Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Conquest of Paradise

One game I have been playing lately is Europa Universalis 4.  Most of my time has been spent playing as Venice, but the lure of exploration has been nagging at me.  My go to country for that is usually Portugal.  I've been thinking of starting up a game as them, but an announcement has made me hold off.

Paradox announced the first expansion for EU4:  Conquest of Paradise.  It focuses mostly on the Americas, with one big new feature.  In the expansion,  you can actually have a randomized Americas.  This is a first for any Paradox game, they have always used a static map.

So you will truly be able to explore the New World if you so choose.  It'll be interesting to see how the Native American factions/AI adjust to this randomized setting.  In addition to the map, those Native American factions will see new options and more depth.

I'm pretty excited about the expansion, enough so that I may hold off on my exploration plans until it arrives.  December 11th is the due date, which will be here before we know it.  There is plenty to do between now and then, like X Rebirth and the XBox One.