Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
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Developer: Paradox Development Studio
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Genres: Simulation, Strategy
Flatter the Emperor with gifts of gold or concubines. Ask favors from the mighty prince. Stay on the good side of his appointed marshals on your borders.
Jade Dragon will feature:
The Imperial Majesty Request:
A new “China Screen” lays out the status and desires of the Emperor of China, letting you keep tabs on what he wants and how to earn his grace
Kow-tow For Now:
Submit to the Empire as a tributary, always keeping an eye on the waning power of the Emperor, so you can time your escape to freedom
Booty and the East:
Collect wondrous new Chinese artifacts for your characters; explore a new Silk Road system that adjusts returns based on China’s stability
Dictionary of Chinese Characters:
New Chinese and Tibetan portraits and Chinese units bring the empire to life
Eight New Casus Bellis:
You can never have enough
Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon - Release Trailer
Crusader Kings II - Jade Dragon - Feature Breakdown
Crusader Kings II - Jade Dragon Gamescom Announcement Trailer
Jade Dragon adds precious little to Crusader Kings 2, which would have benefitted much more from a playable and visible Chinese region. This expansion feels far too feature-bare for its price tag, and even at a smaller price point none of it feels really impactful. Even when you have access to the China menu, you'll likely find yourself progressing via other means.
This is what an expansion for this series should look like - something that doesn't feel minor and can impact choices in many areas of the actual main game itself; even ones not directly related to it. While Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon is certainly not quite as epic as other expansions in the series, there is no denying the positives it brings, either, making it well worth the investment for those that have been enjoying the Crusader Kings II experience so far.