Reviews by Raymond K.1

Hearts of Iron IV: No Step Back
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Buy depends on your playstyle

Like title says, buying depends on if you play a lot of vanilla to use the new Focus trees, most of the rest of the things included are in the base game for free now. Anyway this is a cool update, changes the meta entirely, the new infrastructure options are cool and how can one hate railway guns which are really cool.

by Raymond K.1, Netherlands - Dec 25th 2021
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Europa Universalis IV: Emperor
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Not a must have, but still a nice addition to the game

Honestly the best addition to me is the extra unique nation trees, they really add flavor to the nation you're playing. There are some other niceties if you're playing a European nation like better pope mechanics and revamped HRE system. The new revolution and religious mechanics are okay and the Hegemonies addition is a nice boon. Not terribly needed to enhance your EU4 so buy on sale or when you have some extra cash to burn.

by Raymond K.1, Netherlands - Oct 26th 2021
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Europa Universalis IV: Leviathan
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Still needs more patching

Hopefully the next major DLC patch for EU4 addresses some of the issues. What the DLC adds in theory is a lot of little nice things but in practice really requires more patching by Paradox, my recommendation is to wait for a patch or to wait for a sale when its like 5 dollars or something.

by Raymond K.1, Netherlands - Oct 26th 2021
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Transport Fever 2
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For the public transport fanatics

A really fun game for those wanting to spend hours of time on creating a public transportation system.

by Raymond K.1, Netherlands - Oct 25th 2021
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Imperator: Rome
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Fun game despite its loss of support

As the title says, this game won't be getting any more updates but is still a game I would recommend, plus who knows, maybe increased interest in the game will bring paradox back to make some more updates, DLC and expansions!

by Raymond K.1, Netherlands - Oct 25th 2021
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Hearts of Iron IV: La Résistance
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Brings more complexity to espionage system

This is somewhat of a mixed bag of a DLC, if you're someone who almost exclusively plays without mods then the new focus trees for Free France, Vichy, Portugal, Spain make it worth it for you alone. But if you are someone who enjoys mods you can skip this one without too much issue as there aren't many mods that really do anything with la Resistance and just leave the system as it exists in vanilla.

There are some useful things to the espionage system regardless of vanilla or modded tho, like combat bonuses for a short while to make that push into enemy territory go smoother, or to make the enemy surrender earlier by making collaboration governments.

by Raymond K.1, Netherlands - Oct 25th 2021
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Stellaris: MegaCorp
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Not for everyone, still fun tho

Some nice features in this: megastructures, ecumonopolis, slavery (if you are a free nation you can buy some on a newly colonized planet and instantly have a powerhouse of a planet), caravaneers, civics and of course the music! If you're hesitant then buy it on a sale, or maybe get outside your comfort zone and play a slaving megacorp empire and fully utilize this DLC

by Raymond K.1, Netherlands - Oct 25th 2021
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Stellaris: Federations
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I like everything about this

As the review title says, I like everything about this, the extra federation boons, the galactic community voting on issues (and boons often enough), the origins bit which really adds to replay-ability and adds a bit of uniqueness to every run and the new constructions like Juggernaught, Megashipyard

by Raymond K.1, Netherlands - Oct 25th 2021
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Stellaris: Nemesis
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Become the crisis

Become the crisis! Do I need to say more? Well maybe I suppose, aside from becoming the crisis there are some other cool additions to this, be the counter to the crisis! The galactic custodian. It also adds some neat new ships and a controversial espionage system that some hate and others love. I kinda like it, not knowing if the empires around you are of equal/greater/lesser power adds to the suspense.

by Raymond K.1, Netherlands - Oct 25th 2021
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