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The Steam Special Edition contains alternate textures for the Counting House and Cog ship type.

Patrician IV is the sequel to the historical trading simulation and strategy series. You are a merchant in northern Europe in the late Middle Ages when the Hanseatic League was flourishing. Your goal is to rise to the most successful and influential member of the Hanse, ultimately being elected Elderman, leader of the trading league. You start bargaining with common goods, build up your own production and establish a merchant fleet. Later on, you will gain more and more political influence and even found new towns.

However, a Hanse merchant's life can also have its dark sides. On your way to power you have to hold your ground against fierce rivals, whom you have to fight with economic competition, price wars or impure means such as sabotage. Will you even engage in piracy?

Key features:

  • Become a powerful merchant - rise through the ranks using your increasing fame and wealth to shape towns from small villages to glorious capitals under your control
  • A complete strategic simulation - balance competing interests, trade routes, political turmoil, disease, weather, piracy and greedy royalty
  • Build an empire - construct buildings and hire workers, stimulating demand for common and exotic goods
  • Battle on the high seas - protect your ships from pirate raiders in realistic and exciting sea battles
  • Visually stunning - a powerful new graphics engine lets you visit bustling and realistically recreated medieval cities such as London, Novgorod, Cologne and Bergen
  • Friendly Interface and Gameplay - Players will enjoy a brand-new, user friendly interface that makes Patrician IV easy to play but challenging to master

Järjestelmävaatimukset

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
    • Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible PCIe (Geforce 6 Series/Radeon X1000 Series)
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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Neutraali (178 arvostelua)
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Zeki
( 8.4 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 25. huhtikuu.
Why do I have to create an account to PLAY A GAME I ALREADY BOUGHT !!!???? Another stupid Game Publisher that wants more than they deserve!!!
Good game, decent graphics, Ok A.I.
Very merchant / trade focus game, works fine for me BUT WHY OH! WHY KALIPSO !!!!
I WILL NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN YOUR STUPID XXXT FOR PLAY MMMMMYYYYYYY Game!!!!
I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!
I WONT BUY ANYTHING MORE FROM KALIPSO or other publisher (like UBISOFT) that makes me pays them with my private data beyond the price in dollars!!!
Plasterinho
( 3.4 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 5. huhtikuu.
In some games where you play as a ruler of a nation, conquer lands and advance in technology and civilization, one can usually build markets and set trade routes with other cities. It's the same, except that's the whole point of this game. Seriously, you buy things in one city and sell in another. And you grind your way up.
It wouldn't be as bad, if there was a decent tutorial, consistent user interface, meaningful missions or just a bit of sense of humor. Right now is as exciting as doing taxes.
Kommando
( 0.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 1. huhtikuu.
Unable to play because of DRM Software 'Kalypso'

Do yourself a favour and don't get this game not even on sale.
lys.ette
( 1.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 28. helmikuu.
While it is a fine game as standalone, it is a major downgrade in comparison to Patrician III IMO. Graphics are real 3d in version IV, but version III has the better gameplay and a much more informative interface which is a lot easier to handle and get stuff done with. So if it is not all about real 3d graphics to you, you will be better off with Patrician III. I will nevertheles recommend it, because gameplay is ok, it is just by far better in Patrician III.
Grim Madder
( 4.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 16. helmikuu.
If you like trading you will love this game. A lot to do and nicely balanced. You will need to keep an eye on your trading empire and get involved in politics and pirate hunting to succeed.

The negative reviews surprise me. I think a lot of the old bugs have been fixed, especially with the DLC. Also, some people complain that it is not as good as Patrician 3. I like them both equally.

If you like economic games and trading games, you will really like this!
Onafetse
( 6.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 15. helmikuu.
6 hours of glitches and crashes.

For a trading simulator it's just too simple.

I bought Patrician IV to try to switch from The Guild 2 (another game full of bugs and glitches).

Even The Guild 2 been really glitchy, it's really nice and I just look the other side.

However it's impossible to do the same with this one.

I will have to wait for The Guild 3. :P
bigmosquito
( 3.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 24. tammikuu.
Warning: this game will "update" outside of Steam to slip in additional DRM. Disconnecting from the network before starting the game fixes the problem but there shouldn't be this problem in the first place. (This is why it appears I spent such a short time playing, since I always disconnected from the Internet in order to disable the DRM "update".)

Trade Route UI is a horrible, buggy mess that ruined the game for me. I always dreaded setting up trade routes.
Nazmorgul
( 60.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 18. tammikuu.
I was very reticent to buy this after all the bad reviews in the initial launch period. After i went through the bug fix list and compared to the reviews, it looked like they fixed / adjusted a lot of them and decided to buy the game. I do not regret it. The game has been significantly improved over patrician 3, sea combat can be a bit challenging but once you get it, its not bad. The focus of the game is economical, which is does extremely well.

