Summary: Carve up the world To call Victoria II dense would be a gross understatement. It's a pound cake, with each ingredient -- the tangled politics, vast wars, and simulated economies -- adding greater depth and increasingly complex, interweaving systems.
Summary: “Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness” (HoD) is an expansion for “Victoria 2”. The previous expansion, “A House Divided” focused on politics and economics. This was a good idea, as the Victorian era revolved around politics and economics (rather than, say, bloodlines (“Crusader Kings”) or warfare (“Hearts...
Victoria II gets out of the house, goes into Africa
Quarter to Three
20 May 2013
Excerpt: Today is Victoria Day. No joke. It’s a holiday they celebrate in some countries. I’ve never heard of a Europa Universalis Day or Crusader Kings Day or Hearts of Iron Day. Just a Victoria Day. Fitting. Victoria is one of the most Important strategy games ever made.
Summary: Victoria II: A House Divided adds 1861 as a new starting point to Victoria II . This puts you right at the beginning of the American Civil War, meaning you can pick the Confederate States of America as your faction. This expansion is about more than just the Civil War, though.
Summary: To be a fan of Paradox products is not a kind fate. The company is head and shoulders above everybody else in its niche: grand strategy. It keeps coming up with the most interesting games. Want to build nations and colonize in post-medieval Europe? Europa Universalis is the game for you.
Excerpt: That's the conversation that occurred when I told a friend that I was reviewing Victoria II, the Grand Strategy sequel from Paradox to 2003's Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun. The good news for hardcore Grand Strategy players is Victoria II is a massive improvement over the original.
Excerpt: Victoria II is the sequel to Paradox Interactive Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun. Keeping of course in the same vain, Victoria II is another detailed historical strategy game. It is much like some of those classic tabletop board games but with OUT the huge set up time involved.