Introduction:The map is completely interactive, with multiple menus accessible via the top left or bottom right corner of your screen. You can also pause the game while you plot out your moves.
Can't get enough of world domination? Tired of begging people to play Risk or Diplomacy with you, and want a new challenge? Paradox Interactive has recently released a grand-strategy war game entitled March of the Eagles, and it may just be right up your alley.
The game is set during the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s. When you open the game, you'll be launched right into it - they aren't messing around with silly re-enactments or flashy signs here. Once you create a login, you'll be taken to the Main Menu and asked to select if you want to play a Single Player, Multiplayer, or view the Tutorial.
Players can choose to play any country involved, big or small, in an attempt to thwart their adversaries. You will use your resources to build a large army, form alliances or declare war on other countries in order to gain diplomatic power over all the lands.
The goal is to win as one nation and dominate by land and sea. Players who are unfamiliar with games of this nature should go through the Tutorial first before attempting to get into the game, as there will be multiple menu options, map views, and game tactics that you can get completely lost in. As well, the game is time-sensitive, so pausing and timing your moves is key.
The Tutorial will walk you through every aspect of the game, even forcing you to conquer a province before you can complete the Tutorial, so they're sure you've got the base mechanics down pat. Thankfully, though there is a lot of detail to pay attention to even after the Tutorial is complete, every option in-game has a Hints button to help you figure out what it does (in case you forget).
The dominant nations in this game are: Austrian Empire, Great Britain, France, Ottoman Empire, Prussia, Russian Empire, Spain, and Sweden. These are the nations you want to play if you want your specific nation to be declared the dominant power when you win, instead of just playing a country that helps someone else win - as the many smaller nations available in game will not have enough power to do so.
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