Prices, the supply and demand systems are well balanced, grahipcs are good, interface has been modified with the updated patch and the trade route system redesigned. In short I recommend it.
Trau
( 9.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 31. joulukuu, 2015.
Lo único que le falta es que tenga logros de STEAM.

Si alguna vez leiste los Buddenbrooks pensando que te explicarian la maravilla que era la liga Hanseatica y la importancia que tuvo para el comercio y la sobrevivencia de las instituciones romanas despues de la caida del imperio, cometiste un error.

Tenias que empezar con este juego.



pd. Ojalá llegue una cuarta parte en donde los productos caduquen y tengas, por ejemplo, que comprar vacas para que no se eche a perder la carne.
Yethi
( 8.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 16. marraskuu, 2015.
extreme amount of bugs, the onl part that work is launcher, then game craches.
jonwshaffer
( 1.6 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 26. lokakuu, 2015.
This game will not install by virtue of refusing to accept product codes. Your support will not allow inquiries and side steps by referring me to non steam venues that wouldnt know about Steam product codes. I rue the day I became involved with Steam and would not recommend you to anyone.
Jew Power
( 4.5 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 13. lokakuu, 2015.
eazy peezy lemon squeezy
craigoswell888
( 3.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 13. lokakuu, 2015.
paid for this game and doesnt work loads free play but then crashes any advice???
Pennington
( 8.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 28. syyskuu, 2015.
Not sure why there are so many negative reviews, 3 hours in and I already love it, its a great game as I recently got interesed in economy games, and this is probably best game I could get for it as far as I can tell.
bboalt
( 27.6 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 27. syyskuu, 2015.
Fantastic
The Wargods
( 3.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 15. syyskuu, 2015.
As a big fan of Patrician III the rise of the hanse, i was most interested to see in what "improvements" had been made in the next instalment in the series.

And i can happily say they've made some very nice touches :)
- Graphically stunning and gorgeous

- Ability to zoom in and out on your ships / towns

- Tracking bar to let you know how far off the next social rank you are :)

- Low price to buy the game is a win win

- The game it self is not very different from number III. only the modernization of the game is. graphics wise and interface wise.

- The game runs smooth as a babys bottom with no technical issues encountered. i am running win 7 ultimate 64bit. (built for gaming). just an fyi haha

and many more key features that i cbf to list lol. Buy the game , if you loved number 3, i'm sure you'll adapt to this baby.

Cons:

- Name of Trading post changed. :(

- Names of 2 towns changed :(
Natural Deduction
( 0.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 29. elokuu, 2015.
You are required to create a Kalypso account.
Domeboybeene
( 68.4 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 19. elokuu, 2015.
Why don't I see people playing this more? It's ♥♥♥♥ing great!
torrent of a goose
( 3.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 31. heinäkuu, 2015.
warning

this game will not install unless you enter a product key

and then register an email/password with kalypso media ( who ??? )

this isn t what i f**king paid for

uninstall, money back.

my advice, get patrician 3 from gog.com
LegendaryBacon
( 1.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 17. heinäkuu, 2015.
One of the best strategic trading game that puts you in the shoes of a Hanseatic League merchant and allows you to build up a trade fleet and dominate the economy.

https://youtu.be/cu4XVvHjOCQ
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Julkaistu 25. huhtikuu.
Why do I have to create an account to PLAY A GAME I ALREADY BOUGHT !!!???? Another stupid Game Publisher that wants more than they deserve!!!
Good game, decent graphics, Ok A.I.
Very merchant / trade focus game, works fine for me BUT WHY OH! WHY KALIPSO !!!!
I WILL NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN YOUR STUPID XXXT FOR PLAY MMMMMYYYYYYY Game!!!!
I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!
I WONT BUY ANYTHING MORE FROM KALIPSO or other publisher (like UBISOFT) that makes me pays them with my private data beyond the price in dollars!!!
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Julkaistu 15. helmikuu.
6 hours of glitches and crashes.

For a trading simulator it's just too simple.

I bought Patrician IV to try to switch from The Guild 2 (another game full of bugs and glitches).

Even The Guild 2 been really glitchy, it's really nice and I just look the other side.

However it's impossible to do the same with this one.

I will have to wait for The Guild 3. :P
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3/4 (75%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 16. helmikuu.
If you like trading you will love this game. A lot to do and nicely balanced. You will need to keep an eye on your trading empire and get involved in politics and pirate hunting to succeed.

