Reviews by Tobias K.5

Europa Universalis IV: Emperor
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Back to Europe

EU4s new update is absolutely massive but don't be fooled, a lot of the new features and QoL improvements actually came with the free update. However this DLC adds quite a bit of additional depth to Europe after a long string of DLCs focussing on other regions (excluding the small in scope immersion packs). The new imperial and papal mechanics, the heaps of missions for the entire area are sure to alter any game in Europe. The DLC doesn't have that much content, hardly enough to warant a 20$ price tag (as per usual) and a lot of its content comes in the form of missions. However it does what it promises, it significantly fleshes out Europe.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Jun 18th 2020
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Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn Story Pack
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You get what you see

Overall changes to the game are minimal but you can now play as synthetics. On a discount it's nice to have but not a game-changer in any way.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Jun 7th 2020
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Stellaris: MegaCorp
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Nice to have

Adds some interesting new mechanics to the game but not essential.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Jun 7th 2020
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Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition
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Ups and Downs

The faster pace - compared to other Paradox games - comes at the prize of a somewhat cranky AI and a somewhat Arcade-like gameplay. It's more flashy than similar titles - also it predecessor - but not necesarilly more fleshed out.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Jun 7th 2020
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Assassin's Creed III Season Pass
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Nice Cranky Story, According Powers but Little in the Way of Discovery

This is where Assassin's Creed just decided to go full bonkers into alternative history (which the series is already ofc but not in the same way). Coupled with the fantastic powers it's a refreshing idea but unfortunately it introduces almost no new areas and is very linear which take away one of the key strengths of the original game, exploration and discovery.

It also adds some other minor bonus content which is ok but nothing in particular to write home about.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Jul 10th 2019
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Stellaris: Distant Stars Story Pack
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Not a Gamechanger but Plays to Stellaris Strenghts

This is one of the less noticeable DLCs while playing but with its focus on exploration it plays to one of Stellaris key strengths. It would be easier to recommend if the normal price was $5 though.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Jul 10th 2019
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Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
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Rather Light on Content

So the point of the immersion packs is to bring additional depth to a specific region and somehow I don't think this has ever fully paid off in any of the 3 Immersion Packs.They are all rather light on content and felt rushed (Rule Britania probably did it the best overall but I'm no big fan of the idea). But let me give a short breakdown of what is actually well done here first:

Pros:
- The Missions while questionable DLC content are really well done and actually quite versatile.
- The Unit packs nicely include ships aswell

Cons:
- No new Land units for Portugal, Castile or Aragon though which the DLC kind of focusses on.
- the additional features don't have particularly much utility and arguably don't even have much to do with Iberia.

The ideas may be nice but the excecution is a bit lacking. Couldn't Holy Orders have been more than a button for instance? Or along with Pirate Republics, Naval Barages and Flagships they could have sought to further add a little more depth to naval combat. But this is unfortunately not to be found here. $10 is quite steep for the ammount of content you get here, this is why I got it on a discount.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Apr 11th 2019
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Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
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Quality DLC (bar the 20€ prize tag)

Holy Fury adds a broad slew of interesting and immersive new features to a 6 year old game. It is handily one of the biggest expansions this game has received, From Sainthood to Coronations to Randomized Worlds to Bloodlines to a slew of special crusades (Reconquista, Northern Crusade, Childrens Crusade from what I remember) and pagan reforms to simple quality of life features like swaying or antagonizing other characters, this DLC expands on core features of the game and with great success. None of the expansions are a radical diversion but very much a nice addition that will give you more options in every single of your runs. In my opinion it fleshes the game out where it lacked meat which is excactly what a DLC should. With a 20€ prize tag it's the most expensive DLC yet. Even though I'm a fan I'd still recommend getting a discount.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Apr 9th 2019
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Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
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It's not much but I very much enjoy the features

What can I say? For 10€ there's not much content but I can say that I very much do like the stuff that they did add and at a 50 % discount it's quite alright. Handily among the best DLCs.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Apr 9th 2019
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Europa Universalis IV
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It has it's problems...

... like the DLC policy and some features (like e.g. trade and development) not being as dynamic as I'd sometimes like them to be but it's a great concept well excecuted.

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Apr 9th 2019
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Crusader Kings II: The Reaper's Due
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Adds Mediveal Life (Death) to the Crusades

The concept of this DLC is very simple: More diseases! And in a game about medieval Europe what more could you ask for? I also very much like the features they tied into prosperity (like the potential of adding building slots in a thriving province).

by Tobias K.5, Germany - Apr 9th 2019
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