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.
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.
Summary: Not the best game in the world, but not the worst. It is a decent trading game. Although its treatment of trade, intercompany politics, and sailing is rather simple. Entertaining but not for to long. Wait untill it is a bargin bin game to buy if you feel so inclined.
Summary: The graphics are excellent but the game mechanics are frustrating. Entering a port takes far too long, it should be immediate. Resolving a battle is also very slow and has to be done as allowing the computer to do it gives bizarre results. Patrician 111 is far superior in the above regards.