The negative reviews surprise me. I think a lot of the old bugs have been fixed, especially with the DLC. Also, some people complain that it is not as good as Patrician 3. I like them both equally.

If you like economic games and trading games, you will really like this!
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3/5 (60%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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3.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 5. huhtikuu.
In some games where you play as a ruler of a nation, conquer lands and advance in technology and civilization, one can usually build markets and set trade routes with other cities. It's the same, except that's the whole point of this game. Seriously, you buy things in one city and sell in another. And you grind your way up.
It wouldn't be as bad, if there was a decent tutorial, consistent user interface, meaningful missions or just a bit of sense of humor. Right now is as exciting as doing taxes.
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9/10 (90%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 18. tammikuu.
I was very reticent to buy this after all the bad reviews in the initial launch period. After i went through the bug fix list and compared to the reviews, it looked like they fixed / adjusted a lot of them and decided to buy the game. I do not regret it. The game has been significantly improved over patrician 3, sea combat can be a bit challenging but once you get it, its not bad. The focus of the game is economical, which is does extremely well.

Prices, the supply and demand systems are well balanced, grahipcs are good, interface has been modified with the updated patch and the trade route system redesigned. In short I recommend it.
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114/134 (85%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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30.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 15. tammikuu, 2013.
It's been a while since I've written a recommendation for a game, and it's a service I feel the community really needs doing, so here we go:

Patrician IV, henceforth known as "Patty IV's" is in something of a niche genre, in that it is a Renaissance trading simulator set around the Hanseatic League in Northern Europe. Doesn't sound like the most riveting game now, but when I rephrase that as TIME TRAVELLING DOSH SIMULATOR 1420 EDITION it starts to sound ♥♥♥♥♥ing dank. (Note to self, make montage video with that title)

Patty IV's behaves something akin to a sandbox, and the main campaign introduces you to the core concepts in a really intelligent way rather than simply throwing a standard tutorial at you, whereupon you start with modest resources as a simple hemp smuggler operating out of Lubeck aspiring to grow his empire until you control all the booze and kush in Denmark.

The difficulties in the true sandbox mode work pretty well too, they basically make more bad things happen the higher difficulty you select, like pirates stealing your ♥♥♥♥ or bad winters freezing ports over as well as ramping up the costs of production, so that in order to maintain a decent profit margin you actually have to spread your goods out intelligently. Because of this, on the higher difficulties you truly end up as a wicked beer baron, having to ship your product all over Europe to find enough people keen for your booze and bud (Stockholm can't get enough hemp for some reason).

Once you've gotten enough dosh behind you from your 'legitimate businesses' you can move into the world of protection, racketeering and exploitation. You can create fleets of pirate vessels or hunt the pirates that menace your trade. You can be 'elected' in charge of a town and pay off the local authorities to leave you in peace. You can build 'schools' where the goal is to design bigger guns for you ships or ways to grow danker kush. You can even pick up some wench and start 'The Family' (watch that ♥♥♥♥♥, I caught mine cheating once).

Have I mentioned that it doesn't stop there?

WELL BUCKLE UP KIDS

IT EVEN HAS A GODDAM CO-OP MODE FOR TWICE AS MUCH DOSH.

Because by know you're already clicking add to cart I'll discuss the DLC now, so you can wrap it up in one easy purchase.

The expansions adds some pretty legit content, so if the gold edition is an option go for it, but the game isn't fundamentally handicapped by missing it out. I even managed to drop about 50 hours into the full edition before finding the key feature of smuggling booze and 'exotic spices' overland that the DLC introduces. It seems like there were a lot of little tweaks that were added with Rise of a Dynasty too, including some fixes with the aforementioned co-op mode, however, so I would recommend picking up the pack if possible.

This is a ♥♥♥♥ing wicked game, potentially the best game to play while you're browsing the net or whatever at the same time, which is ironic due to it not being terribly casual. The reason it has a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ metascore is because all the reviewers are cowards that don't want to put any effort into learning how the systems work, which are relatively easy to understand and smooth to operate. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s are too busy giving 9.8's to on rails shooters to learn how to run a criminal syndicate, uh, I mean 'trading syndicate'. I wouldn't say the game is immaculate, but it's challenging and interesting in a fun way, and I don't regret sinking plenty of hours into it. The ship combat is a little dry too, but that's not the focus of the game.

If you like simulators or relaxed strategy of any kind I'd say it's a must buy.

