If played properly, Empire Totat War can be a lot of fun. The first time I played it as Prussia I made an alliance with Poland and they conquered all the minor German nations. I was only left with a couple of regions in Europe, and a few North American colonies, this was not a fun game. My second play through, I first decided to unite the German regions under Prussia, and that has been a lot of fun throughout the whole playing process. I now have all German regions united under Prussia: I have several huge armies, I have several fleets that contain 1st rate ships, and I still make 12,000 Net income a turn. My first failed play through I would've given the game a 6.5/10, but now I give it a 10/10. It's a fun game if played properly.