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  1. LysanderS
    Dec 9, 2009
    6
    It adds a few new things. Same old bugs are still there. The most prominent features would be the retinue for your captain and the Privateer missions. Retinue, like a surgeon, improving casualty recovery, or mast repair men who remove the need to travel to ports to reapair ships. The missions are far too repetitve (capture a ship, smuggle goods over and over again...), but offer something It adds a few new things. Same old bugs are still there. The most prominent features would be the retinue for your captain and the Privateer missions. Retinue, like a surgeon, improving casualty recovery, or mast repair men who remove the need to travel to ports to reapair ships. The missions are far too repetitve (capture a ship, smuggle goods over and over again...), but offer something different compared to the vanilla game. If they get around to optimising the game, fixing the interface and camera controls, and fixing the boat load (wow a pun) of bugs, then this could be bumped up to a 7 or 8. Expand
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63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
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  1. Fans of the game will enjoy this distraction, even with its similarities to Pirate Bay, and with any luck some of the more promising additions will pave the way for further enhancements for what is really a neat, if slightly flawed, little game.
  2. For $10, it's difficult to complain with what is on offer with EIC:P, but the unexcusable issues regarding performance make this a cautionary purchase.
  3. Takes you back in time and let you command a trading company under the 17th century. Trading, diplomacy and war are all natural ingredients of this RTS game. A good alternative if you’re looking for a trading simulation with a historical perspective.