Reviews by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf

Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado Collection Icon
Great add on!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Jan 9th 2016

As with all of the Paradox games, the addons are a must to get the most from changes they make to game play. This one is not different. It makes the game fun and changes the gameplay in a way to force your to relook how you've played previously.

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Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords Content Pack Icon
Great add on!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Jan 9th 2016

Great add on! Like the others, all sorts of changes that make the gameplay even more fun.

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Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords Icon
Get it!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Jan 9th 2016

Great add on! Like the others, all sorts of changes that make the gameplay even more fun.

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Crusader Kings II: Way of Life Icon
Great add on!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Jan 9th 2016

Great add on! Like the others, all sorts of changes that make the gameplay even more fun.

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Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne Icon
Great add on! (and needed!)
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Jan 9th 2016

Great add on! Like the others, all sorts of changes that make the gameplay even more fun. This one is definitely needed with the changes it makes.

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Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense Collection Icon
Great Add On!!!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Jan 9th 2016

Great add on! Like the others, all sorts of changes that make the gameplay even more fun. This one is definitely needed with the changes it makes.

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Europa Universalis IV: The Art of War Collection Icon
Great add on!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Jan 9th 2016

Great add on! Like the others, all sorts of changes that make the gameplay even more fun. This one is definitely needed with the changes it makes.

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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Icon
Classic action!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Jan 9th 2016

This is a great game for those who love the Assassin's Creed line of games. My son is obsessed with this series and this Mac version was a great way for him to play off of the console.

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Tropico 5 Icon
Still a classic ...
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

I've played Tropico since the early days. This version is a great expansion upon the original theme and a fun game to play. Although I've played more in depth games, Tropico is in the middle between something simplistic and something overly complex. I like the balance and the challenges it poses. I've even gotten my 11-year-old into it ... and he is a great now an expert ruler of a Banana Republic!

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Civil War: 1864 Icon
Great, but ...
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

As with my reviews of other games of this series, this is a great game but I would like to see more depth. I rated it 4-starts without hesitation for what it is. I just found myself wanting more!

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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Civilization and Scenario Pack - Polynesia Icon
Another great addition!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

Every time that a new civ is added to the pantheon of other civs, it can't help but add more challenge and flovor to the game. This addition is no different. New civ; new warriors; new challenges. It is well worth adding it to your Civ V gameplay.

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Civil War: 1862 Icon
Fun game, but more would be nice
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

The Civil War series of games is fun to play and can be challenging but there is much to be said for more realistic and in-depth combat. I found the game fun to play and a throwback to the early strategy games I love(d). That's why it gets 4-stars. On the other hand, I would like to see more in the types of units and the types of weaponry. The Civil War was nothing if not complex and I would like to see the game be more reflective of that.

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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Civilization and Scenario Pack - Korea Icon
Nice edition! Love the added Civ
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

The addition of the capabilities of the Korean civ makes this a great addition. The Turtleship alone adds a great flair to this pack.

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March of the Eagles Icon
Complex and challenging (but not too much)
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

As with other Paradox games, I'm enjoying the complexity and the challenges. It reminds me of a Napoleonic version of "Hearts of Iron II" with the obvious reduction in unit types and other challenges of 20th Century warfare. That said, it still has a great chopice for units and requires a level of skill to win!

Be warned, this game is not for someone who wants a casual game. It is complex and requires much attention to detail. Neglect your supply train and you won't be successful, for example.

At the same time, the game is not so complex as to make it impossible for a more casual gamer to enjoy. Just be ready for the challenges that come forth from the beginning until the end!

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Victory At Sea Icon
Fun ... but getting handed down
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

I've kept this game at 4-stars becasue it is fun to play. I still recommend it but will be handing it down to my middle school son.

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Civil War: 1863 Icon
Enjoyable, fun ... but looking for more
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

As with my reviews of other games of this series, this is a fun game that I wholeheartedly give four stars. As a lover of strategy, operational and tactical games, I found the game to lack in areas of depth. As I played, it was a throwback to games I loved to play but I kept finding myself wanting more!

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Battle Fleet 2 Icon
Fun but getting handed down
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

After playing this game foar a little longer I realized that it was not quite as good as I thought it was at first. It is still a great game that is enjoyable to play but I found that some of the gameplay itself was lacking. I like to have more ease of control and the interface lacked that for me. I also like to have more flexibility than the game allowed.

All that said, it is still fun to play and I would still recommend it. I will be handing it down to my middle school son, however.

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Victoria 2: A House Divided Icon
Nice upgrade to a great game
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 3rd 2015

The updating if Vicky 2 is great. Changing (updating) the dynamics of gameplay is critical to being a more accurate and fun game. Thye complexities are not overwhelming but changes make it more intersting to play. Worth getting.

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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Denmark & The Vikings Icon
Great expansion!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 3rd 2015

I like the addition of the Vikings into the game. The more diversity in choices of characters to play the better. This one gives an intersting twist to the base game that makes it even more fun! Worth getting.

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Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness Icon
Great upgrade!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 3rd 2015

This updating if Vicky 2 is fantastic! The evolving dynamics of gameplay makes this a more more accurate and, for me, a more fun game. While the complexities are still not overwhelming, the changes make it more challenging and fun to play. Wwll worth the upgrade!

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