Paradox are an awfully busy studio these days, I don’t know how head honcho, Fredrik Wester keeps everyone going! They’ve recently released a new expansion for Crusader Kings II, are working on an expansion for Europa Universalis IV and are busy working on updating Hearts of Iron IV. Busy bees indeed!
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! …
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.
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. …
Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout December 2013. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms including Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Still catching up with this months games? November’s release schedule can be found here.
Battlefield 4: China Rising
PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XO
In the China Rising expansion pack, the all-out war of Battlefield 4 is expanded with four massive maps, using all-new vehicles and high-tech military equipment. Ten new assignments and a new game mode, Air Superiority, are also available.
Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse
Paris in the spring. Shots ring out from a gallery… A robbery – a murder – and the beginning of another epic, original Broken Sword adventure. An adventure that will hurl intrepid lawyer George Stobbart and sassy journalist Nico Collard onto the trail of a murderous conspiracy forged in the cauldron of war-torn Europe. A conspiracy whose roots lie in mysteries older than the written word. Armed only with logic, integrity and a wry sense of humour – can George and Nico outwit evil forces both ancient and modern and save mankind from disaster? From a Curse forged by the Devil himself?
3D Sonic the Hedgehog
3D Altered Beast
Bravely Default (First Impressions)
Gran Turismo 6
Gran Turismo 6 will introduce new locations where the drama will continue to unfold: the Goodwood Hillclimb course, a very exclusive track that only a few selected guests had experienced until now, is recreated for the first time in a video game; the Silverstone Circuit, the holy ground of the GT Academy that nurtured gamers into professional racing drivers; and the legendary Brands Hatch of UK fame, for a total of 7 new tracks included at launch. No matter if you’re driving alone or if you are challenging rivals, GT6 will set the stage for your new drama.
Wii U, 3DS
Zumba Fitness World Party
Unity of Command: Black Turn
Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise is the first expansion for the critically praised empire building game Europa Universalis IV, focusing on exploration of the new world and the Native American nations. The expansion allows you to send your ships off to the west and discover a new world, unlike any you’ve seen before – for the first time in a Paradox Development Studio game, you are given the option to discover a completely randomized American continent.
Angry Birds Go
Android, iOS, PC
Wii Fit U
Dementium II HD
I never thought I would find myself yearning to play more Europa Universalis but when I realise that I haven’t played it for a few weeks I find myself itching to get back to it. An Editor’s note here: this Verdict has been waiting to be published since before the Eurogamer Expo, trade shows are time-sinks just as much as Europa is. …
I’ve been getting ever further involved in Europa Universalis IV over recent weeks thanks to some fantastic multiplayer matches with friend of The Reticule, Craig Lager. This really is a brilliantly deep game, and one that I am determined to deliver a Verdict on soon. For now though, I will have to play some more as Paradox Interactive have just released a hefty patch for this most grand of grand strategy games. …
After the special edition of Our Week in Games last week we are back to our normal service with tales of conquest, rebellions and more. Gamescom has come and gone in the meantime with a PS4 release date and news that if you pre-order the Xbone you will get FIFA for free. What else has caught your eye? …