Dieses Produkt benötigt zum Spielen die Steam-Version des Hauptspiels Patrician IV - Steam Special Edition.

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Größtenteils positiv (76 Reviews) - 71 % der 76 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 11. Apr. 2011

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Dieses Produkt benötigt zum Spielen die Steam-Version des Hauptspiels Patrician IV - Steam Special Edition.

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Enthält 6 Artikel: 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

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Enthält 2 Artikel: Patrician IV - Steam Special Edition, Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty

 

Über dieses Produkt

Patrician IV - Rise of a Dynasty enthält ein umfangreiches Paket mit Verbesserungen und neuen Features für den Bestseller Patrician IV, welches Online-Multiplayer und neue Szenarios enthält.

Sie sind nun in der Lage, Ihr Geschäft im kooperativen Multiplayer-Modus mit bis zu drei Freunden zu betreiben. Und wenn Sie bereits Meister der Meere sind, können Sie nun auch versuchen den Kontinent zu erobern!

In Rise of a Dynasty finden Sie nun neue Wege in das Landesinnere und handeln mit Städten wie Berlin, Warschau und Nimwegen. Aber natürlich müssen Sie erst mit den regionalen Herrschern raufen und Ihre Güterwagons vor umherstreifenden Wegelagerern schützen.

Hauptinhalte:

  • Neues Landhandel-Feature - Treiben Sie Handel mit Städten im Landesinneren und bauen Sie ein umfangreiches Straßennetzwerk auf
  • Kooperativer Multiplayer-Modus - Managen Sie Ihr Unternehmen Seite an Seite mit drei Ihrer Freunde via LAN oder Internet
  • Schatzsuche - Sammeln Sie Teile einer kostbaren Karte im ganzen hanseatischen Territorium um den ultimativen Piratenschatz zu finden
  • Neue Szenarios - Sechs neue Szenarios, welche auch für erfahrene Spieler herausfordernd sind
  • Werden Sie ein großer Landbesitzer - Kaufen Sie Teile von regionalen Territorien um Ihre Macht anzufordern und zu erweitern
  • Massenhaft visuelle, KI-, und Gameplay-Verbesserungen - Verbesserte Seekarten und Stadtansichten, Portraits für Spieler und Quest-Geber, neue Animationen für Bürger und das Geschäfte

Systemanforderungen

    • Betriebssystem: XP / Vista / 7
    • Prozessor: 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64
    • Speicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Shadermodel 2.0 PCIe (Geforce 6 Serien, Radeon X1000 Serien), 256 MB, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Festplatte: 5 GB
    • Sound: DirectX kompatibel
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JustinCase' #sLEM Igen
( 70.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 7. Februar
If you like Economy and City building, Patrician IV is just for you.

I feel like the trading and citybuilding and planning is very well made. And as you progress you will unlock more political features, which gives longevity to the game.

If you are looking for games like Total war, this is probably not for you. Patrician IV is all about conquering through trade, and the combat aspect is somewhat lacking.
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lavenderer10
( 79.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. Januar
If you are looking for a trading game, this is a very solid game to try out.
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Lens
( 36.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 30. Dezember 2015
patritcia 2 in neuer grafick
stürtz nur gelegentlich ab
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Cohnman5
( 241.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. November 2015
One of the greatest trading/combat city building games of all time. Endless hours of joy!
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Andy63743
( 46.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Oktober 2015
Nicht zu empfehlen! Abstürze und Grafik Bugs und nervige Seeschlachten.Traurig aber, wiedermal Game Designer, die Ihren Job verfehlt haben.
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๖Eximious
( 303.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Oktober 2015
Played Patrician III several years and i love the game. Some aspects are far better and few i didnt liked like we cant anymore use our material to construct ships and buildings but the game is awesome anyway.
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Ironlion45
( 17.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Juni 2015
Most of the negative reviews have little to do with the experience of this game.

It is a trading/economy sim, at it's core, and it's a pretty serious simulation, taking into account the production and transport of goods throughout most of northern Europe. The political simulation element does feel a little tacked on, but it does serve as a sort of tangible demonstration of your achievements.

It's largely a sandbox simulation--nobody is there to hold your hand and tell you what to do next, and there isn't going to be very much help in game telling you where to buy and sell your goods.

It is a slower-paced game; about strategy and planning. It rewards you for long-term planning.

