Apr 14, 2012This is more of a refinement for the game (albeint a major one) than an actual expansion. It would have been nice to see it expand the tech tree, and perhaps take a few of the unneeded pop up dialogues out, but on the whole this is how they should have released Victoria 2 in the first place. That being said, there was no real way for them to know that they should have released Vic2 like this, and they have clearly listened to the fans of the game and basically given them what they wanted. In conclusion, this was way more than a patch, but somewhat less than a full expansion. I still give it high marks for it's improvements to the UI, and to the game mechanics.… Expand
Aug 27, 2012If you plan on playing Victoria II. This expansion pack is necessary to really enjoy the game. Although many issues in the original were fixed by patches, House Divided really adds a lot to the game that should've been in the original in the first place. That said, the game is fantastic but also frustrating. Empire building is a lot easier and much more interesting in this expansion, although annexing nations through war can be frustrating with a need to occupy every single province before they surrender. International diplomacy is more fluid but still a bit lack luster, with the AI not really responding much at all to the player posturing themselves, but a definite improvement.… Expand
Feb 7, 2012Westernizing is a whole lot easier now, making it not just fun but viable as well to play an uncivilized nation like Japan, although if you're looking to dominate the world as President Madagascar you'll still be disappointed. The UI looks good and clean, dismissing mass messages is easy and mobilizing an army is two clicks away.
Tons of stuff to build and research outside of war, so there is plenty to do here if you're a more passive type. Game takes a bit to get into, but once you do like other Paradox titles there is a lot to do in here if you give it a chance.… Collapse