Overall I'd give TIME TRAVELLING DOSH SIMULTOR 1420 EDITION 80/100.
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34/39 (87%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 18. lokakuu, 2014.
If you like trading, making money, and killing pirates, well you've come to the right place. If you want action, adventure, constant battles then simply this is not your game.
Graphics are reasonable, interface is enjoyable. There is a slight learning curve and how to best set up your routes/convoys will be what you spend most of your time doing. OCD folks will love it, but if you are very "hands off" management style it might not be your thing.
I love it though.
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84/130 (65%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 8. helmikuu, 2014.
Having spent numberless hours playing Patrician III, this game was a must buy for me.
Couldnt have been more wrong. This would have made an acceptable Patrician II since is clearly a step backwards.
Patrician IV its clearly worse than its predecessor.

If you are thinking about buying this, my advise, pick up Patrician III.

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27/33 (82%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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17.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 8. maaliskuu, 2015.
Great game. Love the trading and the building and everything happening on the map.

So what sinks the game? Sea combat. I rather play Empire TW or Port Royale sea fights rather than this. It is bad in the beginning and becomes even worse as game proceeds. For me it finaly breaks the game.

Early game you can just resolve fights automaticaly or do the ye old pirates style '1 fast ship to nibble them all to death' strategy. Later on it becomes extemely tedious due to bad UI and weird constraints on movement and firing.

There are so many things one rather do than try to do manual sea combat in this game. And autoresolve will not help you in mid to late game when pirates get strong and tight constraints are in place when it comes to how many ships you can bring to a fight.
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43/66 (65%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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13.8 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 26. kesäkuu, 2014.
I thought it was an improvement of the Patrician 3, but I wasn't expecting this... The same mechanics, same map, same gameplay... Disapointing... I still prefer Patrician 3 instead of this. I'm lucky I bought it now with the Steam summer sales!
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24/35 (69%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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8.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 6. heinäkuu, 2015.
Patrician IV is an odd trading game. Costs of goods are predictable such that you can assign an administrator to buy and sell goods based on specific criteria. This ability is also inherent to your trading ships if you desire to assign it so. However, the cost of production is always the same thus far. The cost of wheat at a production market is always 39 unless the ai purchases the supply beyond its average value. This means a great deal of automation can be assigned and you're free to sail, build or do what ever you want....which involves trading so you're free to do more of what you just automated.

Naval combat has designated ai that you can override and assign to attack specific vessels. Cannons will not fire unless you are in range and in a reasonable facing. Dodging shots is a bit iffy since it usually involves rapid decceleration by lowering sails and turning.
It has interesting elements but I think I prefer sid meyers Pirates simply because combat can be broken up by duelling and boarding action.
Its a beautiful game but so far theres not much excitement to it. I dont seem to age so time seems to be irrelevant. The over all challenge seems to be go as high level as possible which can be done simply by automating tasks and letting it run unattended while i watch a movie. Intermittently building a few buildings to add workers and ships.
While I like the game, its not for everyone and probably not for a lot of people I know. So on that basis I can't recommend it.
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80/138 (58%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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0.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 25. kesäkuu, 2014.
Needs a Kalypso account just ot register and play in Steam - and no warning on the Store page.

Bad move Kalypso - you lost an old fan with this extra DRM. More than that you lost someone who has recommended Patrician to thousands over the years. I can understand you protecting teh Disc based version but this is silly.

Very disappointed :(
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33/53 (62%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 1. kesäkuu, 2014.
There aren't many games out there, where the point of the game is to traid and to do some capitalistic ♥♥♥♥. One of them is definitely Patrician IV. I've been playing the game for some time now and I think it is time to say something about it.

These games can be boring sometimes, and this or similar kinds of gameplay, are usually part of some bigger game. But the thrill is not in the gameplay, it is in the role that you are playing. In this particular game you take the role of a merchant in medieval times on the Baltic sea. Your goal is to be the biggest merchant of them all. And as far as the story goes that's about it. So, as you can see, there isn't much of a story. But there is a lot of trading to do and you have to industrialize your production of goods and trading roots.

For the gameplay I can say it is simple as far as handling it goes. You don't have any trouble trying to figure out how to do things around there. The mechanics of demand and supply are realistic and you can quickly overproduce or oversupply a market of a city that you came to trade in. So in that way you have to be careful that you always keep them a bit short on supplies.

There is one thing that is in this game and has to be mentioned separately, and that is the naval battles. You can have naval battles with pirates or you competitors, but these battles are not big ones which is little bit disappointing. You can only have fights 3 on 3. Never the less, it is a welcome change in the monotone playing experience.

