posted by Starblazer62 (HAMPSTEAD, MD) Jun 22, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
I loved this game !!! I look forward to a sequel. The animation is very good, the characters are a hoot to watch. ( especially the local governors. ) The ship battles are realistic, with visible damage as the battles progress, ( torn sails, broken masts, men overboard, etc.. ) The sword fights between your character and the ships captains as you try to board are not so real, ( no blood -n-guts, torn clothing, etc.. ) but the resulting animation is funny. The captains would make the three stooges proud. Your whole family can take turns being a pirate, and play as a good or bad character. As a good pirate, you work for the local governors, hunting down other pirates, and sinking ships from other nations at war with your governors nation to earn land grants, promotions, and his daughters hand in marriage. As a bad pirate you are at liberty to attack any nations ships, towns, etc., and hideout with other famous pirates from history. The barmaids are a little busty, but nothing to keep younger pirates from playing, so don't worry mom, you won't have to cover little johnny's eyes in the taverns. There is a story line about finding lost members of your family, taken away by an evil baron, and restoring your familys honor and wealth, but you are free to follow that path, or just roam arround the expansive game world ( for its time ) explore, and enjoy !! I give this game two sabres up !!!