I do hope that Paradox create more of these DLCs with the focus on minor nations, with interesting new National Focus trees. I like the addition of the autonomy mechanic and the new sprites and leaders. But that's only part of what HOI4 needs. If the next DLC brings more resilient AI, better balanced anti-air and a focus on fixing a few of my peeves with the warscore system, I'll be getting it for that rather than for any deep dives into the soul of a minor nation. Unless it's Finland. Those guys were the rock stars of WW2.
Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory does something that Paradox has been known for: adds compelling new content to an already brilliant title. The new Commonwealth mechanics give you a reason to explore this time period from a different lens, while the combat improvements make planning and executing battle plans easier than ever. However, the performance issues marring the experience, as well as frustrating AI, make Together for Victory one of the most poorly performing game in Paradox’s library.
Adds some great new features to the game. Hearts of Iron IV easily has 500+ hours of potential when you play multiplayer. What other WW2 grand strategy game is out there?
Reality is folks that by buying this DLC, you support the free patches that provide a lot of new mechanics and bug fixes to the main game. Or would you rather buy loot crates? Making these games is expensive, get over it, buy the DLC if you like the game and support the developer.
As has been said a lot of this should have just been included in the game and not added on as a 15$ DLC. The fact that they made the new lend-lease feature only available through the DLC is rather bothersome. DLC is for new content, events, units, ect. (imo anyway) New National Focus trees you can easily get through the workshop for free. Maybe on-sale at 5$ it'll be worth it. Otherwise avoid for now.
The patch itself (free) brings improved AI and several other additions that were needed. Honestly all of this should of just been in the patch or been in the game since day 1.
Together for Victory does a great job in fleshing out the factions of the Commonwealth and the Allied faction. States like Canada or the British Raj now offer unique playthroughs, and the addition of features like voice acting for certain factions, continuous focuses and a puppet system makes a great game even better.
It would be slightly unfair to say that a lot of these changes feel like a user-made mod, but at a price point as high as this, I can’t in good conscience recommend it as a must-buy for players of the base game.
Having more small nations might seem good, but the reality is many of the nations are completely unplayable, short of some strict gambit or cheap AI tactic. The nations are too small, too irrelevant to matter and, as a result, the entire premise of this DLC is rendered negative. Sadly, Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory falls into the issues seen with other downloadable content from Paradox Interactive.
I’m not convinced that playing a nation like South Africa or Canada will ever be quite as engaging as playing Britain or Germany, at least not when it comes to the war itself. They still have to play catch up, and they’re always going to depend on the superpowers. Together for Victory doesn’t simply buff the Commonwealth nations to make them more viable however – it gives them more options and more nation-defining decisions, especially in regards to creating an alternate history. It’s an entirely different focus, and a welcome one.
Utter, Utter Rubbish. Paradox attempt to sell hopeless dlc which has already been done in the workshop. There is nothing new here. Nothing remotely interesting and nothing worth buying.
Yet they want £10.99 for it.
Paradox can swing.
The limited edition Hoi4 offered the first 2 DLCs for free. Now I know why. This is not a DLC. Its a patch.
Half a year after the initial release they still havent figured out how to fix the broken AI.
SummaryJoin the Dominions as they step up to the challenge of defending the motherland for King and Country in Together for Victory, the first major expansion for Hearts of Iron IV, the critically acclaimed strategy wargame from Paradox Development Studio. This expansion puts the focus on British Commonwealth nations, deepening the experience o...