Having been blown away with the simplistic quality of Hearts of Iron 2, I was looking forward to the third install of the series. Having read the reviews commenting on the extended detail included into the new game I was really excited, this ment that there was more to do in the game instead of waiting around for either units to be built or technology to become avilable.
On getting the game within the first hour I am scratching my head in awe at the scale of changes, this kind of details is exactly what I was looking for, such as districts now cut up into smaller towns, expanded technology such as the detail to weapons and defences for infanty, tanks and even the navy.
However it is here when I started to get a bit worried when events were not popping up such as the Spanish Civil War, only to find that political events are now under politics and do not occur on a historical basis. This caused a few problems at first, and when the war started for real, unlike in HoI2 were there is little choice when it comes to political events, now you can opt out of history and make it up as you go along. For some this can be annoying, but at the end of the day you are in more control of your nation then ever before.
There are bugs in the game and there are somethings I don't like but I am slowly getting used to things. However the game can't be rated past 3 stars because i think that the creaters have made the game a little to complicated and have over-reached reality a bit.
But decent effort all the same.