Europa Universalis IV: Emperor

Paradox Development Studio, Paradox Interactive

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Europa Universalis IV: Emperor

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Based on 4 critic reviews
Strong Man

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77

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Based on 4 critic reviews
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Available on:PCJun 9, 2020

Developer: Paradox Development Studio

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

Rule a Continent or Rule the World in Europa Universalis IV: Emperor Discover new ways to expand your empire in this expansion to Paradox Development Studio’s flagship game about the early modern era. Europa Universalis IV: Emperor brings new depth and new options to your efforts to dominate the globe in the early modern world. Can you make your reign endure through the centuries? Emperor focuses on improving the game experience for European nations, adding greater depth for the Catholic states and a more energetic and interactive Holy Roman Empire. Revolutions spread like wildfire, demanding action from kingdoms that don’t want to be swept up in the feverish calls for reform. Old mechanics are reinterpreted and new options are available on a freshly redrawn map of the continent. Features of Europa Universalis IV: Emperor include: A POWERFUL POPE Appoint cardinals, publish Papal Bulls and gather tithes. The Vatican and Papal Controller now have new abilities to sway the souls of the Catholic faithful. NEW HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE SYSTEM Deal with major imperial incidents that challenge royal power in pursuit of a centralized monarchy or decentralized confederation. REVOLUTIONS REVAMPED The spirit of Revolution is a contagion that must be either embraced or vigorously opposed. Use the guillotine and revolutionary guard to enforce the new way of thinking. NEW RELIGIOUS MECHANICS The Hussite faith has power in Bohemia, Defenders of the Faith have power based on the size of their religion, the Counter-Reformation offers new choices in dealing with Protestantism. HEGEMONIES If you accomplish great feats, you should expect great rewards. Seize the mantle of honor for accumulating great wealth and armies. AND MORE: Over 20 new unique mission trees for a variety of European nations, provoke rebellions to deal with a problem now, many new events and options.

Europa Universalis IV: Emperor Critic Reviews

Europa Universalis IV: Emperor is a massive expansion that has a number of flaws that can be annoying to experience. Still, it's guaranteed to keep your next playthroughs refreshing thanks to tweaks and overhauls to existing systems, as well as new mechanics for the Holy Roman Empire and Catholics. New mission trees for dozens of nations like Bohemia and Austria will also change how you approach your campaigns.

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Emperor sees a lot of changes, both in the DLC and the free patch that accompanies it, but despite all this, many of my underlying complaints with the game persist seven years on. If you’re a fan of the franchise, this patch is one of the best, but it’s probably only worth buying if you’re a central European player.

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Adding to the mix the Emperor DLC and the extra decisions, missions and incidents it imposes onto Europe, and you’ve got a wholly upgraded experience. The wrestling matches for power and influence become that much more apparent, that much more important and actually – very unlike Europa Universalis IV of the past – much more clear.

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The mechanics are great, Europe has become much more fun to play in. The HRE has become a bigger challenge to manage, and the mission overhauls in the region are a very welcome addition to make the gameplay there more enjoyable. Catholicism reworked has given the religion a much higher rating among its counterparts, and a completely viable option for long term use. The new mercenary system is a great change compared to what the system was before. This is an excellent DLC that was absolutely worth the long wait.

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