If you are the average real time strategy gamer or you are into first person shooters, Patrician III can be daunting. The learning curve is fairly high. Let's face it, any game that comes with an 80 plus page manual has a fairly steep learning curve. If you have never tried it and some of this sounds intriguing, or if you are a fan of other empire building games like the Civilization series or possibly the Sim City series, you are probably going to find this game very well to your liking. Patrician III has a reward with it that keeps on giving if you're willing to stick with it and learn the basic concepts. If any of this scares you off, you may be better suited to some other games of less depth and that are less challenging by nature. It's all what you have time for and what appeals to you. For those who give Patrician III the adequate time, your rewards will be great.