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    Old 05-02-2012, 01:38 PM
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    Default Port Royale of East India Company?

    This Port Royale 3 game i'm seeing on steam looks pretty good. i've always enjoyed space sims that have a focus on trading like X3. so i'd prob enjoy something like this.

    But PR3 does have a steep price for me, and i could prob get maybe port royale 2 or east india trading company for less than 10 bucks im sure maybe a lil' more.

    is there any other trading games like this i'm missing? not very familiar with his genre unless its in space?
    or should i just stick with port royale or east india co. and which one do y'all think is better?
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    Old 05-02-2012, 02:30 PM
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    I like trading games. I cut my teeth on Elite, waaaaay back in the day. I loved that game, and it's bug-ridden sequel Frontier.

    Differences: Port Royale includes the ability to build stuff and expand towns etc. East India is limited to the actual trading side of things. Both are good games in their own right, I enjoyed EIC quite a lot for a while. Ultimately, with the absence of town expansion, the hook of the game lets go after a while.

    PR2 however, is a fun game, but it's aged REALLY badly, and is locked in pre-widescreen resolution.

    An alternative to PR2 would be Patrician 4 - Better graphics, similar game. The main difference is that it's set in Europe, but you can build up towns, buy them out even, run huge fleets of ships. It has pirates and random events too, and you can end up owning entire cities and corner trade markets if you play it right.
    The latest version of P4 is also multiplayer co-op, which can be interesting. Me and a mate stuck some hours in the other night, it got a bit frustrating with him constantly buying everything and leaving us penniless, but it was stuff fun nonetheless.

    I'll be getting PR3 though, once it drops a little in price. It promises full multi-player too, which should make things interesting.
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    Old 05-02-2012, 02:36 PM
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    coincidence lol, I was listening to a Three Moves Ahead that discussed East India Company last night

    their verdict: EIC is crippled by mechanics that in no way reflect the reality of the time, not impressed by the game at all


    I think a patrician or anno would suit you better than either an ancient PR or shoddy EIC
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    Old 05-02-2012, 04:06 PM
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    awesome guys. ill look into this Patrician 4 game. im hoping they have a demo for Port Royale 3. i noticed you have bought it on steam dudd. let me know how you like it when you finally get to play will ya?

    and Anno is like Civ 5 right? im not very good at those games to be honest.
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    How is Patrician 3? it's only $5 on steam or is the 4th just much better?
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    Old 05-02-2012, 04:41 PM
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    ANNO IS MORE LIKE SIM CITY OR AGE OF EMPIRES THAN CIV

    oops caps too lazy to retype

    anno is it's own beast

    there's a demo for 2070 or 1404 should be cheap, check it out
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    Partician was cool, but just too....samey with each installment, that it got like Football Manager.
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    Patrician 4 (the latest one) is like Patrician 3 only with a co-op multiplayer mode and slightly improved graphics.
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    Old 05-04-2012, 03:31 AM
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    yea they have some deal for like $7 on steam where you get Patrician 3, Darkstar One and some other game about stealing art or something. i thought of getting that and if i like the 3rd one, maybe get the 4th later if i see it on sale.
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