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Written by  :  Grov (667)
Written on  :  Dec 20, 2001
Rating  :  3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

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Miss "Pirates!"? This one will keep you occupied... for half an hour.

The Good

The idea of this game is not completely new, it was done with "Pirates!" about 100 years ago... But still, it's has some nice new features. Basically you travel around northern Europe with your ships, trading goods, and building trading posts in different cities. This is quite fun, you check around for prices and buy goods as cheap as possible, and see you treasure increase. The prices of the goods change with the different seasons, and Sometimes you ships are attacked by pirates, and you can fight them with your cannons (much like "Pirates!"). The towns are full of people walking around, and if you click them they tell you what they think of you and their town. Just watching them is quite amusing.

The Bad

It gets boring. Even though the game has many features like city managing and keeping a business together, it's to much focus on the trading. You can't buy fish and sell wood for a 100 times without it getting boring. The interface is horrible and really anti-intuitive. The english translation could be better.

To me it feels like this type of game started and ended with "Pirates!".

The Bottom Line

If you like historical games and trading games, and you find this game for $5 or lower, then you might concider it....