is welcome for those that would like to take advantage of them.
Con Combat system is still convoluted
Certain weapons need certain stats to damage certain enemies, which is most left unexplained in game, which makes the game difficult to play at times.
Con Lacks polish in some areas
Things like buttons on the bottom of the screen that are not intuitively placed as well as notifications that can not be filtered to the more important. This can detract from the gameplay as it is immersion breaking to have to rifle through inconvenient button placement as well as notifications looking for what you need at the time.