In this bundle you can have two great trade games, predecessors to Patrician 3, in the price of just one! Set against the historical backdrop of maritime trade at the time of the Hanseatic League, the Patrician series sees the player take the role of a citizen of a medieval hanseatic town in Northern Europe, between London and Novgorod, with the aim being to rise from the status of an ordinary, unimportant trader to that of a major business tycoon and governor of your hometown.
To achieve this goal, the player must gain the respect and recognition of other inhabitants and try to make a profit through maritime trade, the production of goods and the completion of missions. The player can raise his profile by both improving the city and through diplomacy, or by raising money for his treasury by means of piracy and smuggling - but watch out, others want easy money too, so you would do wise to arm your ships!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Violence. PEGI Rating: 3+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2009-10-21 06:32:07 bybandyman87:
I have had this game for some time and I still enjoy playing it and trying different ways of getting to the top (which I have yet to achieve), The game at first can be a bit daunting but give it time and it will become a game you will enjoy playing again and again.
As you probably know if you have played the original this is a trading Sim, I find the Patrician 2 though to be theread more best of the bunch not only graphically but also gaming wise with some major improvements which you expect from a sequel.
The main thing I like about this game is how you can build your own businesses and deal with supply and demand, I tend to concentrate on Visby all the time, no idea why but I just think its in the best location, the only downfall I can see with this game is it can get a bit much when you have several businesses to look after and if your not careful the costs can go mental and you will be broke in no time.
But overall I do love this game and I recommend anyone to give it a go.
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Posted on 2013-07-04 05:47:42 byjamotide:
If you are looking for the sequel, get Patrician 3 instead, it is the same game as Patrician 2 with the expansion which improves the game ALOT. There is zero reason to play without it.
In Germany it was called "Aufschwung der Hanse" and sold as an expansion to Patrician 2.
If you are looking for Patrician 1, then disregard this review.
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Posted on 2009-10-29 11:58:16 byandy_f1:
First Patrician was released in 1992 and was most complex trading game. I love economic games and this are better ones. It's not some easy tycoon but for me it's godd game was developed this way.
If you like economic games Patrician is definetely quite enjoyable. Een graphic side of games, not so important for this kind of games, is made nicely. Terrain & cities are renderedread more good and detailed. This is advantage of 2D games which I like from always; they getting old much slover than 3D ones. Sounds are good matched to graphic too. Nice main theme and sound effects
Patrician 2 has few game modes do discover; small single player missions, campaign and multiplayer up to 8 players. It's another game with 'from zero to hero' schematic. You start as some low-level trader,no one knows you, no one respects you, you have to earn all of it by your actions. Fundamental knowledge about economics and trading mechanism brings you few benefits here. Patrician it's a game which you hae to be prepared to... Fortunatele couple of tutorial missions are avaiable but the don't learn you all. But anyway i personaly don't count it as disadvantage.
I like difficult games and especially those satysfying. Patrician is one of those...
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