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: 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.
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.
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.
I cannot believe Paradox put their name to this - very poor
22 March 2011
Summary: This game coud be so much. You want ship combat? This game is perhaps slightly better than ship combat in Empire Total War (which isn't saying a great deal) but the AI is far less intelligent, and it is nothing compared to such wonders as Pirates of the Burning Sea. You want economics?