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Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants


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posted by Vanidor73 (SAINT LOUIS, MO) Feb 26, 2013

Member since Dec 2011

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

Gives a tutorial for buying/selling goods
Gives a tutorial for sailing from port to port
Gives a tutorial for picking your nose at sea

let's me get into a fight and die...without a "COMBAT" tutorial ?!?!?!

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What, you can't rate a game zero?

posted by Juke (TAMPA, FL) Feb 14, 2013

Member since Sep 2012

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

Let me skip my usual spiel about how a game should function in its capacity as an entertainment device. A game, I usually say, is worth a certain amount of entertainment, and that’s only what’s to be expected. Games sometimes tell a story or have a certain aspect that makes more art or narrative than just a “game.” There’s a difference between monopoly and say Assassin’s Creed.
Someone , some developer forgot that games have to be fun, not share the name with one of the most famous Maritime Ports in the western hemisphere. Port Royale proclaims it is an interesting and intense Age of Sail commerce and war time game.
Let’s start with face value and work our way to the bottom.
Graphics are almost pixilated. You never see a ship up close, and battles look like something out of a gameboy (not DS, an Advance.) I’ll get to the controls later. Town are more impressive, but totally bland from a top down view. Cut scenes are Playstation ONE Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Style, very cheesy, very still, and extremely poor. Your advisors (think the Sims) are blocky and honestly make Mario 64 look sharp.
There is no story. They say there is, but the next section render’s them… totally irrelevant.
Gameplay. All menus. You have a boat, but when you control it, you place and X on the map (map of the Caribbean/Gulf area) and hold L1 to get there. That he MAXIMUM interaction with high seas sailing you will have. In battle is, and I am being totally honest) like playing with slot cars. You turn the ship and when an enemy gets near you press L1 or R1 and hope it hits them, cause there not even a firing animation. There is a trade system, but it’s all menus, and you would basically be doing math with no real reason to gain from it.
I’ll wrap this up with this little tid bit. I finish games. Or at least I’ll get into enough to get the story, if not total completion. I sent this back same day, within an hour of playing.

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Above Average

eh need alot of patience

posted by roma94 (DALLAS, TX) Dec 16, 2012

Member since Oct 2012

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

if you dont have the patience make a convoy set to high speed then turn off your controler and boom half a billion then take to the seas

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