The newest game in the Hearts of Iron series is certainly not for everyone. It has a few incredibly major problems, such as the aforementioned lag and the speed issues, as well as the overall lack of dynamism to liven up the gameplay experience and some minor issues with data accessibility (finding figues necessary for the running of your empire, we mean). However, those that can overlook these issues will find a gameplay experience that improved on its predecessor in every possible way. New mechanics for the functioning of several gameplay systems and a much improved interface elevate Hearts of Iron 3 way past its roots and into a game that is actually accessible to a larger audience. This is easily the definitive game in the series, and given Paradox's penchant for supporting titles long after release, it will no doubt only get better with time.