Summary: Hmm. I would actually give it 5 stars, except for one fact. You reach a point where you have to board and capture a pirate ship to continue. I have not been able to do it and there is no work around.it's not that easy.
Summary: I bought this game as I love turn based strategy games as well as real time strategy games. I was unimpressed with the game as the controls are clunky and the game seems to consist of nothing more than buying stuff in one city and selling it in another city.
Summary: This game is very under-rated and EXTREMELY addictive. If you're into trading games of this sort. I've owned Patrician since it first came out, Patrician 4 is nice, however, it pales in comparison to this, which plays nearly identical, however, it's just "more", I wished Patrician 4 was like this...
Summary: Rise of Venice is a very standard ship trading simulator, which has copied everything from previous games in the sub-genre. It does this well... I experienced only one bug, though it was a critical bug which ruined my campaign play (there was a mission where the goal spawn never spawned).