This game comes out this week, is there any excitement for it here on the Waypoint forums?
I’ve been watching a lot of preview videos leading up to launch and am excited to dig into it. It’ll be nice to get into a Paradox game from the beginning and not have to worry about a million DLCs (only other Paradox game I’ve been able to do that for is Stellaris).
A lot of the mechanics seem pretty cool. I like that they’ve somewhat brought in the character system from CK2, as I think it’ll make for a lot of interesting role play and things to deal with like secession crises and the potential for generals to rebel.
I also really like this time period because the focus isn’t exclusively on Rome, as all of Alexander’s successor empires are in play as well as other powers like Carthage. I can’t really decide who I want to play as first.
I’ve been watching Arumba’s current playthrough where he goes through the mechanics in order to have an idea of how to play before the came comes out:
As well as enjoying different playthroughs like those of Alex the Rambler:
And the dev clashes being put out by Paradox themselves, where devs play the game against each other: