Verfasst: 16. Dezember 2014
For those of you actually looking for a review.
Another DLC that adds little to no new content, and another depressingly shallow attempt at milking more money from us customers.
To get into the actual features, the store page makes it out to be this exciting competetion as a powerful patrician family. Stealing and climbing to the top, you become Doge. Yeah, okay, sounds great right? The only problem with this is that THERE IS NO COMPETITION. Nothing. The AI will build trade posts and that's about it. The great elections, where you get to vote for the canidate? Hahaha, I wish. There is no elections. You click on a tab and it shows your "respect". The Patrician who has the most respect gets to be the new Doge. Respect is influenced by three things; Age, prestige, and if you increase the "campaign funds" which is just a box with two arrows. The split second the old Doge dies, a new one is elected. Instantly. You don't get a chance to vote, and it is not like feudal elections, oh no, there is nothing. Nothing whatsoever. Old ones dead, new ones in. No events for the election, debates or something like that. No variables like diplomacy or stewardship skill, nothing just the pathetically shallow respect system. The single, and only uncertainty is a 500 margin for the respect value. So, if you have 500 respect more then the next man, you will win. The AI doesn't even fund the campaign! It just sits there, and wins for the sole purpose of being old. That is it. They do not make any sort of effort to do anything except build trade posts.
So to win the game, you make money by building trade posts in nations. Simple as that, build trade posts more money campaign funds win. Then you cover the entire world with your dumb trade posts because there isn't anything else to do.
And feuds with rival patricians? Who are they kidding. If the AI actually did anything other then the occasional plot to steal a trade post then I would love to hear about it.
In total, this DLC is garbage and lacks any and all depth. Keep away from this like the bubonic plauge and continue playing the base game. This is without a doubt the last DLC I will buy.