Postat: 31 martie
My friend had this game for a long time, and had always been put off by the poor graphical display offered to me by Steam and You Tube videos. But. And I mean But. This game man!
Since buying it I have not been able to kick the addiction. I'm a big RTS guy I’ve played all the Total Wars, AoE blah blah blah. But not much comes close to the world sculpting that can be had in EU III.
So let’s get the Negatives out the way...
I have mentioned already that the graphics aren’t the best in the world, but who can blame it; it’s from 2007! I had barely finished collage for Christ sake. Also when compared to its smoothed out big brother EU4 well I can seem rather flat, but this is not where the magic is.
Secondly, the learning curve. Wow, now I’ve played RTS’s but Paradox was all like here is the deep end; to some one whose body was so unprepared for this kind adult swim. Don’t get me wrong it is hard, yes; and the tutorial might as well not exist, but if you have patience (at some points of a god!) then you will be rewarded with a game that you constantly want to re-work and shape to your tyrannical desires.
Right, now that’s over positives.
Depth of game play. An all encompassing statement I know, but I cannot overstate this enough. If you want to get as close as you can to that real empire builder, the management of All the expenses then here is the game for you. As I said before the learning curve is steep what with having to fight wars, deal with intricate economic politics, diplomatic management that encompasses the entire globe, region culture, religion, crusades, jihads.
The list is endless; and so are the out comes no two games are ever the same. One moment your Muscovy and destroying your Russian and Lithuanian nemesis! Then Denmark loses its Personal Union with Sweden, and all of a sudden you have a western power house mercilessly pounding a nail into your snowy Finish skull.
This game is so big, so enthralling and ever changing; that it is very difficult to get board of it. Get some friends and jump on multiplayer and you will see just how much bigger this game gets. Get this game!