In Patrician IV, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Ages, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire. Starting from meager beginnings as a small stall trader, players must use every skill at their disposal to rise through the merchant ranks and become the most powerful merchant in Europe. The authentic supply and demand-based trading system allows players to grow their business and head out to the high seas to form trading routes with other Hanseatic cities negotiating better prices for the buying and selling of goods.
When you think of conquest, the one thing that probably comes to mind is war, while things like trade and economy are probably somewhere at the bottom of that list. In Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade, knowing your way around the economy is the way to success and rise to power. Taking on the role of the nephew to an enormously successful trader, you embark on a quest following in his footsteps.Patrician IV's foundation relies on the world's economy. The premise is always buy for a little, sell for a lot. In the early parts of the game, your single ship will scour settlements across the Mediterranean. Each of these settlements thrive on certain kinds of goods, but also lack others, which is where you come in. You relieve them of their excess goods by paying a small fee, and then roll in... Read Review