I may change my opinion if I ever play it again and discover more, but I found this game very lacking.
I got it because I was interested in the exotic trade gameplay, but the gameplay is essentially this: on a map each town shows an icon of the product it is lacking. You then buy that product somewhere else and send your ship to sell it in that town. There is a little bit more to it, as you can buy buildings in towns and at some point there are enemy ships to worry about and such, but in a nutshell this is it.
I thought the trade aspect would be much deeper than that. Despite all the changing numbers and stats in various menu's, this seems like a shallow game to me.
An important aspect is the graphics. The game looked good in screenshots and I could really use a mini-vacation. Although it does at first look appealing, you qickly realise that all the cities and islands look the-bloody-same!
I don't get it....maybe someone can explain it to me what I missed, but I do not get it, and so I kind of lost interest very quickly.