Rise of Venice – Gold Edition is the comprehensive edition of the award-winning Strategy game Rise of Venice. It features the main game, the official expansion ‘Beyond The Sea’ and all previously released additional content: including the ‘Steamship’ DLC and ‘Sea Monsters’ DLC.Read full description
Rise of Venice – Gold Edition is the comprehensive edition of the award-winning Strategy game Rise of Venice. It features the main game, the official expansion ‘Beyond The Sea’ and all previously released additional content: including the ‘Steamship’ DLC and ‘Sea Monsters’ DLC.
In Rise of Venice, you play as a young man with ambitions of achieving success, power and wealth in Venice at the time of the Renaissance. With the support of your family, you must begin to build up a trading empire across Genua, Tripoli, Rome, Alexandria and Constantinople - in addition to many other significant merchant cities. Through entrepreneurial expertise and maybe even a little Machiavellian intrigue, you must choose between your friends and political allies in order to ascend through the ranks of Venetian society and increase your influence. Create your own fleet, establish production facilities and participate in the political life of Venice. Or venture into challenging battles against pirates, remove competing political rivals and eventually rule as the powerful and illustrious Doge of Venice.
The major add-on ‘Beyond the Sea’ expands the game world of Rise of Venice by adding 13 new cities and numerous residence missions which are given to the player by his family. It also adds special Doge tasks and the NAO ship class: which Christopher Columbus sailed upon when he first discovered America in 1492
In addition to the main game, Rise of Venice - Gold Edition features the official expansion ‘Beyond The Sea’ and all previously released additional content
Trade a variety of goods in the most important cities at the time of the Renaissance: such as Rome, Alexandria, Marseilles, Constantinople, Casablanca and Athens.
With your own family tree you can interact with other members, send them on missions and watch how the power of your family grows over time.
Meet other important families who are pulling the strings in Venice’s government and influence political decisions yourself.
Build your own production facilities and trading fleets
Take fate into your own hands and test your skills in exciting sea battles
Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players via LAN and Internet
Residence missions: family members contact the player with tasks to earn special benefits
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From the publishers of stellar Tropico series, here comes Rise of Venice, a strategy game with great premise of being a merchant with your own ship and goods to sell. It is kind of like Port Royal series, but without the fun of it, sadly. While the graphics and sound are pretty good, everything else is sadly not. First of all, there is no proper tutorial for the game and it can get pretty complex and overwhelming in the beginning with how many options you have to choose from. No customisation of the character is also a letdown, since the merchant is "you" and not hilarity of el presidente. Also what is worth mentioning is that the game has poor pathfinding and trade system is straight ripped off from X3: Terran Conflict, only difference being that here trading doesn't matter much, since AI will have always the same prices, which kind of kills the purpose of this game. Overall, it is a game that has a lot of promise, but is incredibly unwelcoming to new players and loves to leave them in the cold. If you're Port Royal veteran, you will like this game and its expansion, but if it's your first time with this type of game, you better try something else or pick it up when on sale, because you might not like how unforgiving this game can get.
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