Europa Universalis IV’s latest enlargement has 90% detrimental opinions on Steam


Europa Universalis IV‘s newest enlargement, Leviathan, provides new methods to counterpoint your historic empire. Sadly it appears a slew of bugs has led to it changing into the worst rated recreation on Steam with 90% detrimental opinions.

Paradox have already launched a hotfix that addresses plenty of points, however not practically all. There is a drawback megathread on the EU4 discussion board and a comparable put up on Reddit cataloguing the problems, together with bugs, stability issues and lacking content material.

Leviathan is the primary EU4 DLC produced by new studio Paradox Tinto, led by authentic EUIV designer Johan Andersson. In a since deleted put up (accessible on the Internet Archive) on the sport’s discussion board, Andersson wrote that that they had “recognized and corrected some points in our manufacturing course of primarily based on learnings from this launch and are taking concrete motion – each to repair the present points and to make sure future releases meet the standard you count on.”

In a put up on the identical discussion board, Paradox neighborhood supervisor BjornB expressed comparable sentiments. “We clearly made a grave miscalculation of the state of the model we determined to launch and we’re actually sorry about that. However as I additionally mentioned earlier: at this level no phrases alone, we or I say can sort things. I can nonetheless promise you that we’re working as exhausting as we are able to to get patches out, and we have taken an excellent exhausting have a look at how this could possibly be allowed to occur.”

This is not the primary time Paradox DLC has been launched to heavy criticism from its neighborhood. The earlier DLC, Emperor, was buggy albeit much less so and at present has combined opinions on Steam. Dharma, the DLC earlier than that, has largely detrimental opinions. Jail Architect’s DLC has been equally criticised for being buggy and imbalanced.

Final yr, we spoke to a number of present and former Paradox QA workers who alleged being underpaid and poorly handled.

“On the subject of when individuals discuss bugs and stuff in video games, you at all times hear ‘QA do not do their job, blah, blah, blah.’ However what they do not know is that there is a lot extra stuff occurring behind the scenes at these video games firms that they do not know about,” one individual advised us. “You do not know something about what it is like beneath the floor, as a result of plenty of firms are so good at presenting this facade.”

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