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.
Pros: Great graphics, improved AI, new units, brilliant innovations
Summary: Wealth of Nations (WoN) is an expansion for Europa Univeralis IV (EU4). The focus of WoN is to provide non-military options to players. The basic problem with EU4 that WoN was designed to address is that there was not much to do except fight wars and build buildings.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.