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For the Glory is, once again, not for everyone. This is strictly for hardcore strategists who would rather micromanage an entire country than a small army.
Gamers comfortable with the original Europa Universalis II and who can install the mods may give it a pass. However, newcomers to the series should enjoy the improved interface and graphics, clever AI and the mods. Gamers who want to see how an older game can be made to sparkle at a reasonable price must see this product as one of the gems among the holiday avalanche.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
For the Glory blaast nieuw leven in een oude klassieker. Een absolute must voor wie Europa Universalis 2 graag speelde.
Despite the supremely disappointing multiplayer experience, For the Glory manages to greatly improve upon Europa Universalis II. The visual improvements, better tooltips, helpful reminder icons, and thousands of new events make For the Glory superior to its venerable ancestor. Needless to say, fans of EUII should pick it up immediately, and Renaissance- and Napoleonic-era aficionados are in for a treat. However, given the availability of Europa Universalis III and its expansions, you may prefer to skip For the Glory in favor of the more stable and aesthetically pleasing experience. If you love the flavor of historical and alt-history events, For the Glory is the Europa Universalis may well be the game for you.
Out Of Eight
I'm always skeptical of re-releases of older games, mainly because they promise to add all sorts of new things but end up just being the equivalent of a “gold” collection. This is not totally the case for For the Glory, however, as the enhancements made from Europa Universalis II are significant for fervent fans of the game. The graphics have gotten some minor changes, from sprites for individual countries to allowing for custom screen resolutions. The user interface has incorporated alerts and the ability to move troops from multiple map modes from EU3, but does not include some key features like my heavily-used outliner and some additional budgetary information; this makes it difficult to play large nations spread across the map and keep track of what exactly is going on. Europa Universalis II has always been more historical than EU3, and For the Glory continues that trend by including the AGCEEP mod and its 10,000 events.
Here’s how it breaks down. If you’re looking for a spectacular European strategy game featuring colonization, buy Empire: Total War. If you’re a stickler for realism and like the sound of a strategy game that won’t let you idly lead Sweden to world domination or scrub Russia from existence, buy Europa Universalis III: Complete Edition. Finally, if you’re very, very patient and prefer to be subject to real world history instead of making it yourself, buy For the Glory.
There is no denying there’s an addictive quality to For The Glory. There is always something to do, whether it’s an era of peace or war, and the ‘hardcore’ RTS experience has never felt so assessible. There’s a niche of players that will put up with For The Glory’s quirks, but that’s its main drag: it’s a game for the fans, not the people.
Gamers Daily News
or the Glory spans from 1419 – 1820 providing us with a historic version of events from almost all of the cultures and dynasties from the time. But in this version things don’t always have to go as they did in history. For The Glory puts history in your hands and lets you mold the world to your shape and change history for the better. Depending on how well you handle the situations put before you. Compared to EUII, which this game feels like an expansion to, the UI has been greatly improved offering useful tool tips and new icons which make things slightly easier.