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GF Rating
4.4

341 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Simulation and Strategy on the PS3

posted by Fluffy (SPOKANE VALLEY, WA) Oct 13, 2012

Member since Oct 2006

22 out of 23 gamers (96%) found this review helpful

Port Royale 3 is a game unlike most others so far released to the PS3. It has elements of strategy, simulation, and action. It offers a relatively free and open world, allowing the player to decide how to build their own monetary empire. The game can be very challenging, but it can also be fun and rewarding if you take the time to learn its combat and trading system.

Pros:
Fun gameplay
Good sound effects and voice acting
Open ended gameplay
Requires some thought and consideration

Cons:
Graphics are a bit dated for a PS3 game
Prone (as of release, without any update) to occasionally freezing

Overall I like this game a lot. I enjoyed Port Royale 2, its predecessor, as well. If you liked that game, you'll love this game. It took what Port Royale 2 had an improved upon it in most ways. I see this as an underrated game that may not be for everybody, but if simulations and strategy are your thing, you may enjoy this game very much.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good game if you're into the sim/Adventure stuff.

posted by Bernal (LOCUST, NC) Oct 23, 2012

Member since Jan 2007

9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

Let me start by saying I'm a big Sid Meyers Pirates fan. I loved the sim/adventure aspect of that game, and find it is also here in Port Royale 3.

Over all I like certain aspects of the game. It's actually pretty deep in trading, upgrading, building, etc. There are a lot of things to do, and it could keep you busy for hours! But, I can see where it can be tedious. It is open world/sandbox type of game though so you can make the best of it if you do get bored, for example attack ships and towns hehehe.

It could take a bit to learn the trading aspect not just buy low and sell high but, also building warehouses/farms to produce resources you may need in other cities, and establishing trade routes, and commanding fleets.

I'm enjoying it so far. Since I like this kind of game I probably will keep it. I'ts a great game to sit back and chill with for when I need a break from shooters, and sports games.

Graphics are OK, sound is also OK. Haven't had it freeze yet. The cut scenes could be better, a lot better. Most are cartoon like drawings like in a book with a background dialogue.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Koei Please make "Uncharted Waters 3"

posted by CaseyCash (BAYONNE, NJ) Oct 25, 2012

Member since Mar 2011

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I was expecting something like "Uncharted Waters" and I received a game that could have been made for ios platform or some other handheld

I enjoyed it at first but the game lacks any real substance, story or depth at all.

The trading system is pretty deep and it is always good to play games that actually give you real life knowledge. I now know a little more about the geography of that area of the world because of the twenty hours I put in navigating it.

If historically set games are your thing, by all means go ahead...if not you may find this one too tedious and slow paced for your liking.

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