Death or Dishonor is a new Country Pack for Hearts of Iron IV, and expands upon players’ ability to experience history’s greatest conflict from any point of view. This new pack focuses on the countries caught between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during World War II -- faced with the tough choices of starting a conflict with a global superpower, or compromising their ideals to strike a deal for their own survival.
Including new National Focus Trees for Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia, Death or Dishonor adds new unique events, nation-specific art and music, and much more, giving players all-new ways to experience -- and change -- the course of history.
Death or Dishonor includes:
Death or Dishonors only decent feature that I ever used was the extra national focuses which for nations like Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia really should of been base content because they played some major roles in the Axis expansion in Europe. The Reichskommasariat, which is only fascist, I have rarely use in a game. So while the fascists get a unique puppet the communists are left with nothing despite the USSR propping up many satellite states in Europe. Licensing I have never used I just doesn't seem worthwhile. But the best thing this DLC offers is impassable terrain which allows more strategic defenses. Overall 1/5.
TL:DR - It gives 4 focus trees and the option to request licenses(For example getting a Panzer as Romania). It gives more immersion to Europe - this time for countries caught between the communists and the nazis. They are indeed stuck between death (Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia) or dishonor (Romania, Hungary) if we judge by history, but they couldn't do anything about it. The new focus trees allow the countries to not be the most boring generic countries with a basic tree and some flavour events. Examples : -Forming Austria-Hungary as Hungary and take back the historical WW1 borders -Taking over the Balkans as Romania just by doing the focuses -Relive the cultural unrest as Yugoslavia -Annex Germany as Czechoslovakia after they send all their units to your level 10 forts 4 focus trees and the leasing of licenses shouldn't be 10 euros, since half of the things can be played with mods, but it will be fine on a sale.
I'm really enjoying this new content and I think it's worth the asking price. Some people feel entitled to free things or under priced things. For them, I would recommend sticking to mods or steam sales. This is developer quality work, that comes with a bunch of new features and new 3D models, new 2D artwork, new music, new sounds plus official support, which in my opinion is worth the cost. Everything provided here is very high quality stuff. On a side note this DLC isn't advertising anything that isn't included. People who buy something, get what was offered and then complain later that it's poor value baffle me. You're free to disagree with a price point, but don't punch yourself in the face and then complain later that it hurts!
Death or Dishonor adds new content for the nations of Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia, these additions include new unit artwork and unit voice overs, new music, and new focus trees. The tech trees can feel fairly similar but there are some unique elements to what you are trying to accomplish as some of the new nations. Some of the new features added to the game like licensing tech or upgrading older equipment are also good changes to the game. The new nations likely won't be a major source of interest over time due to the somewhat similar feel but for the low price the content added and playing a few games as something different will make it worth looking into.
This DLC is pretty nice, especially if you have Field Marshal Edition, because it is included there. It adds 4 new nations, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia (which today exists as two separate countries, Czech Republic and Slovakia) with new focus trees (which are all good) and choices to make. Those countries are well balanced and actually bring something new to the table. The price is also just right, not too high, like worthless portrait packs to Europa Universalis, and enough to make you care. Overall, pretty solid and interesting expansion, adding a lot more depth to the main game. Recommended.
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