Posted: October 23
For this game, the question of recommendation is difficult. It's target audience is narrow, but chances are you're interested in this genre if you bothered to scroll down to the reviews.
The biggest point on this game is that it's time consuming. VERY time consuming. With a schedule like mine you can't get much done within one sit-down, but that keeps making me come back for more, for better or worse.
As for historic accuracy, I'm moderately educated on the time era of this game, but some events don't really add up. The AI's don't really act in accordance to actual history. For instance, Sweden likes to destroy Denmark within 15 seasons. I've also run into the problem with my closest allies suddenly declaring war on me, even though we're in "very friendly" relations.
Aside from those problems, this game has great complete features. The armies and naval battles play out well, and the detail is good for an older game. I'd recommend this to anyone that actually bothered to dig into the recommendations.