Anyone else planning to pick this up? I think we all know the track record of Paradox release titles (See Hearts of Iron 3), but as I’m having an absolute blast with that title and it’s Semper Fi expansion, I’ve decided to take the plunge on Victoria 2 and be the Qt3 guinea pig!
I think this game’s release will be better than HOI3, but that’s not saying much. I’m still expecting bugs, crashes, and MP desyncs until the second patch or later, but given that they’ve contracted an external QA group and that they’re doing a public MP game on July 28th (for locals), I hope it will be an improvement over previous efforts.
Victoria 2, I think, has the potential to be my favorite Paradox title yet. A lot of the improvements they’ve made in this game seem to have already been incorporated in EU3: Heir to the Throne (specific war goals, Spheres of Influence, etc) where they were used to good effect. I’m interested to see how they do with a new game designed from the ground up with those features in mind.
Here’s a rather interesting AAR from a first-time player learning the ropes as France.
So, anyone else interested in this?