I'm interested in a Napoleonic-era Grand Strategy game, and have been perusing the product descriptions of "Empires in Arms" and "Crown of Glory - Emperors Edition". I've searched for existing discussion threads that compare the two, but what few there are seem to be very old.
I was wondering if anyone on this forum had experience with both games, and would care to compare them. Points of interest for me would be (in no particular order):
1. AI quality
2. User Interface (as long as it's not terrible or poorly planned, that's good enough for me)
4. Game play. (Does one have to use artificial, "gamey" tactics, or does it play more like what happened historically?)
Here's what I've picked up from the forums and reviews (what few there). Please correct me if I have the wrong impression of anything:
- EIA's AI is not that good.
- Both games still have issues. "Crown of Glory" may be patched "sometime this year", but it hasn't been touched since 2009.
- "Crown of Glory" has a steep learning curve.
- EIA documentation expects you to be familiar with the old board game. (which I am not.)