Summary: In East India Company players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.
Conclusion: The truth is, EIC really is built for a small market of players. It isn´t going to bring in any action gamers, or even any RTS players, as it is just a little too slow for quick thinking gamers. However, those who enjoy a more sedate pace, with some sound strategic thinking will find a lot to love in East India Company, with plenty of stats and menus to spend time poring over, a sturdy battle system and plenty of tweakable options for your trading routes and cargo.
Excerpt: Hit the high seas! Hit the high seas with a blend of strategy, economics and straight out warfare as the head of a major trading company in the 17th century! East India Company is one of those games that seems to be aimed at a niche market. Forgoing fast paced action, EIC is more of a cross between Civilisation and a business management sim, as you take control of an international trading company and its fleets, buying and selling around the world, and defending yourself...
Pros: Nice blend of strategy and trading, micromanagement is possible, but not essential, combat can be fun for a while, controls are nice and straightforward, with a good menu system
Cons: Graphics veer wildly from great to poor, combat isn’t very involving, very niche title
Summary: Надеюсь, моды и новые патчи (разработчики
непрестанно отлаживают игру и уже
ввели полезные элементы вроде
ускорения времени в сражениях)
сделают из East India Company
приличный, увлекательный проект.
Пока же она пресна, неглубока и
однообразна, если не искать
приключения на свою корму. P.S. Добавка Pirate Bay ,
которая продается в Steam и скорее
всего будет выпущена в России,
позволяет отыграть 20 лет за пиратов.