Paradox Interactive games

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  1. aronnax

    aronnax Let your spirit be free

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    I don't think it's my location at all. Don't you think that in Movies and TV, Japan and feudal Japan to boot, gets represented too much? I know it's very subtle but ninjas, bushido and katanas seem a lot more prevalent than Mid-autumn Festival, Rajas or Gurkhas.
     
  2. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Yeah, but India is underrepresented because it's freaking India. Even Indian historians don't give a rat's ass about Indian history.
     
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  4. aronnax

    aronnax Let your spirit be free

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    Well that's a damn shame. India's got a lot of unnoticed crazy.
    An India-based Total War/Paradox Interactive game would be a great way to get people interested in the period/land.
     
  5. Hitti-Litti

    Hitti-Litti Deity

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    Unfortunately the game industry doesn't work that way. Excitement around theme X comes first, games come after that. The Great Northern War would make an excellent strategy game, but because it's not Napoleon or Hitler or Tokugawa or even Julius Caesar, people aren't interested.
     
  6. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    The Great Northern War? I've never heard of that one before.
     
  7. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    I'd love to see a Winter War game (Finland vs USSR). EDIT: It would be an FPS though.
     
  8. west india man

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    X-Post.

    I'm personally interested in playing a game focusing on the Great Northern War.

    Arakhor, it was a massive war between Sweden and Russia in the early 18th Century which heavily increased Russian power in the Baltics.
     
  9. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    Wars seem to have 40 different names depending on which country you're from. Like "The French Indian War" aka "The Seven Years War" aka "The War of Conquest".
     
  10. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    The French Indian War was kind of a sub-war of the Seven Years War but yeah wars do have a lot of names. Always interesting. I love how wars get names in EUIII even though the game sometimes makes odd choices (I've seen it say the result is status quo even though I took a few regions away from Castille).
     
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    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    I agree, it's a really simple addition to the game, yet it's like one of my favorite things about it. Just looking at the list of wars going on around the world is kind of interesting.
     
  12. Hitti-Litti

    Hitti-Litti Deity

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    Actually it was more like Sweden vs everyone, as they had to fight against Denmark-Norway, Russia, Poland and Saxony.
     
  13. west india man

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    The Russians also had to fight Poland-Lithuania and the Ottomans.

    AFAIK, most of the fighting was between Sweden and Russia.
     
  14. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Northern_War

    Poland changed sides, twice. I've always found it odd how often and somewhat common it was for people to change sides in wars (more so longer ones which are usually a series of wars closely related to each other).
     
  15. Racsoviale

    Racsoviale Smoke me a kipper!

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    This one ofcoarse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Northern_Biker_War

    Just imagine we are all huge, sweaty conan-people fighting it out between ourselves with battle-axes to control the local drug market:D
     
  16. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Just played the demo for Sengoku and I like the game, however I think it could use a few updates. A better message system would be nice (more like other pdox games), and some larger buttons (at a 16x10 res some of them are kind of small, especially when you have to right click on a portrait of a character and then select diplomacy...). Hopefully they will add mroe content to the game and I'll probably pick it up next year. The graphics are really nice though, I like the 3d terrain and the map and menus, etc. It also runs really well even at max speed. However, max speed is a little TOO FAST! And the speed before it is slightly too slow.
     
  17. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    So you would recommend purchasing it?
     
  18. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    I recommend playing the demo, which is only 250 MBs. besides a few issues, I can't help but wonder if I'm just spoiled by EUIII having 4 expansions and multiple years since release to expand the game.
     
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    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    actually the game isn't all too straining on you pc memory. It doesn't even need 1GB to run.
     

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