For those who remember, I condemned Nitro Games’ East India Company to a watery grave. It was characterless, drab and unwieldy. I’ve had a little hands-on with it’s successor, Commander : Conquest of the Americas to see if it improves on Nitro’s attempt at the early modern trade sim.
Standing atop your rickety deck, sea spitting into your face as a storm rages all around you, East India Company successfully provokes nausea. In the best possible way. It’s impossible not to feel your stomach churning while you take direct command of your ships, steering through the full fury of a high seas storm.