Reviews by kitflemons

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EU3 - requires effort, but worth it.

kitflemons | Nov. 6, 2013 | Review of Europa Universalis III Collection

With the release of EU4, EU3's interface and user accessibility is certainly showing its age. The graphics are functional, but not particularly pretty by today's standards. Similarly, the interface harks back to before Paradox decided to make their games easy to get into. This is a difficult game to really learn and understand – however, it is still very, very good if you have the patience for it. Your first few games will end in frustration, and ignominy. However, if you persevere, you will have a lot of fun shaping the history of your chosen country. You can choose from dozens of countries across the globe, each with rather different challenges and restrictions. The game also has mechanics in place to make it rather difficult to expand 'unrealistically', so there is a nice feeling of recreating history as it could have happened. EU4 is a much more polished game, but I still play this when on an older computer. It's certainly not suitable for a quick gaming fix, but if you put a lot of effort in, it is very rewarding.