For those familiar with the series, it is a very faithful recreation of PIII, with numerous interface tweaks and some additional content.

It's not for everyone. But for a trading economy simulation, it is the finest of its kind, and you'll enjoy it.
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Frederic
( 2.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 1. Juni 2015
What a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t Package!!! Both the Patrician add on's to the "Gold" package have inoperative Key codes.
I should have just got the straight game. As usual the Steam folks don't stand behind any thing they sell.
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ladyheather_86
( 0.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. Mai 2015
Bought the double pack which included Port Royal 3... played that for a bit and liked it... then thought I'd give this a go... I feel massively cheated! It's exactly the same game, except worse quality. Avoid! Definitely not worth the money, I was expecting something more to the quality of The Guild 2, huge disappointment for the 4th installment of a game.
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Tree
( 438.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. April 2015
Schönes Spiel,

vor allem am Anfang macht es große Freude, seine eigene Handelsgesellschaft aufzubauen und ich hole es immer wieder gerne aus der Mottenkiste.

Nachdem man jedoch groß genug ist um eigene Städte bauen zu können, kommt einen eventuell nach einer gewissen Zeit das Spielziel bzw. der tiefere Sinn abhanden. Eins könnte sein von den Fürsten das Land abzukaufen, um die Belagerungen auszuschalten, die aber nicht wirklich ernst zu nehmen und gegen Langeweile ganz nett sind.

Apropos Langeweile & Kritik, kommen wir zu den stumpfsinnigen Ungeheuern der Meere und Flüsse, den Piraten:
Die ollen Piraaateeen fangen an, besonders auf höheren Schwierigkeitsgraden, tiiiiiierisch zu neeeerven !!
Macht zwar Spaß ab und zu einen Piraten Kiel zu holen, um sich groß und mächtig zu fühlen. Deren Moskitotangriffe, vor allem an den Flußmündungen (dort kann man keine großen bzw. starken Geleitzüge einrichten), sind dermaßen lästig, dass ich oftmals die Flusstädte nicht ausbaue und die miese Brut sich an meinen Schiffen austoben lasse. Truppen auf den Schiffen kosten meist mehr, als das Zeug was sie fringsen. Die Austrottung eines Priatennestet bringt nicht wirklich viel, denn nach 2-5 Minuten sind sie jesusgleich wiederauferstanden und leider handeln sie nicht im Sinne der Bergpredigt. Neeeeeeerv^^
Famoserweise sind weder die Piraten komplett noch der Kanonangriffssound auszuschalten. Nach ein paar Stunden überhört man es jedoch nur noch und denkt es gehört als Kontrapunkt zur Hintergrundmusik. Nach noch ein paar Stunden ziehe ich meine Hörgeräte raus, da der verdänungseffekt dann doch nachlässt.

Gleiches bei Hinterlandstädten, wo stets die Wagenzüge durch Wegelagerei überfallen werden. Egal wieviel Truppen mitgeschickt werden, sie werden schweizerisch verlässlich angegriffen bis alle Geleitsoldaten tot sind. Schade das man aus den Ziegeln keine Grabsteine mauern und für die ganzen Leichen am Wegesrand verkaufen kann. Absurd ^^

Der Multiplayer ist leider nur in soweit begrenzt, dass zu zweit ein Handelsimperium aufgebaut werden kann, folglich reines Koopreationsspiel. Gut funktioniert hat bei mir dabei, dass sich ein Spieler nur um die Piraten kümmert. Naja, für den Kaperbriefenteigner zumeist etwas unbefriedigend.

Zusammenfassend dennoch sein Geld wert. Es ist halt ein Spiel seiner Zeit und sollte daran gemessen werden. Prinzipiell wäre aber auch damals schon mehr möglich gewesen.

