Just got done defending the good old US of A on Extreame difficulty within 46 days and with fewer than 20.6 million casualties with an open government and got a score of 5,407,819. It was actually pretty easy: I distributed masks left and right with the occasional info campaign (which is effectively "Masks and calmness for everyone!"), the media was nice to me thanks to government type (closed government panic control is nasty hard), then I distributed the cure to infected states once it was available and finally closed my borders completely (to prevent foreign disease spreading (which Extreme Policies doesn't prevent)) and isolated the last few infected states when I noticed only a few infected states were left.
I got to say, this is probably my favorite game in the pandemic series. Whereas the other pandemic games are more luck oriented (good luck infecting Greenland AND Madagascar in Pandemic II... :P), this game has real strategy behind it. The only real problem is that the closed government type, while great at forcing the flu not to spread, can often have an impossibly hard time reducing panic (which is virtually always bad, even though it brings in extra tax dollars). Also, closed government having the option to totally control the media would have been nice.
It felt like the government and difficulty effects weren't different. Nonetheless, a great game that took a few hours of my life :)
Very good games. It's very fun to play this games and to decide want we need to do to be able to control the disease.
Finally got my first victory here. Phew. It was extremely hard to contain the diseases, and the dead rate was insanely high, I have not enough population to get vaccinated. Great game.
Wonderful. I always play pandemic and plague inc. where you're the virus. This had a twist which really caught my eye. I expect to see more of this, perhaps in other countries or even the whole world.