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hearts of iron

6 years ago

Feature: Five Plans For a More Peaceful Nazi Germany

Subverting The Nazis: Alternative Hearts Of Iron Playstyles

Hearts of Iron [official site] is the one Paradox grand strategy series that I've been unable to befriend. Partly that's because it's a more guided experience, a game about a specific war rather than a historical sandbox and it's partly because of the micromanagement involved in production and resource chains. Hearts of Iron IV might change that, with its cleverly streamlined factory operations and improved…

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Feature: The best laid plans

Hands On: Hearts Of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron [official site] is my Moby Dick. I've spent an inordinate portion of my adult life playing grand strategy games, particularly those of the Paradox variety. I'm slightly unusual in that Europa Universalis wasn't my gateway game – I entered the fold by means of the first Crusader Kings, which swiftly became one of my favourite games, despite its problems. From there I…

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10 years ago

Hearts Of Iron II: Iron Cross Released

Despite the stat-tacular Hearts of Iron III coming out last year and an expansion for it coming out earlier this year, it seems Paradox are still releasing expansions for Hearts of Iron II. And why not? If I had my way all games would be ever-expanding, like some strange breed of digital fungus, occasionally growing so big that one would completely swallow another.Hearts of Iron…

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12 years ago

Paradox Selling “Insane Amounts” On PC

We know when we're being manipulated. And we're being manipulated by the press release just put out by Paradox. It shows us nothing but this tantalising paraphrase of Hearts of Iron developer, Johan Andersson:"PC sales makes it difficult for us to consider developing console based titles."Ooh, you scamps. It seems Andersson is selling "insane amounts" of his games on PC, and sales are increasing. Which…

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