Excerpt: Asking players to fight for Nazi Germany might have raised eyebrows a few years ago, but a series of Axis-friendly World War II games have made this conceit old hat. East India Company takes another shameful chapter of Western history—the European colonial era—and likewise rehabilitates it through gameplay. Dodging the cloudy morality of its subject matter, Company presents Africa and India as wonderlands ripe for your plucking, engorged with spices and jewels.
Conclusion: I have an understanding that maybe it's just me, and this isn't my style of game. I know the "Football Manager" (Soccer for us Yanks) series of games is quite popular in Europe. At first, I didn't know why this was the case until a friend that lived in Ireland said it was a common topic of discussion in pubs where the patrons would discuss how particular teams during a particular year could dominate a team from another year with certain players.