Kalin wrote:I never did play Hearts of Iron III, but as of late I have been considering giving it a try. What is wrong with it? Perhaps I should abstain, if it is somehow defective. As for Victoria 2, I am holding off on trying it until they patch it up good. I think I might also wait for a mod which introduces timed, historical events. I am quite fond of them in older Paradox titles. Rather than purging such events, they should have made two different main scenarios, one historical and one random. Still, I am sure that the community will cater to my cravings soon enough.
Hearts of Iron II was a WW2 simulator. Hearts of Ion III "simulates" a war that occurs anywhere from 1936 until, well, whatever the end date is. HOI3 makes the mistake of not changing much from the EU3 engine, so unfortunately the game is a random mess. If it isn't Finland declaring war on Switzerland, it's Greece launching an invasion into South America for no reason at all. This can be fun in its own right, but it's definately not a WW2 simulator and was a bust as far as the HOI series goes. Most have gone back to HOI2 until they fix the game.
Additionally, ministers never change from the default start dates. If you start the game in 1936, George V will be immortal and you'll never see a Winston Churchill as the UK. This has a big deal since some of these ministers are really bad
, not to mention how much it takes immersion out.
Cnut the Great wrote:
EDIT: How is Crusader Kings? It looks interesting.
No problem. Crusader Kings is a game where you play as a dynasty/family instead of a nation. It's a very good game once it's all patched up, and especially if you purchase its expansion pack, Deus Vult. If you go into it with the right mindset and can get past a rather difficult learning curve, you'll enjoy yourself. It's possible to play (with modding) as the son of Harald Harefoot, Ælfwine. Nothing is known of Ælfwine really aside from the fact he existed, and he didn't actively persue the English throne, but playing as the heirs of Knud the Great? Count me in