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...
Summary: For [...], this is one helluva game. I do need to add a disclaimer, though -- this game is not for everyone. If you enjoy turn-based strategy, trading, tycoon-type, historical games, this one is probably gonna be pretty fun for you. It isn't actually a turn-based game, but I play it like one to micromanage everything, from upgrading ports, timing my departures and arrivals, etc.
Summary: This is a addictive and fun game for people who like history and don't mind figuring out a few things along the way. The battles have a lot of detail and are entertaining. The games takes a little bit of thinking about the 1600's and how they were trading at the time. The game is not always completely intuitive and I had to do play with it to figure-out how some things worked. But if you don't mind a little trial and error as you play, you will enjoy the game.
Summary: the title says it all. I played this game with my friend and loved it. i play it on windows vista (without the patch) and it takes about 3 sec. to load at ports. A little more diversity in the replay would be nice but all in all this is a good game. P.S. Pirates bay, the add on where you get to play as a pirate, is fun but very hard.
Summary: This is a well conceived and well developed game that is a challenge and great fun to play. I had no problems loading the game or playing it on my Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop running Vista. The annoying port loading times that people comment about can be eliminated by switching from 3D mode to 2D mode with no loss in play value.
Summary: This game is great, but as the title suggest, you spend about 1/3 of the time you are playing the game loading either the ports, battles, or the RTS game play (however, they came up with a patch for this so be sure and fix it). I think this game was done very well, and except for a few minor bugs that they are working out of the system, this is one of the best modern games. I must disagree with the other reviewers on this game; this game DOES have replay ability.