Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hearts of Iron 4 is Awesome

How many ways can you do a WW2 game?  It's also a question I asked myself when Civilization 6 was announced.  It turns out, they can just keep making it better,  Hearts of Iron is the best iteration of the game yet.  Some of the things I like about it:

  • Production feels right.  I create Air Wings, then say how big I want them.  factories get to work.  I create a division, orders are made, factories get to work.  It's fun for me, at least.
  • Details.  Wars feel a lot more detailed, or at least the information is more readily available.
  • Battleplans are fun to make.  
I started out as Italy, as I always do.  They start at war and they are in the middle of the action.  They are also not too big, and not too small.  Starting as the USA is rough.  After Ethiopia was won, I invaded Yemen.  Then I took on Yugoslavia... which caused France to go to war with me.  Luckily Germany was an Ally.  So that's the war right know.  The UK has not gotten involved.  There was a huge air battle over Italy, but I won thanks to my emphasis on air superiority.  

I want to play right now, grrr.

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