The fine folks at Paradox Interactive have been busy, as ever, working on the next expansion for Hearts of Iron IV along with an associated large free update to the base game. Death or Dishonor is being termed a Country Pack, somewhat less than a full expansion like last year’s Together for Victory which massively expanded and overhauled how the Commonwealth nations played. Death or Dishonor is focusing on central Europe, introducing National Focus trees for four nations.
It’s New Year’s Eve, and about time that I finished my series of entries in Our Year in Games. Through the first two parts of my chatter, I covered games from the last couple of years that I had spent quite some time playing this year, while in Part Three I covered three highlights from games released this year. Now, I have three further games released in 2016 that I want to talk about. Hit the break dear reader for musings on Battlefield…
The first expansion for Hearts of Iron IV is coming on the 15th December, and will radically shake up how the major members of the British Commonwealth play. Together for Victory will significantly change the game for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Raj (India) and South Africa with further knock-on effects to how Factions work in the game overall. Hit the jump for more information.
As with other Paradox games the writing and character development in Tyranny is of a very high standard. Rarely does it feel like you’re reading a piece of filler text but instead insightful and interesting dialogue and backstory, and taking part in decisions that literally shape the game and characters you are playing in and talking to.
January 1951, the world is in flames and has been in a state of near constant war and I have dropped more Nuke’s than I would like to admit. I think back to the early months of my adventure with Italy in Hearts of Iron IV, and I can’t help but wonder what might have been if I had made some different choices.
Have you ever had a dream about changing the course of history? Have you ever wondered what might happen if Britain got involved in the Spanish Civil War? What about the United States taking an isolationist policy towards Europe in World War Two? If you have dreams like that, then you are either a historian, or you are waiting for Hearts of Iron IV from Paradox. The good news is that I have the latest trailer to share with you, after the break.
Paradox’s grand strategy game Europa Universalis IV is one of those games which keeps on giving with the new Common Sense expansion coming today along with a massive update to the base game which fundamentally changes how siege warfare works. It looks like a great set of free and paid-for changes. There’s even a video to show off what Paradox have been up to!
When the friendly PR contact for Paradox Interactive got in touch regarding Magicka 2 I jumped at the chance of getting hold of a review code. On the PS4.
After I recently took a look at the Art of War expansion for Europa Universalis IV and revisited Knights of Pen and Paper, I thought about when we last spoke with someone from Paradox. That someone was Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester who we spoke with back in June 2011. I came up with some questions for Fredrik about Paradox, Pillars of Eternity and their work with Sony on Magicka 2. Hit the break to check out the Q&A.
It took me a while to get into Europa Universalis IV when I played it last October, it was only once I turned to online play that things fell into place and I understood what the game was all about. With the Art of War DLC pack, I knew straight away what I wanted to do – dive into the Thirty Years War as one of the German states and cause some chaos.
Why am I writing a Verdict on a game that came out nearly 18 months ago I hear you ask? Well, it is because a fun Halloween themed DLC pack was released a few weeks ago, a piece of DLC which convinced me to go back to the game and give it another try. It was fun last year, and it is still fun now, just with added content…
I’ve dabbled with Hearts of Iron in the past, but in recent years, I’ve leaned ever more closer towards Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV as they tend to offer more room for creating your own in-game stories. What Hearts of Iron offers though, is the chance to shape modern history, a particular interest of mine thanks to studying the modern era extensively during school, college and university. And so, I bring you the latest developer blog from Paradox Interactive for Hearts of Iron IV.
Hard to believe at times that it was back in August that I talked about a host of upcoming Paradox Interactive releases and expansions. It is now November and the latest Europa Universalis IV expansion was released over the Halloween weekend. Find out more on the expansion after the break.
Paradox Interactive have had a busy week of Gamescom announcements and media blasts with a new trailer for Hearts of Iron IV leading the way. They followed that up by announcing Cities: Skylines, an expansive sequel to the Cities in Motion series with first details on expansion to Europa Universalis IV and Crusader Kings II then being revealed. Read on for the roundup.
Paradox have today announced two new titles from their internal development studio. Over in Miami at their Paradox Interactive Convention, the Scandinavian developers announced an eagerly expected fourth-qual, Hearts of Iron IV and an all new RPS called Runemaster. Details are slim right now, but we do have two teaser trailers after the break. They don’t show much off, but they are worth checking out.