Summary: "Complete" is a MAJOR Misnomer. While complete at the time of release, two later expansions, "Divine Wind" and "Heir to the Throne" were major important additions. As a grand strategy game, Europa Universalis 3 is one of the greats, but if you really want to experience it, you'll want all the expansions. They add a lot of content, new nations, options, and the "holy roman empire", a kind of proto-European Union of the time period.
Summary: Get your feudal on! This grand strategy game will boggle your mind in warfare, you CANNOT win by simple preditorial skills, building massive armies and following a RISK board game strategy, you cannot CIVILIZATION yourself out of a tough spot. You need to make alliance, stab friends in the back (before they do it to you), marry into trust and kiss a popes ass for blessings. It puts a new spin on warfare in that it depicts what REAL WAR is.
Summary: Even though it fails to provide a truly open ended experience, it's fun until the gameplay becomes stale. While the addictiveness level is existent, it eventually falls to the game's limitations and interface faults. Ultimately, it doesn't know what it wants to be: purely historical or maniacally alternative.
Great Game-play, Fantastic Strategy Game (Hope you have a lot of time on your hands!)
29 October 2013
Summary: I have played this game for a few years now and it is a classic. EU III uses the same detailed style of play shared with other Parodox mainstays like the Victoria and Hearts of Iron franchises. Single-player or multi-player - this game is a blast. The intricate gameplay involves several hundred playable countries allowing you to pick a powerhouse, regional power, or play a small nation in your own corner of the world.
Summary: Another spectacular yawnfest from Paradox! These games are potentially fascinating, but for most of us with lives, jobs and families and maybe only an hour a day max for some gaming time, any Paradox game will thus take you 2 years to complete one game not really an option.
Summary: Europa Universalis 3 Chronicles is a wonderful game in a classic series. All Paradox Interactive games are unique in their own ways, so make sure you like the following concepts before choosing Europa Universalis III over other titles like Crusader Kings II, Victoria II, Hearts of Iron III etc.