Jonathan McCalmont (2013). Like worms in the belly of some great beast: family values and Crusader Kings II. Ruthless Culture, 7 de mayo de 2013.
Much like Europa Universalis III, Crusader Kings II can be interpreted as a critique of a social institution in that it exposes not only the moral failings of that institution but also of the players who take control of the institution in the context of the game. However, while the Europa Universalis series demonstrates our willingness to surrender our principles for the sake of bureaucratic expediency, Crusader Kings II targets an institution that is much closer to home: The family.