Hello! Purchasing the game was smooth sailing. No problems at all. Fast.
Only played for a very short time so far.
I skimmed through the tutorial and started a game as USA. I was disappointed that it seems you can’t create your own country name/flag/etc? Just pick from that list of a few?
The first screen started me as the Republican party and said my opponents were Democrat party. Small thing, but the name of that party should be the ‘Democratic’ party, not the Democrat party.
So I mess around, I implement some policies, I get a surplus, but I couldn’t figure out how to pay some of it on the principal of my national Debt. I sealed the borders and gave more to hospitals, but that plague or whatever you start with seems to be getting worse hehe. I replaced some ministers with Yes-men I could be sure were my creatures. Most groups like me now except the Libs and Environmentalists.
I like the game so far, though some of the ‘Encyclopedia’ entires seem to include a bit too much editorializing IMO.
I played a few more rounds, then got a crash to desktop. On a newish PC with 64 bit vista. Not sure what happened. No worries, need to get to bed anyway!
Just wanted to say I am enjoying the game so far!