While Paradox Development Studio has a tendency to make all of its strategy games look like a historical version of Google Maps, there's quite a difference between these titles when you look at how they play. Nowhere is that difference more apparent than in two of its upcoming games: the diplomacy-heavy Europa Universalis IV and the straightforward war game March of the Eagles.
Europa Universalis IV is the latest installment in the "grand strategy" series that Paradox is best known for. These are complicated games that take a lot of time to get into, but the payoff is huge once you finally wrap your head around them. While EUIV is looking to simplify things in terms of a more intuitive user interface, new features like a maritime trade system and an expanded historical timeline ought to add even more depth than there was before. This is one historical strategy game where you can pursue plenty of routes toward worldwide dominance. Check out our latest developer demo:
And then you have March of the Eagles, a game that takes all the diplomacy and trade from EUIV and says, "What do you need any of that for when you have guns?" Yes, March of the Eagles is Paradox's strategy game for those who just want to watch the ground run red with their enemy's blood. Fitting, then, that the box art features none other than historical bully Napoleon Bonaparte. Have a look for yourself: