I have been waiting to get this for a long time. So when the release day finally came, of course I couldn’t get it due a lack of funds because I’m taking my family on holiday to Greece this year. So I found myself looking around for something to sell. The wife was strongly against selling the kids for some reason?
My mobile phone contract recently ended so I got a new phone contract which came with a new phone leaving me free to sell my old phone. This didn’t take long and a few days later I was pleased to get the game.
It’s great. Other people say they have dumbed it down a bit and to that I say good! Hearts of Iron 3 was a good game and still is but I ended up spending many hours just micro managing my Army’s into the correct structure to get the most powerful figures ready for battle only to get my ass whooped for not having the latest artillery or something. This and other aspects took away the fun of the game for me.
Hearts of Iron 4 in my opinion have made this more user friendly without losing the complexity and reducing all the micro management. I can now think about the bigger picture which is what it’s all about, it’s called a grand strategy game for a reason and Paradox Interactive are to be congratulated for it.
The interface is lovely to look at and the atmosphere of the game is stunning. I am currently playing as Italy and have so far won the war against Ethiopia, declared war on Yugoslavia and mangled to beat them, annexed Albania giving me access to mass my forces on the border with Greece which I will attack as soon as some of my national focuses are aligned.
If you found HOI3 to much but still hanker for this grand strategy World War 2 stuff then I can honestly highly recommend it you will have a blast. That learning curve is still steep but that is the beauty of this title, it’s not a grind it’s a pleasure.