Publicado: 31 de enero
Victoria 2 is another RTS with a pause game from the fine folks at Paradox Interactive and set during the height of European colonial and Imperial power. Typically when you hear 'RTS' the first thing that pops into your mind are games like Command&Conquer and other simple 'point, click ,conquer' games where your simple goal is to win the war by any means or casualties necessary. Nothing wrong with that, but if that is the kind of strategy you enjoy you should stay far, far away from the far more realistic perspective that Victoria II offers.
Typically Paradox games are never the same (though their somewhat simplistic map and interface might lead some to think they are just the same game in different period), with Crusader Kings series focusing on dynastic ambition, Europa Univeralis on amassing a massive Empire and Hearts of Iron on winning the World Wars. Victoria 2 falls into that golden sweet spot between Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron where the history is already written. Some things are quite likely to happen no matter what you do: such as the Germanies being united by either Prussia, Austria or Bavaria. Liberalism will also gain strength around the world and the USA will emerge as a Great Power without peer.
Other things though? Not quite so certain. You can easily cripple even the largest powerhouse such as the United Kingdom with an illtimed or ill-fought war that leads to hundreds of thousands of your precious Pops dying out; in essence crippling your industry and dooming you to a waiting game where you hope to recussitate your lagging economy.
Thankfully the game has a deep, and I mean DEEP economy system which you can spend hours or even days simply trying to manipulate to become an economic powerhouse without peer. Some games are actually simply put games where you try to maximize your economic potential and gain a toehold in the global market and they can be just as fun and rewarding... or even more so than a traditional warfare approach.
I could go onto rant about the depth, beauty and awesomness of Victoria II, but I figure I should sum this up somehow:
+Incredibly deep and complex.
+Lots of replay value.
-Graphics can be a turn off for some.