Reviews and Problems with PORT Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants
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they're not going to like this one
bass player, Amazon
13 January 2015
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.
Summary: A little buggy at times. Nice change from the average genre, bright, big, & fast tittles of today. Financial take over Is a bit tricky to get the hang of (due to lack of clear documentation)... but not difficult to master quickly as you you begin to understand the economic dynamics of the game. Although I think the XBL download is a slightly different (more sand box options) version than the disk, even after installing updates.
PC gameplay doesn't convert to console, much worse
Lassie_D "Lassie_D", Amazon
24 February 2014
Summary: As others have said, this really is just a graphical update to Port Royale 2, but the gameplay is actually greatly hindered by trying to put a PC game on a console, which is a shame, because I think it COULD be really amazing and offer so much more to the gameplay (i.e. first person battles, walking around in towns talking to people, exploring new areas in first person with the ease of console controls, etc).