East India Company to Expand

Paradox Interactive announces East India Company Privateer, an upcoming expansion for Nitro Games' naval combat RTS game East India Company, saying it "introduces players to a dark and mysterious world with allegiances only to fortune and a thirst for destruction." The "ominous" GamesCom cinematic trailer for the add-on is posted on the YouTube, and here's word on what you will get to do playing as a Privateer:
When playing Privateer, you can hire two distinct type of commanders for your fleets: merchant captains and privateers. You’ll be contracted by the crown or other powers for different missions, ranging from smugglin and escorting friendly fleets to locating, capturing or sinking important ships from enemy nations. Also included in East India Company: Privateer is a brand new multiplayer scenario entitled ”Breakthrough.” In Breakthrough, one team will attempt to escort their flagship to safety while the other team tries to destroy the enemy ship.

East India Company: Privateer Features:

      • Two new campaigns in which you play the game as a privateer of your chosen nation.

      • New missions, including locating and either sinking or capturing enemy ships, blockading enemy ports and escorting friendly fleets.

      • New commander skills to fit the life of a privateer, such as "False Colors", which allows the player to get close to the victim without them perceiving a threat, and "Critical Hit", which gives the player a chance to hit an enemy ship’s magazine, causing the enemy ship to explode.
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Aug 20, 2009, 11:43
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Re: East India Company to Expand Aug 20, 2009, 11:43
Aug 20, 2009, 11:43
 
Actually, the latest patches removed most of the problems with the interface. As for simplistic gameplay, that's a matter of opinion; it's simpler than, say, Patrician 3, but I guess the point of the game was to have simpler, equal measures of trading and combat, in which it succeeds (mostly).
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Aug 20, 2009, 10:20
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Re: East India Company to Expand Aug 20, 2009, 10:20
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I thought this game had terrible reviews ranging from a horrifically unintuitive interface to simplistic gameplay. Why are they expanding it, exactly?
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