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Agathain Sea Traders

The map that serves as a setting for the game. Can anyone help
March 4th, 2004
Score : 6.0 fair
Peasant Female
Storyline: There is no storyline as this is a strategy game. The goal of the game is to get as much money as you can. You can earn money by buying goods, such as food, clothes and furniture, and selling them at a higher price. In order to do that, you have to buy goods in one town and sell them in another. While you are on your way to another city, pirates can steal your goods. Another difficulty is that the prices in the towns keep on changing.

Map and graphics: The map is a drawing of a sea with shores and cities. The graphics used are new and suit the game very nicely.

Music: Fair.

Good: Although a strategy game is not original, it is however original to use the Dink engine to make a strategy game. When you see the map it is like you have just started a unknown strategy game, which is nice since it makes you feel excited to learn all about the game, the rules an how you can win, just when you start any other new strategy game.

Not so good: You do not actually travel to another city, so the map with cities is just for fun. The only thing you can do is buy and sell things and that gets tedious after a while. Since you cannot depend on set prices, you can not set out a strategy but have to depend on luck.

Overall: Very nice game, but it gets boring too soon.

Fit for: If you want to play a very simple strategy game.