These days, the RTS genre is flooded with games. Many copy the same model of story, plot and concept. Most RTS games even use the same arrangement of characters and visuals, which leads to very limited and uninviting games for fans of the genre. Port Royale does make a few blunders at certain aspects of the title, but for the most part, it is a welcomed addition to the genre and gives a flavorful boost of fun and excitement.
The traditional isometric god-perspective map board welcomes players into the lush islands of Port Royale. Three dimensional towns, ships, and items fluster the maps with detail and activity. While the circumstance of the graphics may be naturally expected of modern RTS games, placing all of the items in the port islands south of the Florida coast gives the game a better sense of historic realism, a feature that cannot be found its ethereal counterparts.
Port Royale's sound is full-bodied and fits the time frame well. The ambiance of brushing ocean shores and harsh hustle of industrial workmen is melded with an adequately leveled musical score that seems to follow the style of the game perfectly.