I have to go against the prevailing grain here. Vicky 3 feels like a good game which I can have fun with. Now is it a GREAT game? Definitely not yet. Flawed? Yes. As flawed as Victoria 2 was on launch in vanilla? Well being just as old enough to remember that, I gotta say: "no, actually". That said, it's definitely gonna need some polish and expansion before it truly shines but even before then, I do anticipate plugging quite a bit of hours away at this guy.