Für das Spiel hätte ich gerne noch ein zwei DCLs gekauft, welche beispielsweise mehr Produkte, Schiffe, Multiplayerfunktionen und bessere Pirateneinstellungen beinhalten hätten können. Da haben die Entwickler damals ihre Chance Geld zu verdienen leider verpasst ;)
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grunkibis
( 3.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 6. März 2015
i keep coming back to this game trying to get some hook, some draw into the play of it all... for me its that type of game where in the first five minutes you realize what you are going to do for the rest of the game. my opinion is wrapped in the ignorance of not having gotten into deeper game play oviously - the paradox of not getting into a game from the beginning... hence this review. i dont like games that give away what i am going to be doing over the next 24 human hours inside this game. too much sameness. the same overhead view of the same towns, and the dreaded micro inspection of each resource icon pushes me away. i dont "get" the family history and other further developments which all are unavailble until what looks like hours and hours of game play. and its all about profits. to get that money i look into a monotonous trade system that again pushes me away... i dont want to invest the time in the GUI interfaces of the trading system much akin the my vibe and abonement of Banished, another game where you will spend 80% of your time inside a trade screen.. so it will sit in the library next to games like Settlers, Banished, Anno 2070, Dawn of Discovery, Tropico 5, Europa Universalis, and others that i simply dont want to grind away in reptitive manners for what is always a trade/econ/money/profit-or-die game. 1 would rather use human time involving myself in a more dynamic experiece from the beginning. not this is not a complain limited to tile city build games and 4X - games like Diable 3 and Borderlands 2+ use the exact same maps and encounters over, over, and over... the only progaming change is to add more HP and % modifiers. so whereas this is a complaint of economic trading monotony, those games are action paced repetition monotany too.

on the other side, and games done well that i have found over the years are games that make me curious what is going to happen down the line without drowning you in the monotony of tile building or econ trading to get there. Silk Road does this and was a pleasant surprise, Tropico 4 did (and 5 just repeated that model so in essence an example of spending 70 hours on a version just to see the next version too much alike, a perfect metaphor for my point here - if i know what i am going to have to do then it sucks the fun out of it), the old school grandad of them all: DOS's Machievelli the Prince is still a great trade system (and installed on evey PC i have owned since 1990), you could say Sid Meier Colonization had a great system of trade and the 4X but never made you feel you were going to do the same tasks for ten hours to get moving along... Civ dominates this samll to big scaling experience of the player, despite no real trade system. so they are out there, and i would not recommend this game for fun.
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[ μ ] Intel® Inside™
( 28.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. Januar 2015
I paid an arsonist to set fire to a competitor's business. The fire spread and burned the whole city. 9/11 never forget.
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yuru
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. Januar 2015
Forces you to create an account on a third party platform in order to play
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mobileterror666
( 0.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. Dezember 2014
You might like this if you enjoy trading sims or you've had a botched lobotomy. The game is pretty one-dimensional and it gets old very, very quickly. There's really little to no lasting appeal after you've played this game for an hour or two.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
saturn1
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Dezember 2014
Just dont buy it. Waste of money even if its on sale.
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Tau
( 0.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 2. Dezember 2014
Schlechte Grafik. Ödes Spielprinzip. Billig gemacht.
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amosioanchiriac
( 1.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Oktober 2014
Played this game since childhood, and still, sometimes .. once a few months, I download it, to play it again top to bottom, in a week or so.
Love it, for who is into trading, and ships..
Recommend it :D
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Flying Shisno
( 19.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. September 2014
Note: I copied a good portion of this review from my review of the base game. I'll be adding on some stuff for this DLC towards the end. Also, for the people thinking of buying this game and is just checking out the DLC too, I recommend getting the DLC with the base game. Rise of a Dynasty adds a lot: Land based trade routes, treasure hunting(by collecting map pieces), Online/LAN Co-op, and lots of Graphical improvements, among other things. So it's definitely worth getting both.

Patrician is a great nautical trading game. You buy low, travel to another city, and sell high. As you gain more money, you buy more ships so you can carry more goods. Then you can start a second Convoy(a team of ships basically), and assign it a route. A route tells the ships which cities to go to and what order to do it. You can tell them what they should buy and what they should sell in that particular city. And they'll do all that without any more input from you, and they'll be earning you money in no time.

You can even start producing goods yourself, and have dedicated ships to deliver it to another city either to sell high, or give it to another goods producer you own so they can make more complicated, and therefore more valuable goods to sell. You gain favor in a city by selling them goods that they are low on, which makes them like you more. Once they're happy enough with you, you can start buying buildings in their city, and producing goods unique to them.

You can also take up Contracts/Missions/Whatever at the Pub. This ranges from delivering a certain amount of a specific good, or even hunting down a specific pirate or rival.

