I purchased CW2 about three weeks ago and have subsequently logged 130+ hours of playing time without any end in sight. I honestly can't remember the last time I played a game for this many hours over such a short period of time and not felt at least some fatigue or burn out. There has been absolutely no sense with CW2 of "jeez, let's just get this over with already and move on to something else", as I usually feel after logging 100+ hours with a game. In fact, I still feel as if I'm just getting started with this game, which in many ways I am.
That's undoubtedly attributable to the steep learning curve associated with this game. It probably took me about 80+ hours alone just to figure out the supply system and how to organize and reinforce my armies properly
. It's ironic, however, that the game's deep level of complexity and intricacy, the very things that I previously found intimidating about this game and what caused me to drag my heels at purchasing it for as long as I did (It was on my Steam wishlist for more than two years), are precisely what turned out to be the very things that have me so utterly addicted to this game now after so many hours of play. I'm not exaggerating when I say that this has been the most rewarding gaming experience I've had in years.
So, I just wanted to thank AGEod for making this game. I've already purchased Birth of America 2 and definitely intend to buy more of your games (Here or on Steam).