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East India Company Collection - PC

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Rated: Teen
17 customer reviews

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  • Spectacular cinematic and epic naval battles
  • Two Command Modes - Give orders to all your ships in RTS mode or take the helm of a single ship in Direct Command-mode
  • Unique combination of war and trading
  • State of the art diplomacy AI
  • Eight playable nations - England, France, Holland, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire
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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard

EAST INDIA COMPANY COLLECTION

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003FH3P0W
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5 inches ; 7.2 ounces
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 21, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,929 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jin Oh on December 31, 2010
Platform for Display: PC DownloadEdition: Standard Verified Purchase
For [...], this is one helluva game. I do need to add a disclaimer, though -- this game is not for everyone.

If you enjoy turn-based strategy, trading, tycoon-type, historical games, this one is probably gonna be pretty fun for you. It isn't actually a turn-based game, but I play it like one to micromanage everything, from upgrading ports, timing my departures and arrivals, etc.

If you read some other reviews of this game, you'll find a lot of people complaining about how your home port's demand can't stand up to increasing supply. Read below to see why I think they just didn't spend enough time to figure out the game.
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WARNING: TIP/SPOILER FOLLOWS
The key is to take turns dumping a single trade item at a time.
For example, if you dump 1000 tons of ivory at $350 profit per ton to make heaps of money in January, the next month will see your possible profit per ton of the same item drop to something like $50.
So, simply, after dumping all that ivory, go save up and dump gold, then save up and dump diamonds, etc. By the time you go all over the world dumping items, many years will pass and the demand for ivory will be high once again.
It took me days to figure this out. Don't use auto-trading. By playing it this way, you'll have lots of money, allowing you to buy better ships, take over ports, and develop areas to earn even more money. Your fleets will be at a manageable number, and you'll have more than enough cushion to go kick some butt.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Davidson on December 17, 2010
Platform for Display: PC DownloadEdition: Standard Verified Purchase
This is a addictive and fun game for people who like history and don't mind figuring out a few things along the way. The battles have a lot of detail and are entertaining. The games takes a little bit of thinking about the 1600's and how they were trading at the time. The game is not always completely intuitive and I had to do play with it to figure-out how some things worked. But if you don't mind a little trial and error as you play, you will enjoy the game. I have enjoyed playing it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Blood on July 25, 2011
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Verified Purchase
There really is a great game buried (or maybe half sunk?) in here somewhere, just takes awhile to find it.

Game Camera: (con)
You don't have to play the game long before you become "camera aware". Not only does it take you out of the game to some extent, you find yourself having to work around it. They almost got it right; so maybe not a total disaster. The scrolling movement is bound to A,S,D,W keys and you can pan with the mouse, that parts fine. Where they "missed the boat" was on the scrollwheel zoom. It always starts zoomed in too close and you always feel like you can't zoom out far enough to efficiently manage the action; and that holds true for both the strategic and tactical level. In tactical engagements, the camera starts zooming in while rotating around your fleet. I feel like I'm being spun around blindfolded before trying to whack a party pinata. Every battle is the same, start by zooming out camera (it's in too close) and then pan around to get your camera oriented on the approaching enemy. It would be nice to have it orient itself such that the enemy is in camera focus when the battle starts. They also added a number of first person view camera positions to the boats that seems to serve no purpose whatsoever and at least half of the views are completely blocked by sails anyway.

Interface: (con)
The interface feels clunky. Tactical level movement orders dont seem to register for longer distances (even though the distances don't seem to be too far away) must have something to do with the viewing angle? Clicking on buttons, icons, ports, ships, etc. doesn't clearly register. Lagged or no response to clicking on icons can be frustrating at times.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chefdevergue VINE VOICE on September 7, 2011
Platform for Display: PC DownloadEdition: Standard Verified Purchase
I am a big fan of economic simulation games. On the video side, the Patrician series, as well as the Port Royale titles, have burned up more hours than I care to consider. On the board game side, nothing delights me more than a bruising economic game like Le Havre or Baltimore & Ohio. So a game which is heavy on trading is not necessarily going to serve as a deterrent to me, and I won't be turned off by micromanagement. Nonetheless, I read all of the negative reviews on Amazon and it kept me from purchasing this for quite some time...but the download price finally got to the point that I figured I could roll the dice. Turns out that negative reviews were accurate after all.

The controls are really clunky, and that has been almost enough to make me give up the game altogether. As it is, the limitations of the trading scheme (no development of economies, and a simple pick up & deliver strategy) gets really tiresome after awhile. After the elegant depth of Port Royale, this dumbed-down video version of the mercantile system is just a real dud. However, it stands head & shoulders above the abysmal combat sequences. Crappy graphics and a virtual absence of any strategy, combined with the inevitable tedium of pursuing a crippled foe for what seems like an eternity...what's not to hate? Of course, you can choose to resolve battles automatically, but you can never capture ships using this option. How stupid is that? The whole combat design is so lousy that I have not the slightest desire to play Pirate Bay or Privateer. So much for the appeal of bonus features.
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