One thing it's starts losing quality on is sea based combat. Most of the time, you'll just want to let the fighting resolve automatically rather than take control yourself, since it's rather boring. Once you start getting more well known in the game, your ships will be attacked by pirates more often, and sometimes not even towards you specifically. Sometimes they'll park their boats outside a cities port, attacking anyone who comes or goes. Most of the time, if you lose, they'll just take a large amount of your goods, and sometimes a ship, and let your convoy go. To counter this, you can assign specialized boats with armor and weapons to fight, protect, and even scare off pirates on occasion. You can even put cannons on your merchant boats, however, this subtracts from overall storage space, but it's worth it if a specific convoy gets attacked a lot. Sometimes though, they're just a pain in the ♥♥♥, and you'll have to send your own specialized combat convoy to take them out permanently, since no one else will do it.

There's a lot of trading to do in this game, and the DLC will add quite a bit more. I'll need to write up a review for 'Rise of a Dynasty' too, but later.

I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys trading games,
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Heraclitus
( 275.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. September 2014
At the beginning Patrician IV is a simple little trading game--buy low, sell high. As you become wealthier, it instead becomes a game in logistics. Successful players will find themselves creating spreadsheets calculating distribution of goods among their many towns. This uncommon feature at this stage of the game makes the game worthwhile for those who like challenges that make you think.
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Sir Legitimacy
( 6.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 3. September 2014
Simple and quite enjoyable. I wouldn't say it's worth 19,99€, but besides that it's a very nice game. 7/10
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If you like Economy and City building, Patrician IV is just for you.

I feel like the trading and citybuilding and planning is very well made. And as you progress you will unlock more political features, which gives longevity to the game.

If you are looking for games like Total war, this is probably not for you. Patrician IV is all about conquering through trade, and the combat aspect is somewhat lacking.
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Ein sehr gutes Spiel. Wer damals, wie ich, die "Patrizier 2: Gold" in der Computer Bild spiele fand und sich in dieses Spiel verliebt hat, wird wie ich, bei Patrizier 4: Steam Special Edition bzw. Rise of a Dynasty, VIEL viel Spaß haben und alte Erinnerungen aufblühen lassen.

Die Grafik hat sich sichtlich verbessert und die Engine ist auch etwas realistischer geworden. Beim Spiel an sich hat sich nicht wirklich viel verändert, aber hey, wer brauch das schon. Einfach mal ein Stück Kindheit mit neuer Grafik spielen.

Top Spiel, es lohnt sich auf jeden fall die Gold Version zu kaufen.
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Dynamische Märkte, die nachvollziehbar auf Angebot und Nachfrage reagieren. Aufbau eines Imperiums, Transportrouten einrichten und die wachsende Hanse versorgen, bis es "Deine" Hanse ist!^^

Sicherlich gibt es ein paar Kritikpunkte, die nicht so gut geraten sind, wie im Vorgänger. Einiges sind rein athmosphärische Dinge, viele haben den Seekampf kritisiert. Aber letzlich sind das Nebenschauplätze...in seinen Kernkompetenzen macht Patrizier 4 vieles richtig.

Also mein junger Krämer, willst Du es wagen, Dein eigenes Imperium aufzubauen? So sei gewarnt! Es könnte mehr Zeit dabei draufgehen, als Du vielleicht gedacht hast! :D
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für ruhigere spiele zwischendurch vollkommen okay.

allerdings sollte man mit dem kauf warten bis es im angebot ist.

20€ sind dann doch ein wenig viel fü ein spiel mit wenig abwechslung.
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Schön Schön , würde ich mal meinen Acc aktiviren können , würde ich es auch spielen.
Nur die E-mail kommt nicht ...

mal schauen , ob sich das die TAGE ändert.....

Ahja , also am Wochenende , haben die Server anscheinend auch frei.

E-mail erhalten , update kommt noch.
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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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This game has advanced considerably from the original Patrician in 1993. Various advancements came along with new versions until this 'Rise of a Dynasty' was created in conjuntion with local players.

Trade, build, store, exchange, transport and sell are all in a day's work. Fight a pirate, pay off a Prince with tribute and carry out the requirements of the Hanseatic League Alderman.

Rise to Mayor, Lord of your own town/city, Alderman of the Hanseatic League.

New towns , land routes and wagons, such a wide area of trade.

One little problem, don't lend money to Princes, because they do not pay you back.

