Conclusion: If Pride of Nations is guilty of anything, it's simply guilty of being unimaginative. But what it lacks in imagination it makes up in historical fidelity and sheer depth. This game is only going to appeal to a very select group of people, and no one else - but by all means, give it a try if you...
Excerpt: Pride of Nations, developed by AGEOD and published by Paradox, is a turn based historical simulation strategy game. Essentially, this means that, if you don’t like anything slower paced than Supreme Commander 2, this is definitely not for you.
Excerpt: Turn-based games have always been a bit of a strange thing. The pace is always quite slow and frequently you’ll go many turns without much going on. Bringing turns to a strategy game, however, makes perfect sense, as it feels like board games of old.
Excerpt: Have you ever dreamed of ruling one of the greatest nations of the Victorian era? To experience guiding a people into the industrial revolution and the modern age? Pride of Nations lets you do just that, through economic wizardry, military conquest, colonization and diplomacy.
Conclusion: The Short Version: Pride Of Nations delivers capable grand strategy on a global scale, complete with all of the immense satisfaction and intense frustration that you'd expect from the genre. It's probably the best Victorian-era colonialism sim you'll play this year.
Pros: Uncompromising, authentic and deep grand strategy, Satisfying colonial mechanics, Well-implemented diplomacy system
Cons: Crippling wait times, Ugly UI and world map, Still much more baffling and frustrating than it needs to be
Excerpt: Oi niitä 1800-luvun kultaisia vuosia, jolloin pystyi sanomaan, että aurinko ei ikinä laske brittiläisen imperiumin päällä, ja puhumaan totta. Sittemmin imperiumit on toki pistetty jätesäkkiin, mutta Pride of Nations muistaa kunnian vuodet.
Summary: От провала ее спасают только
сценарии, посвященные войнам (англо-бурской
1899-1902 гг. и русско-японской),
восстанию сипаев и Рисорджименто.
Там AGEod чувствует себя в своей
тарелке, выдавая геймплей
фирменного качества. Коротких
кампаний мало, но за игру и просят-то
всего 20 долларов.