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  • Summary: From the convoy attacks in the Battle of the Atlantic to the fierce carrier battles on the Pacific front, the Second World War saw naval innovation in both tactics and technology. The war at sea takes center stage in Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns, a new expansion to Paradox DevelopmentFrom the convoy attacks in the Battle of the Atlantic to the fierce carrier battles on the Pacific front, the Second World War saw naval innovation in both tactics and technology. The war at sea takes center stage in Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns, a new expansion to Paradox Development Studio’s popular strategy wargame.
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  1. Apr 15, 2019
    90
    What it comes down to is that Paradox is just amazing at listening to their community and developing their games long after release. Now that ships are done, I expect that the air force will follow not too far behind.
  2. 70
    Man the Guns is a solid addition to the Hearts of Iron IV DLC line, offering excellent reworks and new components to core aspects.
  3. Mar 14, 2019
    60
    Man the Guns unfortunately brings more confusion to fleet manage than before. On the upside, the great new oil mechanic, the new focus trees and the US Congress mechanisms are mostly welcome additions to Hearts of Iron IV.
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  1. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    One year of development and changing more then 30% of the game. For only 20 euro’s. Free for those who invested more at launch. Yes please.One year of development and changing more then 30% of the game. For only 20 euro’s. Free for those who invested more at launch. Yes please.

    It is still early but i like the changes a lot. The game feels better and more alive since last expansion. The focus trees for the 4 nations are worth it to play through them at least once. Which should be enough for over 80 hours of gameplay. And you could take multiple routes for another go. Say as the netherlands there are at minimum 4 routes. Immense focus tree and historically quite interesting. Coupled with the new sliders which could make the ai more unpredictable. Like you dont know which route germany would take. And perhaps the UK becomes fascist instead of democratic. And you wanted to play as allies. Have to be flexible like neutral netherlands in history of 20th century.
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  2. Feb 28, 2019
    2
    Extra micromanagement and huge mundane complexity for no benefit.

    Navies are now *less* fun to play with than before. Unabalanced new
    Extra micromanagement and huge mundane complexity for no benefit.

    Navies are now *less* fun to play with than before.

    Unabalanced new features and focus trees.

    HOI4 dev team are going full Kaissereich in order to chase DLC dollars. The core WW2 experience and balance has been utterly forgotten.
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  3. Mar 18, 2019
    0
    Man the Guns is not worth it due to the lack of features added. Instead all that Man the Guns does is complicate seasoned players of the game.Man the Guns is not worth it due to the lack of features added. Instead all that Man the Guns does is complicate seasoned players of the game. It has been a year since Paradox has released a patch for HOI4 and this is the content the player base gets. This to me seems quite disrespectful to the community.

    Pros:
    Naval Combat improved
    Focus tree for the Netherlands and Mexico

    Cons:
    More micromanagement that makes the game less fun.
    DLC does not add many features to the game.
    Naval Combat is more boring.
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