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Patrician IV

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Overall 7
7.0

Patrician IV

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: As of means of conquest by trade, Patrician IV is a good solid example that will offer merchant gamers something to chew on. If however you like a bit more turbulence as you lift yourself up and forge a seafaring empire then you’ll likely find yourself distracted as it can get boring once you realise your convoy captains practically run everything for you, and coin is in abundance.
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Overall 5
4.8

Patrician IV Review

PCGamer Online
22 January 2011
  • Conclusion: More yawn than yarr, sadly. The figures may add up, but there’s still a lot missing from this unexciting experience.
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Patrician IV

The Armchair Empire
5 January 2011
  • Conclusion: that players can look at, and all of them feel strangely cramped, even when you're in the midst of a naval duel with pirates on the high seas. The level of detail on buildings in towns and ships out on the water is very nicely done. Meanwhile, the special effects such as water movement, cannon fire, and flying debris are cleanly executed, but only the water effects are likely to really stick in the player's mind.
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Overall 8
8.3

PC Review - 'Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade'

WorthPlaying
18 November 2010
  • Summary: In Patrician IV, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Age, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire.
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Patrician IV Review

GameSpot
6 October 2010
  • Excerpt: In the Middle Ages, the worldly merchants of the Hanseatic League rejected both the drudgery of serfdom and the solitude of the cloister, instead embracing an enterprising life of supplying foreigners with cheap mead, dominating city politics, and, on occasion, hunting pirates. Somewhat independent from their nominal lords, the cities of the League and their merchants enriched themselves by ferrying cargo across the frigid waters of northern Europe.
  • Pros: Cool political intrigue, Mayoral privileges deepen gameplay, It's satisfying to get filthy rich off trade
  • Cons: Excessive grinding, Lackluster sea battles, Cruel, jealous lieges pillage your peaceful farms
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Overall 8
7.5

Cash Rules Everything Around Me

Game Debate
1 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Before I go any further I think it bears mentioning - this isn't really a game for me. Or you, for that matter. Or just about anybody else, except for people with an interest in the Middle-Ages seaborne empire of Northern Europe known as the Hanseatic League. Anybody? No? You know, I'm pretty certain that any gamer who has heard of the Hanseatic League more than likely knows it from a previous version of the Patrician games.
  • Pros: Strangely compelling, Unique setting, Well balanced
  • Cons: Somewhat straighforward, No real conflict, Weak combat subgame
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Patrician IV

Hooked Gamers
1 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Patrician IV does a lot of things right, but ultimately it is the same game as its predecessor. The changes are a bit too subtle to speak of a real sequel. It is obvious that the developers were struggling with the transition to 3D. Something more akin to Anno 1404 or even the older Anno 1701 would have greatly increased the game’s appeal. If you are a ‘gameplay over graphics’ kind of guy, like I am, the graphics won’t disturb you too much though.
  • Pros: Same unique trading experience as previous titles in the series, vastly improved interface.
  • Cons: The graphics are a dudd.
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Overall 8
8.0

Patrician IV Review

1UP
28 September 2010
  • Summary: A welcome sequel to a major series in a minor genre.
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Overall 7
7.0

Patrician IV

Auracore MediaWorks
28 September 2010
  • Summary: Take to the seas, fight pirates, fight the interface, and make a fortune.
  • Pros: Multiple ways to gain to power; good economic gameplay; tutorial does a fairly good job.
  • Cons: Interface issues; ship combat is mundane; no real challenge from competitors.
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PC Preview - 'Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade'

WorthPlaying
13 August 2010
  • Summary: In Patrician IV, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Age, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire.
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