Summary: First, let me state that when it comes to strategy games, I often lose interest after a few weeks. Not so with this gem. For a nominal price and easy download, I have spent more time than I would like to admit establishing my world empires. My son and daughter enjoy this game also.
Summary: If you can get past the somewhat steep learning curve, this 4x game is tremendous fun, and one you can sink literally hundreds of hours into without getting bored. My recommendation would be to review some Let's Play video on Youtube to really understand the basic mechanics of what you're doing.
Summary: I mean come on... If you are here reading this review and you have any idea what Paradox Interactive has done in the past you would've just bought it already. But since you are here reading this review... screw my opinion just buy the damn game!