February 9, 2013
MAPS: The Game Trailer – It’s Actually Europa Universalis IV
Most people don’t get super excited when they see a map. Even if that map has stirring music behind it and some intense panning action. Well my friends, those people clearly have never played a Europa Universalis game! Not only should those maps inspire both passionate pride and furious fervor, but they should bring to mind triumphs, close victories, narrow defeats, and utter devastation! What hundreds of words on dozens of lines of ink could tell a simple comparison between two pictures of lines drawn across continents can convey. The story of territory trading and exemplary expansion can all be read completely wordless by a simple map. The glory or humility of anyone is laid bare for all to see when borders are drawn in clear contrasting lines. Maps should stir deep within you feelings of utmost zeal, and God help the souls of the men and women who can look at a map and scoff. God help them all.