Otherwise play and enjoy this for the next year of two.
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At the beginning Patrician IV is a simple little trading game--buy low, sell high. As you become wealthier, it instead becomes a game in logistics. Successful players will find themselves creating spreadsheets calculating distribution of goods among their many towns. This uncommon feature at this stage of the game makes the game worthwhile for those who like challenges that make you think.
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28.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Januar 2015
I paid an arsonist to set fire to a competitor's business. The fire spread and burned the whole city. 9/11 never forget.
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17.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Juni 2015
Most of the negative reviews have little to do with the experience of this game.

It is a trading/economy sim, at it's core, and it's a pretty serious simulation, taking into account the production and transport of goods throughout most of northern Europe. The political simulation element does feel a little tacked on, but it does serve as a sort of tangible demonstration of your achievements.

It's largely a sandbox simulation--nobody is there to hold your hand and tell you what to do next, and there isn't going to be very much help in game telling you where to buy and sell your goods.

It is a slower-paced game; about strategy and planning. It rewards you for long-term planning.

For those familiar with the series, it is a very faithful recreation of PIII, with numerous interface tweaks and some additional content.

It's not for everyone. But for a trading economy simulation, it is the finest of its kind, and you'll enjoy it.
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19.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. September 2014
Note: I copied a good portion of this review from my review of the base game. I'll be adding on some stuff for this DLC towards the end. Also, for the people thinking of buying this game and is just checking out the DLC too, I recommend getting the DLC with the base game. Rise of a Dynasty adds a lot: Land based trade routes, treasure hunting(by collecting map pieces), Online/LAN Co-op, and lots of Graphical improvements, among other things. So it's definitely worth getting both.

Patrician is a great nautical trading game. You buy low, travel to another city, and sell high. As you gain more money, you buy more ships so you can carry more goods. Then you can start a second Convoy(a team of ships basically), and assign it a route. A route tells the ships which cities to go to and what order to do it. You can tell them what they should buy and what they should sell in that particular city. And they'll do all that without any more input from you, and they'll be earning you money in no time.

You can even start producing goods yourself, and have dedicated ships to deliver it to another city either to sell high, or give it to another goods producer you own so they can make more complicated, and therefore more valuable goods to sell. You gain favor in a city by selling them goods that they are low on, which makes them like you more. Once they're happy enough with you, you can start buying buildings in their city, and producing goods unique to them.

You can also take up Contracts/Missions/Whatever at the Pub. This ranges from delivering a certain amount of a specific good, or even hunting down a specific pirate or rival.

One thing it's starts losing quality on is sea based combat. Most of the time, you'll just want to let the fighting resolve automatically rather than take control yourself, since it's rather boring. Once you start getting more well known in the game, your ships will be attacked by pirates more often, and sometimes not even towards you specifically. Sometimes they'll park their boats outside a cities port, attacking anyone who comes or goes. Most of the time, if you lose, they'll just take a large amount of your goods, and sometimes a ship, and let your convoy go. To counter this, you can assign specialized boats with armor and weapons to fight, protect, and even scare off pirates on occasion. You can even put cannons on your merchant boats, however, this subtracts from overall storage space, but it's worth it if a specific convoy gets attacked a lot. Sometimes though, they're just a pain in the ♥♥♥, and you'll have to send your own specialized combat convoy to take them out permanently, since no one else will do it.

There's a lot of trading to do in this game, and the DLC will add quite a bit more. I'll need to write up a review for 'Rise of a Dynasty' too, but later.

I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys trading games,
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205.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Februar 2014
Pro: Great game play, easy and relaxed, and does not take long to learn how it all works

Con: Can get very slow at times, and even though it is primarily single player, it requires and inet connection at all times. I'm SO done buying games from companies that don't understand the concept of offline play.
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123.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. März 2012
The best market simulating, wealth and empire building game to date. German games have a habit of being ruthlessly difficult to master and this game is no exception - however the key that makes this experience fun is that it is so easy to learn and build up your empire. Worth the time and money you put into it, but be warned: this will take about an hour to really learn the basics and spreadsheets will definitely help.
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14.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Januar 2013
A great game if you like trading and business sims. Weak ship combat mechanics, but great economic mechanics. Unlike Patrician II or III it tells you what you need for the next rank and how well liked you are in the towns, which makes advancing much easier.
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