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1602 A.D. (Windows)

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Written by  :  Jaelee (2)
Written on  :  Apr 08, 2007
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Summary

A great game to start with for managing trade.

The Good

I loved the way it walked you through the training. It gave you a real feeling for the game so when you started playing on your own you knew what you were doing. You feel as though you are living in the year 1602 in a way. You feel like without your decisions that the city or cities you have started will fail. It is a constant battle to keep everything balanced as far as the goods produced, what you import, what you export, and the number of people you support.

You have to watch every minute so that you don't end up with more people than you can keep happy. But by the same token you have to watch and make sure you don't have too many jobs and not enough people.

The Bad

I felt the graphics were a little rough. But then at the time the game was written that was the way most graphic were.

The Bottom Line

A good way to start playing simulation games. It take you through step by step so once you start playing you know what you're doing. This game keeps your mind thinking all the time even when you don't get into battles.