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Sid Meier's Pirates! (Xbox)

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Genre: Strategy / Rating: E - (Everyone) / 1 player / published by: Atari

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      17.10.2008 21:02
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      Great game!

      At the start of the game you are introduced to your family your character and your enemy baron Raymond when they get taken away because they are in debt but your Character tries to escape and succeeds now on with the review. The game it self is really fun and addictive in fact while I'm writing this I'm playing it as well you start of as a lonely pirate sailing around and visiting loads of different cities in your ship recruiting more pirates and trying to uncover the clues to where your family is. During all of that you have your love life and pirate life while sailing around there is loads of other ships sailing around as well which you can attack and depending on who you attack and what nationality they are it shapes your alliances' and enemy's . The sword fights and ship battles get a bit repetitive with the same moves but the game lasts for ages and is great fun. Every time you visit the towns and speak to the Governors you can get promoted depending on what you have been doing and who you have been attacking also if your really lucky you will get to meet his daughter and go to the ball with her .If your a really good dancer you can get a gift or important information to do with the whereabouts of baron Raymond or your family. This game has got local multiplayer ship battles and Xbox live scoreboards. You can now download this game on the Xbox 360 Marketplace for 1100 Microsoft Points and there is also extra flag and sails images and extra battle maps and extra even the odds sequences. All in all this is a great game and I would recommend to anyone. Thanks for Reading.

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      24.01.2008 00:19

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      If you like pirates, you will not be dissapointed.

      I like to think that i am a big fan of Pirates. The fims i am not such a fan of, but the whole idea in general. When i saw this game i thought that i had to have it. It took a while to get it, as i am rather cheap, and its not the easiest to get hold of cheap. However when i finally did get it, i was not dissapointed. Its an easy enough game to play and understand. You play as a young pirate, whos family has being kidnapped and you have to get them back. This is where the structure finishes. The rest of the game is up to you. In the game you can capture ships, attack ports, woo and dance with governours daughter, trade goods and fight Pirates. Completing each of these tasks is a delight, if a tad repetitive. I love playing this game as there is so much to do, and its very fun doing it all. However some of the tasks are a bit shallow. Theres not much variation. However i do believe this is only a small point as it takes a while before these feel repetitive, and there are so many things to do, it can be a while before you are repeating yourself.

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      26.02.2007 18:56
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      Strategy pirate game.

      This is a fun game to play with lots of swash buckling action and the chance to use every pirate stereotype phrase that you can think of. In the game you play a pirate who carries out a campaign of revenge against the Spanish who wronged you and the objective of the game is to amass as much wealth as possible while you character ages until you get to retire into the pirate hall of fame. The game can be played as an open ended strategy game with you sailing the seas doing as you please or alternatively you can follow a set path within the main storyline as you seek revenge, essentially this gives you two games within one and the option to play how you choose however I did find that if you embark on the roaming mode it is hard to get back within the main storyline without starting again. Dependant on how you set up the game some ports will be safe havens and you will have free reign to attack those ships not flying the appropriate flags, it is not however a case of attacking everything in sight as strategy does play a part. You need to take into account he size of your crew and the amount of food required as this limits the range over which you can sail, you also need to maintain the morale of your crew, if they do not think they are getting a fair share of the plunder then you may face a mutiny. Certainly I found this quite an addictive game, there are sword fights a plenty and also sea battles to occupy you in addition to the need to find hidden treasure. I particularly found the sea battle quite challenging as you need to take into account the wind which affects your ability to manoeuvre whilst at the same time using the right ammunition to enable you to capture a ship rather than just sink it. There is a fair amount of sword fighting and dancing to be done and while initially they can be difficult to master they do follow a similar pattern and it is all about timing your blows or moves in order to win. Visually the game is very colourful and is a delight to play. There are some nice touches of humour to the storyline and animation of the characters. Definitely worth checking out as there is a decent amount of playing time to be had. It can be purchased from Amazon for £14.98 new or £7.45 from the new and used section.

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    • Product Details

      Originally released in 1987, Pirates! received unprecedented critical acclaim for crossing multiple game genres to offer unique, unrivaled gameplay options. Pirates! set the industry standard for innovative game design with its unique blend of open-ended role-playing, real-time adventures and thrilling action sequences. Now it's time for Sid Meier and Firaxis Games to bring this pioneering action-adventure game into the 21st century. An entirely new game engine will deliver updated gameplay, stunning new features, spectacular 3D graphics and enhanced sound effects, so players can fully experience the intrigue, adventure and danger of life as a pirate on the Spanish Main.