Four Expansions for Europa Universalis IV – PC Game Review
12 November 2014
Excerpt: Since its release in August 2013, Europa Universalis IV has received glowing reviews. This deep, intense game should keep any global strategy gamer busy for months, covering as it does the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the events springing from the French Revolution. Publisher Paradox Interactive, however, seems incapable of sitting on their laurels.
Pros: Great graphics, improved AI, new units, brilliant innovations
Conclusion: Wealth of Nations is an admirably focused DLC that basically reworks an entire section of the game. Trade, rather than a gold-farming sideshow, is now a real option to consider when planning your domination of the global landscape. In particular it's a good fit for smaller countries who lack manpower and land; simply casting yourself as a trade power is a real option now, and a rewarding way to earn enough political clout to get the bigger players on your side;...
Excerpt: Adam Smith's seminal work “The Wealth of
Nations” is one of the most iconic treatises of Western economics. It is
through this work that helped to bring about the economic revolution which gave
the world such mercantile colossi as the British Empire. It is this great work
that the developers at Paradox Interactive have decided to name their latest
expansion DLC for the critically acclaimed grand strategy game Europe
you've been at the Europa Universalis IV (EU IV) section of the Paradox
Interactive forums lately, you might have noticed a slight buzz over the
release of the much anticipated “MEIOU
and Taxes” mod helmed by “gigau” and “lukew”. This mod, which is a
cooperation between the heads of the Mihi
Est Imperare Orbi Universaso and Death
and Taxes mods respectively, is a comprehensive enrichment of the base EU
Summary: Despite simply being better than ninjas, pirates have not gotten as much appreciation in video games. We've seen two incarnations of Sid Meier's Pirates! , the Monkey Island games, and the Akella pirate games ( Pirates of the Caribbean , Sea Dogs , Age of Pirates ) to name a few, but a full-fledged pirate roleplaying game with naval combat has never really come close to perfection.
Conclusion: In summary, Europa Universalis is a worthy addition to the grand strategy genre. While it has certain teething pains, I believe that they can be easily ironed out. Paradox have a storied tradition of farming out dlc within a year of the release of the game. I look forward to seeing what comes next in the game, maybe a little expansion on the eastern factions?
Pros: The title is more accessible than previous iterations in the series, but still retains the level of complexity., The multiplayer is, for the most part, stable – allowing for emergent gameplay., The save transfer from Crusader Kings 2 can easily change the balance of power in Europe.
Cons: AI can be a little illogical at times, Larger multiplayer games can be unstable.