So the Hearts of Iron IV beta is being released by Paradox if you refer 20 people and even then you only get put into a raffle.Thoughts on this?
Did they even fix 3? It had some gamebreaking bugs from release, and they still focused on DLC like models instead of nato bricks. So i dropped that shit. It did have potential though, bugged out of the ass aside.
I have a mod for it that streamlines it and makes nations act a bit more historically (in vanilla I found that the AI never performed operation torch or husky, and the americans just pile into france at some point). I can't tell you how much of a relief it is to have the artillery,AT and AA support rolled into one brigade rather than having to choose between them for dumb reasons.
It wasn't the AI that bugged me, but bugs that fucked up resources and things like that. But i'm sure they fixed the worst of that, at least. Or they'd be slaughtered everywhere by revealing HoI 4.
>not play Darkest Hour
Its like you dont even best HoI
>that feel when I'm secretly hoping the games interface is streamlined and dumbed down a little bit so I can actually figure out how to play the game
I'm so fucking sorry
>Make EU 2
>Add opening text about thanking fans for supporting them and enjoying EU 1 despite it's flaws
>Graciously support modding communities to improve their flaws
>Bugged to hell at release
>Membership for forums, proof of bought goods for mods, 20 cosmic DLCs at launch and several very minor but full priced DLCs afterwards
>Extreme disregard for the fanbase, and the new age fans at the forum are rabid fanboys and elitists
To be fair, HoI 2 and 3 unit tech levels were precisely the same for every single nation, just with different names.
4 seems to be more specialized towards each nation.
I do miss the pointless but interesting tech information/ww2 pictures progress from 2 though.
EU 2 is literally EU 1 but with vast improvements, same with HoI 2 and HoI 1.
That said, EU 2 is still greatly outdated now. HoI 2 is still pretty good with the expansions.
HoI 2 also has a dozens of "remake/remastered/etc" versions.
I've been contemplating learning HOI III, but I may just wait for the new game now.
That Hearts of Iron 4 screen just looks like World of Tanks. Looks goofy as shit.
That said I don't really have a dog in this fight, I didn't like HoI3 either. HoI2 was the last one I enjoyed, and I prefer CK2 to any of their other lines.
MacArthur was the only one who could bring Freedom to those Royalist yuropoors
He died one month before I was scheduled to launch the Invasion
I'd be inclined to agree if the HOI2 map wasnt so disgusting
>not defeating the soviets with cavalry charges as italy
>that fucking recount
>starts out pretty funny
>gets real fucking dark and horrifying
>"Colonel, this kind of things, we cannot do them anymore"
The HoI3 tech system was a bit bloated, and lacked the feeling of achievement that the HoI2 (AoD/DH) tech system has.
HoI4 seems be more structured, and those armored techs gives you a bigger feeling of what equipment you're actually researching.
>trying to bait people that 1st april joke is a feature.
I play it more for the interesting scenarios happening and the possibility to being fucked over at any point.
A lot of the other games let you just blob out of control unhindered once you get past the early difficulty.
I didn't mean to imply it was something negative. Relax bro. I play CK2 more than other paradox games because it's so simple to get started with a new lasting game.
Same here. I always port my saves to EU and Vicky
I dunno, I'd consider the Europa series to be more of an entry step. I never really felt like there was a whole lot going on there, other then painting the map your color.
CK2 is more basic then stuff like HoI or Vicky2, but I feel like there's more going on than in EU4 since there's managing relationships and plots and all sorts of stuff not just on the nation level. Working my way up from Count to Emperor and keeping that shit together always feels a lot more interesting then trying to conquer everything in EU.
I'd say because they're not all equally complex. For someone that has zero experience with a grand strategy game, it would be a lot easier to get them going in a game of EU4 where you're mostly managing money, manpower, and relationships, compared to a game like Vicky2 which has a fucking billion tiny little widgets you're keeping track of so that your nation keeps rolling along smoothly. If you understand the basics of one game, that's less to explain if they then try to move on to other games.
Yeah a lot of things you need to know to play CK2 won't transfer over to HoI3, but it's more the idea of getting used to keeping more and more plates spinning at once.