Learning curve too large, too little happening per hour invested
Benjamin James, Amazon
17 September 2013
Summary: I've never played a game by this developer. I thought I would enjoy this game, based on the reviews. I found that after investing around 10 hours (thats a lot of time in my eyes) in the game, I was still not really getting a lot done.
Summary: I bought this game thinking it would be in the vein of the Civilization series. I am a programmer and needed something to play between bouts of coding. Civilization had a learning curve for sure and there were times I wasn't sure what was going on.
Summary: This review comes from a veteran player of the Europa Universalis 3 game. If you are a prolific cheater who plays this game aggressively with the intent of conquering the world - this review will be meaningful to you. I have read a lot of positive reviews about Eu4.
Summary: I enjoyed EU1-2 immensely, had fun with HOI2-3 though I got bogged down in too much micromanagement. EU Rome:VV just bored me ...I never got into the game, I wanted to love it as I love Roman history, but it just doesnt rock, it just seems like a grind - somehow it just doesnt have the "magic"
Summary: I went through the tutorial, and started 'playing the game', and found i was just sitting there not doing anything, just watching the date progress. I suppose the investment in learning how to play it is too much at this stage, after playing Spartan/Gates of Troy and similar turn-based games.
Excerpt: In the realm of computer games the love of my life is strategy. As the advert said "You may not think it to look at me but I've commanded armies, and conquered worlds". I love that feeling, don't you?!
Pros: Good for history proffesors and those who enjoy being bored for long stretches
Cons: Immensly over commplicated, and far to realistic for suitable game play
Excerpt: It's very rare that a good, deep historic strategy game comes along. If you ask people to name such a game, most will answer Age of Empires, but that's no more an immersive, historically accurate strategy game than Pong is a realistic portrayal of tennis.
Pros: Incredibly rich historical simulation, Includes military, diplomatic, trade, exploration, technology and religous factors,Very well presented with rich graphic quality and detail .
Cons: Documentation lacking,A lot to keep track of, but realistically so . . . ,Perhaps too much detail for novice strategy gamers
Summary: Ok, dass man als Inka 1444 offensichtlich italienische Berater einstellen kann - geschenkt. Auch mit der nicht wirklich gelungenen deutschen Übersetzung kann ich leben. Nur weil ein Spiel recht komplex ist bedeutet dies aber noch lange nicht, dass es dadurch realistischer oder besser wird.