Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants – PC

Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants – PC

Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants - PC

  • Two different single player campaigns: Adventurer and Trader
  • Naval battles, raids, plundering and invasions await the Adventurer, while the Trader will develop trade routes and the economy to earn glory, fortune and power
  • 16 different ship types, such as powerful Galleons or versatile Frigates
  • Organize trade with 60 different cities such as Port-au-Prince or Tortuga
  • A comprehensive trade system, with supply and demand dynamically setting the price of goods and wares, like in the real world

The Caribbean, in the turbulent 17th Century. The mighty kingdoms of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands fight over the colonies. And there you are, a young sea captain whose only goal is to become the most powerful man in the New World. To achieve that goal, you may choose one of the two available campaigns: will you become an Adventurer or a Trader?If you chose the way of the Adventurer, lead an unforgiving campaign for the conquest of the seas: invasion, piracy, bounty hunting, raiding

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3 Responses to “Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants – PC”

  1. Shaun Danks says:
    45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Better off getting Port Royale 2., May 30, 2012
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    Its hard to fully express how disappointed I was with this game. Having loved Port Royale 2, and spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours playing that game, I was super excited to find out that a Port Royale 3 was coming out. I found out two days before it came out, and got 15% off by pre-ordering the game. The first game I think I have ever pre-ordered. Even at a discount, it’s not worth the money.

    Ever seen a video game get a face lift? That’s basically what this was. Another old time favorite game of mine, Deadlock, by the now bankrupt and gone Accolade, did the same thing. Produced a great game with Deadlock, and years later released Deadlock 2, which was identical to Deadlock 1, except for different menu colors, and re-done animations. Nothing new was added, no new gameplay, no new missions, dont even think the music changed. Very similar thing has happened here. The company that made Port Royale 2 is bankrupt and gone, and this is more like a digitally remastered version of PR2 than an actual sequel to PR2.

    Port Royale 3. They did change the music. The music is decent. That may be the only compliment in here about this game. The ships are the same, the towns are the same, the goods are the same. Granted, there’s a lot of things that wouldn’t make sense if they changed, like the name and/or location of a town; and I’m not expecting sub-marines to be available at the shipyard alongside wooden sloops. But… come on, if there is nothing new in the game, why am I buying it? There were no additional ship designs that could be offered, or a way to customize ships, or smaller towns that could be added alongside the existing larger towns ?

    PR2, you had 19 different commodities that you could trade. PR3 has 20. Of the 19 in PR2, 17 of them have made it back in PR3. The interface for buying the goods is actually worse in PR3. In PR2 you could click a button allowing you to buy items by 1s, 10s, or 100s. In PR3, its a slider bar, slides by 1s up to 10, then by 2s, then by 5s. Its very annoying, and very fickle to deal with.

    So the goods and ships are the same, no big deal right? The missions are the same too. Hunt down this person for revenge, find my lost boy, rescue your missing wife. IF you’ve played PR2, you’ve done all these missions a hundred times. Maybe since I’ve done them a hundred times already, is why they have no appeal now.

    Face Lift: Most of the core items still exist exactly as they were in Port Royale 2. It wouldn’t surprise me if they used the same code, added new music, and enhanced the graphics. The graphics ‘OVERALL’ are much better than in PR2. Let me emphasize that while I think overall they are better, its not better everywhere, ie. across the board. In PR2, all of the important characters, wife, viceroy, governors, townspeople who would hire you, and the chronicler, all had animated video clips. Video and Sound to tell you your mission, or ask your help. In PR3, only the advisor gets video clips, everyone else is just a quick sound clip with a still picture. The characters no longer tell you your mission either; they say “I have an offer for you”, and then you have to read the proposal. The towns are beautiful High Def graphics, yet all the buildings are the same color, and hard to differentiate when you are in town.

    Other things of note: The overall interface of the game is worse. The slider bar becomes real annoying real quick. Transferring items and/or ships between convoys is more annoying and cumbersome than before. Checking convoy status is harder to get to, and even with the campaign and multiplayer put in, It feels like more was taken out from PR2, than was put in to PR3; why was the gambling card game at the Tavern removed? why were the mission success videos taken out?

    Bottom Line: I have a hard time giving this game 1 star, it seems really harsh. Yet, 2 stars feels like way more than it deserves. I’m giving it 2 stars with the following advice. Anyone who has played Port Royale 2, is going to be severely disappointed with this game. Anyone who hasn’t, you’d be better off saving some money and getting Port Royale 2, which you’ll probably like better anyhow.

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  2. Evan Powell says:
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Not as bad as people say, August 1, 2013
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    This review is from: Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants – PC (DVD-ROM)
    I also have Port Royal 2 and for a while now I could not play it due to my new computer’s OS. PR2 was simply too old to run on my computer. However, PR3 is almost exactly the same as PR2 but I consider it an upgrade. For one of my favorite computer games of all time, I got to play it again (because the system requirements checked out), I got a huge graphics upgrade, and I got it for less then ten bucks.

    A lot of people were also complaining about the learning curve of the game. However, I can remember PR2 was no different in that respect. The only “learning” I had to do was to figure out where the menu buttons were moved to as well as a few things in the combat parts.

    I do not rate this at 5 stars because (besides graphics and OS requirement upgrades) there was nothing really added to the in-game experience. Over all, I think it is an exceptional game if you can get past its quirks.

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  3. C. G. Brown says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Requires username/password to play, October 24, 2013
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    This review is from: Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants – PC (DVD-ROM)
    It’s an alright game, but requires registration and a user-name/password to play. I’m wonder why, at the $5 bargain-bin price? The game itself is what I expected having tried the PS3 version first. I had no problems with installation and the game worked with my HDTV widescreen 720p television so the proper configuration and support is present (unlike in Port Royale 1 or 2 which have screen cut-off issues) The game controls are a little more friendly with the keyboard and mouse than with a PS3 controller. Generally I recommend the PC version if you are a fan of the series.

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