Summary: I have no idea what I am doing, the in game tutorial is horrible. I shouldn't have to do research on how to play a game, I want to love it but damn I do not have the time that I once did to sit down and really learn it.
Awesome game... but you must be patient and love history
Grüner Adler, Amazon
5 February 2012
Summary: This game is not for everybody. You must be very patient, since it takes a long time to learn how to play it, and you must also love history, WWII history that is. If you're not patient and you find history boring, stay away from it.
Summary: Hearts of Iron 3 is without a doubt, the most in-depth WAR game ever made. If you've never played a paradox before, you'll be in for a major surprise. It took me roughly a month of every day play to "master" all of the basics.
Summary: Hearts of Iron 3 is a great game in most aspects. I bought this game 1 week after it was released so its the standard game. Here are some of the aspects of the game that I highlight. 1. Hearts of Iron 3 is a very complex game, but with hours of playing it becomes fun.
Summary: Niche games like this one usually ship with lots of bugs. Therefore, even though I was a big fan of HOI2, I waited until the first patch (1.1) came out before buying this game. That was obviously still too early.
Summary: Paradox Interactive's "Hearts of Iron III," is the third (obviously) installment of an operational level simulation of World War II for the PC. The second World War has been a mainstay for video gaming since the days of Wolfenstein 3D, and analog gaming since, well World War II.
Summary: I ordered Hearts of Iron 3 as soon as I could, and was very excited when it got to me last year. I will admit that back then, when I loaded the game up for the first time, I was very disappointed. The main problem that I had with the game was that it ran very slowly.
Summary: For those that like deep strategy gaming this is the game for you. Make sure and download the latest patch as it has fixed allot of the bugs that the original release had. I'm a big WWII buff and a strategy nut so it fit me perfectly.
Summary: I played the demo a couple times until I had a grasp of how the game worked. I probably still would not have ventured to purchase the game without the low price tag. However, I have gotten a lot more out of the game than I thought I would.