Summary: Please be very careful !!!! I have no activation code the manual is on the disk but when you read the manual the code box is blank no code to put in. They have my money. I have a disk that i cannot use . Guess who the winner here is.
Summary: What can I say about the Paradox company. I feel completely ripped off. The game came with no manual, information or customer service. I knew when I ordered this game that it required online activation. The game came with no serial/activation number to even start dealing with the game. A web search left me with NOTHING. no recourse, no customer service site no company information, NOTHING! Seems Paradox just wants your money and doesn't want to ever hear from you again.
Summary: My experience with this game was being somewhat positive, until the problems started to show up. To begin with, the tutorials should be more complete, there're many details that aren't mentioned and you have to learn through trial and error. I can live with that, after all, whoever lived in the 80's knows what is to bear the fact that there wasn't such thing besides the manuals.
I would like it....if it were easy to use or worked well
29 December 2012
Summary: I recently received this game as a present and was eager to get into it. After (pretty boring, as game tutorials go) tutorials, I was ready to play, but the interface with the game is very hard to get accustomed to. Or there is some sort of bug which makes only 50% of my right or left clicks actually work. As a result, battle is near impossible. There is a steep learning curve (knowing the difference between a cutter, a sloop, etc.
Summary: First off, let me begin by saying most people who gave this game a bad rating were probably expecting a blood and guts shoot em' up type naval warfare game. Yes, the game does have great naval battles, but there is a lot more substance to the game than just the battles, which is probably why some people didn't like it. There's a lot of economic strategy involved if you want to succeed in the game, which makes sense as the game is about what its title suggests.
Summary: Please, everyone! Play this game! It is really good! I prefer it to every other PC game! Choose your country, build pacts and forge alliances. Break them, fight other nations, start wars. Capture Indian ports and win the game! Buy and sell goods, to be the richest nation on the Whole East Indian Company! PS: Be aware of pirates...they are hard to stop...