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Average User Score: 6.8Sep 17, 2011People who don't know how to play deep, rich computer strategy games shouldn't be writing Metacritic user reviews. They shouldn't be writingPeople who don't know how to play deep, rich computer strategy games shouldn't be writing Metacritic user reviews. They shouldn't be writing them for websites either, but that's another story.
I have played Paradox games since Europa Universalis I, this one is one of the best of the bunch. Right off of Steam I knew what to do, without checking the manual. What amazed me is the absolute attention to detail and care put into the scenario: This feels like Warring States Japan. The first thing you need to get a hold of is the pacing. Let time move slowly. Pay attention to your vassals and your family. That is the true heart of the game, on top of the strategic warfare.
Anyone who is a fan of serious historical political simulations or Far East medieval history will thrill for this game. Not for children, not for console kiddies, this is a real game. Absolutely recommended.… Expand