Reviews and Problems with Pirates of the Burning Sea
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Similar to "Pirates!" but online...
Abdullah Bolat "Shopaholic", Amazon
25 April 2011
Summary: I found this game to be similar to Sid Meir's Pirates!, but without the dancing and as a multiplayer game. In fact, as I was playing Pirates!, I had hoped to find a title that had multi-player game play as well as single player game play. Although Pirates of the Burning Sea (PotBS) does not have single-player mode (and thus you are required to have an internet connection to play it online), it makes up for its lack of single-play mode through an extensive and very...
Summary: UPDATE: 1/13/10 FLS (the developers) announced that effective in February they will be reducing the 5 current servers to just 2, in order to "attain the population density needed to sustain adequate gameplay". Since they started with 11 servers in January of 2008, reduced them to the current 5 about six months later, and have been furiously changing the game almost every month since then, need I say more?
Summary: Let me just mention some of the other MMOs I've played to give you an idea of my experience: World of Warcraft, Eve-Online, little bit of World War 2 online, Tabula Rasa. Well, this game was not too bad. The ship warfare is the best part but other than that, its just feels like yet another MMO (find NPC to get quest, complete quest, turn in for XP/gear/$$, repeat). The hand to hand combat is pretty lame.
Summary: Pirates of the Burning sea is gorgeous: the graphics are beautiful on the open ocean, or in smaller instanced environments, and the many ports in which you may land have a variety of looks and local color: there's always something going on. It's also easy to find missions, although sometimes the missions themselves are too far above or below you to be worth your while.
Summary: Add my voice to the chorus of those that 'really wanted to like this game.' I am a hobby pirate historian and own several other pirate games, computer and board. My only other MMO reference/experience is World of Warcraft; so, I'm using that as a point of comparison. The game offers a number of aspects of play, character based and ship based, as well as an economic facet; I will comment on each.
Summary: Ok 1st and foremost, the game still has bugs. Some people won't be able to play, so do your research on system specs etc.. Now 1. Ship gameplay gets 4.5/5 for me, it's fun, it's engaging, it looks pretty darn good. The only downside for me is the enemy and NPC AI. This will improve over time. 2. Swashbuckling gets 2/5 right now. It has a lot of potential, but at the moment little things throw me off...
Summary: Pirates of the Burning Sea (PotBS) is a Massively Multiplayer Online game where you are the captain of your own ship sailing the Caribbean circa 1720. There are three main gameplay areas in PotBS. They are, 1. Swashbuckling - This is your avatar. You walk around the towns gathering quests, selling goods to merchants, using the Auction House, and engaging in swashbuckling quests. 2.
Mixed feelings, technical nightmare, beautiful, easy, fun, game
John C. Merx, Amazon
30 January 2008
Summary: This game is great! So far that I have only been able to play it for 20 minutes. I loved the tutorial and the graphics are amazing. So far I actually really enjoy the interface... though I question... was "Age of Pirates" a pre-liminary release of this game??? The symbols, the graphics, the key-board controls, pretty much everything is identical in the UI.
Summary: I was really excited for this game. Sounds amazing on paper. There are pros and cons.... PROS 1. Ship to Ship combat...excellent. Agree its "better" for you to board, but I just sink everyone 2. PvP 3. Idea of the economy CONS 1. Avatar (sword) combat is stupid. I agree, lots of pushing "2". No strategy. They should eliminate it. 2. Steep Steep learning curve, with minimal guidance esp re the economy. This will leave a lot of MMORG newbies quick to bail.
Unless you celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day", pass
24 January 2008
Summary: I pre-ordered this game and participated in the beta and have also been playing since launch. I really wanted to like this game, having loved Sid Meier's Pirates, both on the old Nintendo & the re-release that came out for the Xbox/PC etc only a few years ago. The combat is not fun - it becomes tedious very quickly. There is no sense in sinking an enemy ship because the various professions/classes get bonuses by capturing ships (usually in the form of a pennant).