gamers (31%) found this review helpful
I was super excited for this game. On paper it reads like a great "play pirate" RPG which is what it should have been, and there are a bunch of great ideas and features here. Unfortunately, it is all executed amateurly. I admit i only played for about 3 hours, but that was all i could take. From the title screen I already got the feeling that this was a PS2 game that was rereleased for PS3. The in game animations are laughable, the dialogue is disjointed, and the fighting system is one note button mashing. There are however abilities to learn to improve combat but they cost seemingly outrageous amounts of money. I was able to learn one new ability in three hours... that is not flowing gameplay. This is why I have gamefly, if i had spent $60 on what sounded like a good game only to play this joke of an open-world rpg I would have broken something.(and pretended it was the game developers necks)
I enjoyed this game except for the glitch type errors that kept popping up. Game play was good, but I was just disappointed in the other things. sometimes the voice acting would vanish completely on some characters, and once it wouldn't stop freezing on me when i was trying to do some quests. Honestly its a good game, but its like they didn't get all of the kinks out of it before they put it on market. if they worked out ALL of kinks this game could easily be a 10 out of 10 in my opinion
I'll say the ONE thing that makes this game so bad: bugs. Freezing, glitching and frame skips happen on a consistent basis.
However, if their is a possibility for updates to solve these problems then WOW what a game. Think Assassins Creed Black Flag, but with more RPG and historical accuracy. I actually find myself learning about things during the pirate era. This game could have been tough competition for Skyrim, the amount of space you can explore, the endless items and quests make this game epic. If any of you can put up with the glitches, then realize that this game is only about 5$. Just use your gamefly coupon to buy it, give it a second chance and pray for an update.