I am enjoying playing this game, but I think that those who like more action will be bored. That's why I am giving the game 6/10, and I gave it a rating that high just because, I like to play it once in a while when I feel that this capitalistic world is not the best decision that humanity has made.
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12/15 (80%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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24.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 28. marraskuu, 2010.
This is not a complex or deep game, but it definitely scratches that 'middle ages naval trading' genre itch. Very distilled with little excess.
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10/13 (77%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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11.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 4. tammikuu, 2015.
For a build-up game that's in its 3.5th installment, I would have expected more.

The game concept is nice, but whoever was in charge of designing the game control mechanisms should be fired! Automatic trade is tedious to manage:
- an '(un)load everything BUT' option is still missing (as with earlier versions);
- trying to select a destination city with the mouse repeatedly results in the program switching it with another one, or simply nothing being selected at all;
- cities can only be added or deleted completely, not just the destination changed;
- and to top it all off, the game keeps arbitrarily changing certain settings of trade routes back to its own defaults, WHILE THE TRADE ROUTE IS BEING USED!
Specifically, this means that loading your ship from your storehouse in a city will occasionally get changed to buying from the city instead. Quite a big deal when you wonder why your funds aren't getting ahead for hours.

The counting house manager seems to sometimes just forget to do his job, as was the problem before with Patrician II.
Also, when quantities get really large, the default trading amount is increased - which is good for manual handling, but it sometimes seems to prevent the manager further from executing any orders, e.g. when lump trades change the average trading price and he consequently doesn't act at all. Although I'm not quite sure if these two might not just be same problem after all.

The overall game flow suffers from bad priorities for messages. Various events are lumped together as 'task accomplished', without specifying what it is exactly: a returned loan you gave, or a mission you took on.
To know for sure, you have to check the history list - where you then have to delete and confirm every single item of e.g. returned loans to keep the list clean.
Other times, your advisor/uncle - or worse, a competitor from one of the many cities - just pops up and delivers a spoken message while you were just trying to micro-manage some part of the game. You can usually just ignore the competitors, but as far as I can tell, the advisor-uncle only says everything once.

I probably forgot about 4-5 things that annoyed me like hell too.
As I was saying: The person(s) responsible for this mess should be fired.

Anyway, if all that doesn't bother you, the game is somewhat more charming than its predecessors.
Further on the plus side, the uncle's tutorial tips don't try to micro-manage your game. He only shows up at major milestones and you are free to act in between as you wish.

I will probably spend a bit more time with this game when I'm bored. But I'm not going to get addicted or look forward to playing on, like I could have.

A truly mediocre product with a great idea and name. :-(
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
11/15 (73%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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147.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 16. huhtikuu, 2011.
A trading game at heart. Don't care for that sort of thing? Automate your ships to buy low and sell high, then focus on any of the other "omg-where-did-the-last-six-hours-go" inducing activities available.
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14/21 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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8.0 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 28. syyskuu, 2015.
Not sure why there are so many negative reviews, 3 hours in and I already love it, its a great game as I recently got interesed in economy games, and this is probably best game I could get for it as far as I can tell.
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6/6 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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11.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 20. joulukuu, 2014.
Patrician IV is a trading strategy game based (loosely) on the historical period of the Hanseatic League. It has been a board game and Patrician I was released about a decade ago. If you are a fan of strategy games, then you have probaby already heard of (and have) the original version. If you haven't heard of it, think of the strategic map view of Medieval Total War, but with the activity done by ships, not the armies.

Essentially this is the same as the orginal. The graphics and sound are slightly better, but this doesn't impact gameplay. One improvement is a 'rating bar' against items in each market to show demand - this makes it much easier to make money without a running a spreadsheet alongside the game. The automatic buy/sell through your warehouses has been changed from the original, but splitting the buying from the selling on different tabs has made it fiddlier to manage your administrators. A better tutorial is included for new players.

I played the original version of Patrician for hundreds of hours and the lack of major changes means that I'm expecting to get hooked again. So, for experienced players, this is worth the upgrade fee during Steam sales whilst new players should enjoy this even at full price.
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7/8 (88%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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26.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 30. joulukuu, 2011.
A really well done game. I find it even better than Patrician III due to the improved interface and some nice little additions like research at a university. The only thing I can find that might have been done better in Patrician III was how building ships and buildings at a town takes material from the town market even if you have the material in your warehouse, but I suppose this was some sort of play balance decision. It hardly detracts from the game though. I really find it more enjoyable than Patrician III.

All in all a really in-depth trade simulation game which will offer many hours of addictive play. Wish they made more games like this to counter the unfortunate 'dumbing down' trend of games lately...
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11/16 (69%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 17. heinäkuu, 2012.
Economic game. Very involving, well made.

It has an easy, steady pace to it.
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