Geplaatst: 29 mei
I highly recommend this game. It is probably one of the easier paradox games to learn currently out there, focussed primarily on war, it has an economic interface that is even more simple than CK2's, and the national ideas system is rather tiny.
Now, I will say single player is a bit naff, unless you play a major power you really have no hope of actually winning a game, let alone annexing territories as part of a coalition (for example, if you nab Portugal as Spain, France will just end up taking it off you due to them leading the coalition) - and when you play as a major power, say, France or Russia, the game is a bit too easy, the AI is a bit stupid and the majority of nations are just way too easy to subjugate.
However, when it comes to multiplayer this game enters a league of its own. Due to the short time frame (1805-1815) an evening is more than enough time to complete a game (compared to EUIV or Victoria II games that seem to drag on for weeks), and short truce times, and the fact that you are playing against someone other than the moronic AI, leads to plenty of war and back stabbing - and a rather unpredictable and fun game in general.