Does Victoria 3 deserve the unhealthy Steam scores? – with Maurice and Steinwallen

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It's enough to make the royal eye twitch: Is Victoria 3 really a disappointment?

That’s the place the royal eye can begin to twitch: Is Victoria 3 actually a disappointment?

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Victoria 3 has solely 66 p.c constructive Steam critiques once we document this podcast. That’s not a whole catastrophe, however it’s a good way from the 82 factors we gave the Paradox technique game within the Pointmmo assessment.

Where the complaints about Victoria 3 come from and the way good the game actually is is mentioned by Micha within the Pointmmo podcast with Maurice and Steinwallen.

The two have fairly completely different views: While Steinwallen on Youtube and Twitch has additionally performed different Paradox heavyweights like Europa Universalis 4, our in-house Twitch Prince Maurice solely dipped into the Paradox providing in any respect with Crusader Kings 3.

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And Victoria 3 is a really completely different game from Crusader Kings 3, that a lot is definite. While the medieval simulator at all times spits out new, whimsical tales with its characters and occasions, Victoria 3 depends lots on dry numbers, values and tables.

But not solely that: Above all, Victoria 3 impresses with subtle interactions between politics and economics. We have by no means skilled the upheavals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in such element in any technique game. I say: in no different game in any respect.

At the identical time, the mechanics nonetheless grate in lots of locations. If we have been evil – and we simply at the moment are – we’d say: Whenever we flip the magnifying glass on Victoria 3, we uncover one thing that does not match collectively correctly or continues to be lacking.

This begins with the oblique army system – on which Micha and Steinwallen disagree, by the way in which – and continues with completely different financial methods that do not play in another way in any respect.

So what makes us begin a brand new game in Victoria 3 over and over – with Texas, with Japan, with Mecklenburg? And what does Paradox must work on now to maneuver this game ahead basically?

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