Rulers of Nations

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Rulers of Nations
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Developer(s) Eversim
Platform(s) PC
Release October 1st, 2010
Genre(s) Government simulation game
Real-time strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Rulers of Nations, also known as Geo-Political-Simulator 2, is the second installment of the Geo-Political series. This government simulation game, like its predecessor, puts the player in the role of any nation's head of state. French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian versions of the game will also be released.

Gameplay[edit]

In addition to the features of its predecessor, the graphics had a significant change. Characters are represented in animated 3D as opposed to its predecessor, where characters are only represented by 2D avatars. In contrast to its previous versions, the avatars of selected world leaders are represented by their real counterparts at the time of the game's release.

Caricatures[edit]

Rulers of Nations under default settings includes characters which caricature real life figures at the time of the game's release. However, there is only one standard voice for male and another for female leaders. People caricatured include:

Inaccuracies[edit]

Territorial disputes in Rulers of Nations are merely shown as a cause for poor bilateral relations, while one of the claimant countries having full control of the region. Examples include:

Some cities were also incorrectly positioned such as Cebu City in the Philippines. In the game Cebu City is positioned on Bohol island and not on Cebu island, while Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand is shown in-game as on the South Island as opposed to the North Island in real life. Other inaccuracies are in the portrayal of people in-game, for example, Indians and Pakistanis are shown to be White people. And although the portrayals of several in-game leaders are based on their real life appearances, the in-game Prime Minister of Italy and the in-game Prime Minister of Japan bear little or no resemblance to present or recent leaders of either country, but this could possibly reflect the frequent leadership changes that happen in both countries.

The game features several significant inaccuracies. For example, it could be argued[by whom?] that the United Kingdom's military might is wholly underrepresented in the game as its overseas territories which are of strategic and military advantage such as the Falkland Islands (which contain a RAF and Royal Navy base) and Gibraltar (which contains a Royal Navy and RAF base) are dependencies of the United Kingdom, however the UK has no control over these territories and no military sites are available to the British executive. The British Royal Air Force has no sovereign base areas in Cyprus and the Royal Navy harbor in Bahrain is also absent from the game. Additionally, the Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia appears to be absent from the world map, a territory that houses an RAF base hosting US fighter jets. Most significantly however, the British Army has no presence or military positioning in Germany (British Forces Germany) as it does in reality with excess of 20,000 British troops.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 63/100[3]

The game received mixed reviews, with a 63/100 score on Metacritic, signifying "mixed or average" reviews.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rulers of Nations - Geopolitical Simulator 2 Review". GameWatcher. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rulers of Nations - Geopolitical Simulator 2 Review". AbsoluteGames. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Rulers of Nations: Geopolitical Simulator 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 

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