Victoria II: before there was Abba…

Title Victoria II: before there was Abba...
Author Tom Chick
Posted in Game diaries
When April 24, 2013

Your overall progress in Victoria II is mostly your prestige. In 1839, as Sweden, I get a nice little prestige bump because of that chick up there..

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I picked up Victoria II last week. I have no idea what is going on most of the time, but there is something quite satisfying about ending slavery and instituing a slightly less non-democratic voting system in Brazil. Crushing the reactionary revolts that keep flaring up as a result of my highway towards a liberal utopia is just icing on the cake.

Oh, and attempting to go back to Simcity's total lack of any interesting or relevant choices after having played Victoria did not go well.

I wonder if there's a 5% prestige bonus at work somewhere that's making it 2.1 prestige vs. 2.0.

Most likely. One of the first techs in the Culture tree gives a 5% bonus, I believe.

Maria Callas...overrated? Outrageous! How can you live with yourself, ruining her Metacritic score like that?!!

So "whinge" is a word. How 'bout that?