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Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

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GF Rating
4.4

345 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Had Potential

posted by clashw (LAS CRUCES, NM) Jan 23, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

PR3 came up a disappointment though it did have potential. This could have been a top notch strategy game rivaling Civilization Revolution. However, lack of information (manual and online) and poor automatic controllers really held this game back. You can set up your own controls for trading and the warehouse, but again there is little guidance and it takes a long time.

The pirate battles were a complete waste of time. There is really very little point to doing them other than trying to add ships to the fleet. Otherwise, I just chose automatic. And, once again, there was a complete lack of explanation of controls for this area of the game as well.

Perhaps if I had played PR 1 & 2, I would have better understood the controls. But, a game should be playable by a new user regardless of version. I promise you new users to Madden 2013 don't feel they need to go back and play the last 10 years in order to play 2013.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Fair

posted by Selectfew (MONTICELLO, FL) Dec 30, 2012

Member since Mar 2011

Pretty good for a Civilization Genre game. All the mechanics are there. Big Map etc. But for a True Pirate Adventure , I was hoping for a more ADULT game. Graphic war , Warm Wenches , Rum flowing. But if you like Monopoly , this is for you.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Great idea, but poorly done.

posted by Joshua3886 (ARCADIA, CA) Dec 15, 2012

Member since Oct 2009

The game on the surface looks like a ton of fun. It has some great ideas for gameplay and the whole concept is innovative. However, once you get down to the actual details of the game, it falls apart. I won't say it's full of problems, but the problems it does have are pretty bad. The worst thing to say about it is the frustration factor and the lack of a good tutorial.

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