Lord of Slower-than-real-time
- Dec 13, 2005
I absolutely agree with this, realistic is not the same as fun. The Campaign for North Africa board game is realistic (the rule book is 3 large volumes and has rules covering extra water for pasta and a single game takes 1,200hours+) but is more of a challenge and something to survive than fun.I am not sure it isn't very good. Just look at the fun I have with my other AARs. Maybe we should say it isn't very realistic. None of Paradox's games are realistic. Germany, in most of my HoI3 games seems to win. And my Crusader Kings 2 game has Aztec in it. And they didn't even exist yet! And as for my Victoria 2 games...they just end up nutty as fruit cakes.
You do need a certain level of something like accuracy to avoid utterly breaking the immersion and Paradox are undoubtedly terrible at research, so you can definitely make games that were just as much fun while also being a bit more realistic, as the HOI3 mod scene proves regularly.
But there are so many problems at Paradox right now (not least the most recent EU4 DLC which I believe had the lowest rating of any item to ever be put on Steam) that they probably have bigger problems to deal with.