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7.4 out of 10

Pirates of the Burning Sea

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User Review

vad, Metacritic
18 October 2013
  • Summary: great game. great economy. interesting tactical battles. poor advertisement for the game. lack of motivation for RvR. Patches are constantly changing balance and ease-game.
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User Review

TheEarthDragon, Metacritic
25 January 2013
  • Summary: Far better game then many of these reviews suggest. One of the very few games where you can run start to run an extremely successful business just a few hours in. Very good job Flying Labs. Swordplay needed some work and there should have been more bonuses for being one of the few utilizing obscure ports, giving them actual value.
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User Review

tardacus, Metacritic
25 February 2012
  • Summary: This game is an absolutely dreadful waste of time. This game shares the grindfest gameplay model of most MMO`s complete with forced PVP against players many levels higher than you and with no chance of winning.When you lose a forced PVP fight against these higher level people you items and ships which takes days or even weeks of mind numbing grinding to replace. If you enjoy grinding for This game is an absolutely dreadful waste of time.
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Overall 6
6.0

Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum

Nick72, Ciao
7 December 2008
  • Excerpt: I can't be the only person who, rather than sitting in the office filling in spreadsheets no-one reads, would rather be sailing on the open seas of the Caribbean, sweeping it clear of the Queen's enemies or waiting for a fat little merchantman to waddle into my clutches. Flying Lab Software thought not, in the middle of a glut of MMORPGs which let you kill loads of orcs or, um, er, kill lots of goblins comes one which allows you to fulfil your fantasies as a honourable...
  • Pros: Interesting concept with a player based economy, lots of quests and player vs player PVP
  • Cons: Population imbalance can mean that some nations are almost impossible to play .
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Overall 10
10

Arrrr This be a Game For me

Uxbridge, Play.com
10 October 2008
  • Conclusion: If are looking for a game that needs more brain than speed and you don't have to play 16 hours a day to be a part of, this has got to be it!! The game is Beautiful I think it has the right balance of crafting (business),Roll play (Arr ye gets ta fight the French and Spanish) PVP (fight the French and Spanish ) And The ships look like ships and even act quite like them. A game for adults maybe more than kids.
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Overall 6
6.0

A Ok game, but with many bugs and limited lifespan

AvengerUK, Play.com
10 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Ive been playing the game since beta, into pre-boarding and now launch. Yes, at first its fun, new and a change to your usual MMO. However, after many missions which look and feel exactly the same - shooting ships in a similar fashion 100's of times, you can imagine that it starts to ware off.
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Overall 10
10

OFC IT WILL

Abalone, Play.com
10 October 2008
  • Conclusion: lucas1 - Of course it will be compatible with vista!
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Overall 8
8.0

Mr Sulu Warp 5

deplorable, Play.com
10 October 2008
  • Conclusion: First this is Vista compatable, so rejoice and unlike LOTRO/WoW there isn't a heavy process of making sure it works via firewall or administrator.
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Overall 6
6.0

A good game! But not so good as an mmorpg.

Infidel, Play.com
10 October 2008
  • Conclusion: If you've enjoyed any other Pirates game, then you'll enjoy this one, but that doesnt mean its worth the £7.00 Pay to Play a month sub.
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Overall 2
2.0

To reliant on PvP.

Mooshie, Play.com
10 October 2008
  • Conclusion: PvE although it's there is just the same thing either sail around looking for enemy ships and try to avoid PvP area's or do the same boring quests until you reach max level. Ships graphics look ok but land based look they come off an old PS1.
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