Summary: I purchased this for my girlfriend who thought it was too child-like and flat. If you're getting this for someone 10 years and younger... maybe. But over that, they're not going to like this one.
Summary: I think I am a big kid at heart and when I saw that my sons wanted to order Port Royale I had fancies of a swashbuckling adventure that I could lose myself in as well as my boys. Unfortunately, that is not the case. In fact I took two days to try and help them how to figure out what to do. Trading is key in this game and although I would not say it is a bad game, you have to have a really good understanding of what to do.
Summary: Could be better. And way over priced. There are free apps that are the exact same as this. I thought it was have 3D battle scenes, but it is just basically a board game, a fun one, but it isn't something that should ever be a console game. As an app, or a computer game it is good, as a console game I don't like it. Just seems like a waste for the potential of the consoles.
Summary: A good strategy game with many, many potential hours of enjoyment. Trade routes seemed either a lot of work or a bit of logical guesswork. Just a few clues(nautical term, in origin) that might assist, in that regard: Capitol Cities and one for every point of the map; N,S,E,W(5 total). Find fast ships for these routes, to outrun the pirates. Speed is indicated in knots, depicted by a picture of an actual knot of rope pic/icon, while in ship info sub-display. Enjoy.