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Level 7 Human Let's Player
Alignment: Chaotic evil
Location: New Mexico
Posted on September 11, 2012 at 3:41 am

Also, just to derail this a little more then it already is, Paradox Interactive came out with a Japanese style Crusader Kings, titled Sengoku. Not sure if you guys enjoy the more slow paced strategy games, but its worth a check if you like the era.

Level 8 Human Hegemon
Alignment: Lawful good
Location: PA, USA
Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I never picked Sengoku up, I feel like its Crusader Kings watered down. But you're right about the setting, and Paradox normally give games enough flavor with events and such in-game to help immersion and there's almost always great mods our for their titles.

When they announced EU IV I was pretty disappointed. Where's EU Rome II? The first game is getting old now and deserves a sequel - especially now that they have experience with the in-depth character development, plots, factions, ect. But not to worry, Hegemony Rome will fill the void and probably benefit.

Level 7 Human Let's Player
Alignment: Chaotic evil
Location: New Mexico
Posted on September 13, 2012 at 1:09 am

Oh my god you are right, I thought I was one of the few to remember EU Rome. That takes the greatness of EU and Crusader Kings. You are right though, I cant wait for Hegemony Rome, know I will love the game, besides I know more history on it and I think it will be a little funner to watch if people are into it.

Level 7 Human gamer
Alignment: Good
Posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I tried really hard to get into EU:Rome. First the base, then the "Gold" version. I love EU, and own almost all of Paradox's EU-based games. Just couldn't get into it.


On another note, there are a lot of awesome time periods that would lend itself really well to this engine. I think it'd be hard to nail down a popular theme. But i also wouldn't discount an era or theme because someone else has done it. The reason Shogun is so popular is in large part because that era is lots of fun to 'what if'. And there is not only a lot of historical information that's easily accessible about that time period, but it's very recognizable. People know what to expect when you talk about Tokugawa or Oda Nobunaga. No explaination needed.

Or to talk about the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story. Most people familiar with Chinese history knows of Wei, Wu, and Shu, Lei Bei, Cao Cao, the Sun family, etc.

Also, some medieval stuff is interesting, too. Any time during the formation of the HRE is guaranteed to be easy to do and interesting for most people who like historical strategy games. The fall of the Eastern Roman Empire / Rise of the Ottoman Empire might be a good one. It's mostly the same Greek/Persian city-states, just fast-forwarded ~1000-2000 years past Alexander.

Oh, another good one might be the Hautevilles in Sicily / Southern Italy.

Or the "Reconquista" in the Iberian Penninsula.

I can't actually think of a time where there wasn't not just a war, but interesting socio-political things going on. :)

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