Reviews by sgiffin

Hearts of Iron IV: La Résistance
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Love it

I don't know why, but I find myself really invested in the intel aspects of the game.

by sgiffin, Canada - Oct 28th 2021
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Stellaris: Utopia
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Good, but generic

The megastructures are a nice addition, but they aren't the massively epic things I was hoping for.

by sgiffin, Canada - Oct 27th 2021
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Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
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Nothing special

Not as good as I was hoping for, but adds some more depth I guess.

by sgiffin, Canada - Oct 27th 2021
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Europa Universalis IV: Songs of War Music Pack
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Okay

They add some variety to the songs, but is nothing amazing.

by sgiffin, Canada - Oct 27th 2021
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Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
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Adds some variety

Adds some variety in play style. Even longer games.

by sgiffin, Canada - Oct 24th 2021
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Crusader Kings II: African Unit Pack
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Hard to notice

Unless I'm specifically looking for these units I don't really notice them.

by sgiffin, Canada - Oct 24th 2021
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Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
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Must have expansion

One of the most useful expansions imo. A lot of the features probably should have been included in the base game though.

by sgiffin, Canada - Apr 24th 2017
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Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man Collection
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CK2/Vic2 meet EU4

Having consorts and ruler personalities starts to make this feel a little like Crusader Kings.

I'd prefer if the great powers could be a little more dynamic. Instead of a hard-coded 8, a variable number would be more realistic imo. Alternatively, adding in secondary powers like Vic2 had would have added some more depth.

by sgiffin, Canada - Apr 24th 2017
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Stellaris
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Not bad

It lacks the depth of other paradox games and feels more like a 4X game than grand strategy. However, it's still developing so that will likely improve.

by sgiffin, Canada - Apr 24th 2017
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Europa Universalis IV: Catholic League Unit Pack
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Adds some flavor

Adds a bit of flavor if you play in Europe a lot. Not a lot, but the price is good.

by sgiffin, Canada - Apr 24th 2017
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Europa Universalis IV: Conquest Collection
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Great game!

Very addicting with lots of replay value.

Getting all the DLC can be a tad expensive, so best to wait till it's on sale.

by sgiffin, Canada - Apr 24th 2017
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Stellaris: Plantoids Species Pack
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Adds a little flavor, but could be cheaper

Only worth it on sale imo. More of a niche item.

by sgiffin, Canada - Apr 24th 2017
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Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
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Improves the trade game

Adds more depth to the trade aspects of the game.

The only issue with the canal projects is that by the time you can afford them the game is almost over. Not sure why there's no achievements for them.

by sgiffin, Canada - Apr 24th 2017
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Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado Collection
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More than just South America improvements

The treaty mechanics really improve the colonization game. It cuts down on the bordergore of colonies and gives incentive to make colonies in a region to get the treaty.

The exploration missions really cut down on micromanaging your exploration. No more "oops, my explorer died of attrition at sea cause I was too busy running a war".

by sgiffin, Canada - Apr 24th 2017
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