Summary: Warning: It's very addicting. You will spend hours seeing if your choice of strategy is geopolitically viable. If you've played EU III, the new mechanics will take a little while to get used to, but in the end, I prefer them with just a few exceptions; 1) fewer strong/playable countries at the beginning 2) Loss of ~50 years of play time Improved: 1) Obnoxious ship boarding times 2) Coring 3) Manufacturing of CBs 4) No problems with playability of large nations b/c...
Summary: I've played a lot of Crusader Kings II and never the EU games, so this is my first installment. I love the strategy and depth of it. It was incredibly complicated at first, I was so lost and confused on what I needed to do and how to do it, but it comes with a nice tutorial in the game, plus on Steam, there are quite a few helpful guides to read for newbies like myself. I love the grand scale of the game and will be playing it for a long time to come.
The best strategy game in existence for hardcore fans
19 February 2014
Summary: This is by far the grandest and most epic strategy game I've ever played. It has a steep learning curve to be sure, but its well worthwhile once you get the hang of it. Those who are new to EU will probably be surprised that the mechanics are definitely different than most strategy games. Diplomacy is absolutely central and vital to the game, and if you anger too many neighbors by recklessly expanding, you will pay for it when they form a monster coalition against you.
Summary: If you want an easy game that you finish in a day, this is not for you. This series is very in depth and thier are always more choices and plans to be made. I played two games when I was deployed to Afghanistan and it was a great distraction. I worked in an office and had the easy life compared to most you see in the news, but still I really appreciated having a great game like this to pass the time with,