Paradox Interactive's third foray into medieval dynasty grand strategy modernizes the classic series at the cost of losing a few of the things that made Crusader Kings II (2012) so enjoyable. Control a dynasty from the late 800s to the 1400s, and use diplomacy, war, and subterfuge to control counties, duchies, kingdoms, and even empires. The map and the characters have been made fully 3D, which is a pleasant improvement from 2D headshots of characters and a map that looked like it was pulled from Creative Assembly's Medieval II: Total War (2006). While you do lose a lot of the features that were introduced in CK2's DLC, the game has been remade and reimagined to bring back those features back in an improved state, and to introduce new gameplay that was not possible in CK2. If you're a fan of strategy games, or if you enjoy games that encourage roleplay, this game will have no difficulty stealing a couple hundred hours from you. Just be aware that this still a Paradox game: you get a pretty good base game experience, but a lot of the fluff and improvements will come in the form of paid DLC.