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. The lack of decent learning aids or a nice walk-through has led me to let this one go. I've now switched over to Rome 2, enjoying it, and unlikely to return to this.
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. However, the basic mechanics were pretty obvious even to the brand newbie, especially guided by the hint system.
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. The graphics are greatly improved. I have put in close to a hundred hours playing the game and only crashed once. If you like to manipulate the save games the save games are easy to read and modify.
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"
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?! A good game must be realistic, accurate and thorough but also fun, easy to play and have a good plotline that plays out through the entire game. You must feel rewarded when you have crushed your enemy, you must feel like one of the characters.
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. There's just too many factors missing, and the game is on a local, not a global scale.
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. Die Sache mit den Machtpunkten ist z. B. keine gute Idee und aus welcher Realität dieses sehr seltsame Handelssystem abgeguckt wurde ist mir auch ein Rätsel.
Summary: Ich wusste dass EU sehr komplex ist, habe aber schon einige Teile von Total War gespielt und dachte daher dass es machbar ist. War mir dann doch zu komplex und habe es dann nach einiger Zeit wieder sein lassen. Für Kenner sicher ein tolles und extrem umfangreiches Spiel da eigentlich die ganze Welt bespielbar ist! Ich werde aber lieber bei Total War bleiben, gefällt mir auch von den Landkarten besster.