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  • Summary: Rise of a Dynasty is the expansion for Patrician IV.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 12, 2011
    80
    If you're not already the kind of gamer who obsesses over making an extra 2% rate of return on investment, this game probably isn't for you, but for those that enjoy business simulation games and are willing to put the time into learning how Patrician IV works, this game delivers incredible value.
  2. Aug 31, 2011
    75
    Patrician IV combined with the add-on is one of the best economic strategies I encountered during the last couple of years. Those of you who are into such games will have a lot of fun with it and probably will be able to let obsolete graphics slide. [September 2011, p.71]
  3. 65
    A failed attempt to right the wrongs of Patrician IV, Rise of a Dynasty is a very questionable investment of your time. [June 2011, p.98]
  4. May 28, 2011
    58
    Quotation forthcoming.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 20, 2013
    8
    My main disappointments with Patrician IV were the bland and boring graphics and the arcade-style sea combat. RoaD delivers some really niceMy main disappointments with Patrician IV were the bland and boring graphics and the arcade-style sea combat. RoaD delivers some really nice improvements to the graphics, making the game much more enjoyable to play. Unfortunately the sea combat is till a boring clickfest, the predecessor Patrician III had much more deep and interesting approach to the fights. Nevertheless, trading, not fighting, is the main focus of the game and it feels much nicer with Rise of a Dynasty.

    In addition to better graphics this add-on also adds an extra feature of inland towns and land trade routes which are nice extra challenge for the player.
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