I NEVER thought I would be this disappointed with a port of Pirates! Pirates! has been my favorite game for a number of years; I went out of my way to see what the Wii version was like.
Multiplayer is terrible. This is a very traditional one-player game. Multiplayer should've been skipped.
The graphics are gorgeous, but the camera is too close, as another reviewer said. I enjoy the ability to customize ships and character.
Achievements and the "roadmap" are nice, but I would like a way to toggle the roadmap on or off.
Finally, the controls. The controls are simply terrible. Sword fighting and dancing are almost impossible. Since the road map includes "marry a governor's daughter," it's almost impossible to finish the game. The controls are just awful and have made me regret renting the game. Thank god I never have to buy a bad game again.
The concept of running your own pirate crew and building your strength by taking over other ships and attacking ports is great. However, the controls seemed incredibly clunky and steering the ship was near impossible. Perhaps the booklet explains some necessary controls that the game tutorial does not.