| Platform: PC |
Publisher: Strategy First/1C/Snowball interactive
Developer: Paradox Entertainment
Did you know that this year will bring you Santa Claus? Most likely, it will be something very nice, white and fluffy. But it may turn out that this will be another masterpiece of Paradox Entertainment, localized alert teams 1C and Snowball interactive - "Europe 2" Europa Universalis II.
If you remember, quite recently counters domestic stores abound in the first part of the game - "Europe 1492-1792: time for change, and this is now ready to enter full-fledged sequel. This situation is explained very simply: in the west of the first part of the game was released with modest plans - to enable the devotees desktop prototype to play in "Europe" on the computer. But, quite unexpectedly for the creators, all self-respecting strategy from the gaming world have rushed to buy up this undoubted masterpiece. At the same time, Snowball has managed to have very high quality localization and, together with 1C, bring huge profits for itself and paradox. Now, however, created for the nine months, "Europe 2" has to swim in the wake of the popularity of older brother, went on sale simultaneously in Russia and for the hill.
Many changes to come on and the game system "of Europe." Following international practice, the sequel has learned to handle a lot more chips and souvenirs. Regardless of what country you prefer to lead to ruin or prosperity, you have to think seriously and to the right if you're with the role of the monarch? It's no joke to monitor a huge number of parameters on which depends the happiness of your population. Significantly increased the amount of historical events and somewhat modified their character. Now, almost always, the game invites you to express your attitude to the different events. For example, if you are presiding over the Grand Duchy of Novgorod, sooner or later encounter with the requirements of merchants to expand their rights. If you support them, then take a step towards free trade and in the future to increase their income, but the stability of the State will suffer dramatically - the aristocracy and the clergy are not easily lend themselves to innovation. If, however, reject the requirements, then avoid it, but will have to strengthen the power center and conservative attitudes to quell further attempts at dissent.In short, as in life, every coin there is two sides and not necessarily one of them promise something good!
In addition to the internal politics of the game no less development and external. However, if the first part of this was the only hobby-horse, the "Europe 2" it takes its place beside the arrangement of their state. Because geographically, Europe expanded, then religion has become much more that has radically changed virtually the entire style of play. Build a large state has become more complicated. Necessary to monitor the level of tolerance for "younger" religions, to send missionaries to reduce the risk of uprisings. There are certain cases when you do have to distinguish insurgent from the territory of the state as a vassal to somehow keep control over them. You also can not conclude dynastic marriages with the states of other religions. Accordingly, the conduct of their voluntary annexation or Vassalization also impossible. Only if you put up these demands as the price for a peace treaty after the long war.
As for the external decoration of the game, despite the inherent game of this genre of graphic simplicity, the user "Europe 2" is friendly to all one hundred percent! When you hover over any index appears more "bubble" tooltip. In the game there is a book of statistics, where all graphics development, numbers, dates and other information. User Guide Snoubol also paid great attention to following in the footsteps of their foreign colleagues. Took into account comments and suggestions made by players after the first game. Current user guide is additional validation of the historical consultant, the addition of describing not only new elements, but those players that have raised questions earlier.