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If you want a different way to play this game, just buy it. More money.more son.more cities.
|Mac Requirements||Minimum Supported||Will It Run?|
|Mac OS X||10.6.8||Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.|
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|CPU Type||Intel Mac Only|
|CPU Speed||2 GHz|
|System RAM||2 GB|
|Drive Space||2 GB|
|Video RAM||512 MB|
|Video (ati)||ATI Radeon HD 5670 *|
|* Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 4670, ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4870|
|Video (nvidia)||NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT *|
|* Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, NVIDIA GeForce GT 130|
|Video (intel)||Intel HD Graphics 4000 *|
|* Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900, Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA X3100, Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000|
If you are a bit bored with the base game, it could be interesting to give it a try.
Managing to keep your family in power (you live in republic) is a real challenge, prestige is important, as are plots and bribes. But your game could also end too quickly.
You have to be a mastermind in diplomacy as republics are usually (at least at the beginning) not powerful militarily. Also, you can loose your trade posts during wars or when rulers change for less friendly ones. Not to mention the rivalry of others trade republics.
So I would say that may not please everybody (I have mixed feelings) but if you want to try to build a trade empire instead of a military one, this is quite entertaining for some time. But on the long term you may want to return to the base game or try new expansions.