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.
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.
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 .
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.
A Ok game, but with many bugs and limited lifespan
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.
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.