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Patrician IV - Steam Special Edition vásárlása

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6 elemet tartalmaz: Patrician IV - Steam Special Edition, Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty, Port Royale 3, Port Royale 3: Dawn of Pirates DLC, Port Royale 3: Harbour Master DLC, Port Royale 3: New Adventures DLC

Patrician IV Gold vásárlása

2 elemet tartalmaz: Patrician IV - Steam Special Edition, Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty

 

A játékról

A Steam Special Edition alternatív textúrákat tartalmaz a Counting House-hoz és a Cog hajótípushoz.

A Patrician IV a történelmi kereskedő-szimulátor és stratégiai játéksorozat folytatása. Észak-Európai kereskedő vagy a Középkor végén, a Hanza-városok virágzása idején. Célod, hogy a Hanza-közösség legsikeresebb és legbefolyásosabb tagjává válj, végül pedig céhmesterré, a kereskedőliga vezetőjévé válasszanak. Hétköznapi árucikkekkel kezdve felfuttatod a termelékenységed és kereskedelmi flottát hozol létre. Később egyre több és több politikai befolyásra teszel szert, és még új városokat is alapíthatsz.

Ám egy Hanza-kereskedő életének lehetnek árnyoldalai is. A hatalom felé vezető úton ki kell tartanod az elszánt riválisokkal szemben, akik ellen üzleti versennyel, árháborúval, vagy akár olyan aljas módszerekkel is felveheted a küzdelmet, mint a szabotázs. Talán még kalózkodásba is kezdesz?

Fő jellemzők:

  • Válj nagy hatalmú kereskedővé - Emelkedj fel a ranglétrán növekvő hírneved és vagyonod segítségével, hogy irányításod alatt apró falvakból városok, majd fényűző fővárosok váljanak
  • Teljes stratégiai szimuláció - Találd meg az utat ütköző érdekek, kereskedelmi útvonalak, politikai torzsalkodás, járványok, rossz időjárás, kalózok és mohó uralkodók között
  • Építs birodalmat - Húzz fel épületeket és toborozz munkásokat, így növelve a hétköznapi és egzotikus áruk iránti keresletet
  • Vívj tengeri csatákat - Védd meg hajóidat a fosztogató kalózoktól valószerű és izgalmas tengeri csatákban
  • Lenyűgöző látvány - Az új, nagy teljesítményű grafikai motor segítségével olyan nyüzsgő, élethűen megalkotott középkori városokba a látogathatsz el, mint London, Novgorod, Cologne és Bergen
  • Barátságos kezelőfelület és játékmenet - A játékosok teljesen új, felhasználóbarát kezelőfelületet élvezhetnek, melynek köszönhetően a Patrician IV könnyen játszható lett, de a mesterévé válni kihívás marad

Rendszerkövetelmények

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processzor: 2 GHz
    • Memória: 1 GB
    • Merevlemez: 5 GB
    • Videokártya: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c kompatibilis PCIe (Geforce 6 sorozat / Radeon X1000 sorozat)
    • Hang: DirectX kompatibilis
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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11 emberből 8 (73%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
11.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 4.
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. :-(
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem Vicces
4 emberből 3 (75%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
17.4 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: március 8.
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.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem Vicces
1 emberből 1 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
2.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 15.
This was the first Patrician I ever tried- and the last. After watching the instructional video 3 times I tried for 2 hours to make a simple trade. No succes. I have played a whole lot of sim games, but I never saw anything as convoluted as this.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem Vicces
77 emberből 67 (87%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1 személy találta viccesnek ezt az értékelést
30.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. január 15.
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.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem Vicces
81 emberből 60 (74%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
10.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. február 8.
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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.

Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem Vicces