Summary: Just to begin, I installed this game on a high end PC with Windows Vista and downloaded the patch that many talked about. I never played it without it, so I can't make that comparison. Systematically, my only gripe with the game is the occasional game crash, which happened about once a night.
Summary: There really is a great game buried (or maybe half sunk?) in here somewhere, just takes awhile to find it. Game Camera: (con) You don't have to play the game long before you become "camera aware". Not only does it take you out of the game to some extent, you find yourself having to work around it. They almost got it right; so maybe not a total disaster. The scrolling movement is bound to A,S,D,W keys and you can pan with the mouse, that parts fine.
Summary: An interesting game but easily mastered game. Yes, the graphics are nice, and ship models are very good. The game play is rather easy. But the economics model could be better, harder. The game can be won as early as 1638 if a player knows to go after his enemies quickly. Who needs to be diplomatic; just start attacking everybody when you can with a fleet of four cutters. Each time you attack, capture one ship and use it in one of your trading fleets.
Summary: I have enjoyed this game. I have it installed on a Vista PC, NO problems! The patch handled 90% of my issues with the slow gameplay. So, do install patch. Well worth playing if you the enjoy mix of game play types.
Want to kill some time? This game will give you a couple hours of fun. And that's it.
Lucas Tetrick "Give Peace A Chance", Amazon
2 August 2009
Summary: The first reviewer couldn't get the game to install on his system. Okay, that's fine, but for me, the game installed great and instantly I had my eyes on ruling the East India Trading Company. I'm going to let you read more detailed reviews about the game. I had a couple of hours to kill and this game was fun.