Kim Soares of Nitro Games is a reasonable man. He read the reviews and heard the commentary on his first release, East India Company. Too shallow, they said. Too repetitive, they said. Not enough variety, they said. And he accepted most of the critiques in the spirit in which they were intended. Conquest of the Americas is Nitro's second stab at an historic trade empire game and a lot of the elements will be familiar to strategy gamers. In fact, a lot of the elements seem inspired by Sid Meier's Colonization.