Summary: I found this game to be one of the most difficult, most poorly documented and least intuitive games I ever played. You start off the game with a crewmember to lead you through the start of the game. From there, you continue on your own. There is no primer on how to sail a ship. There is a minimal trainer on sword fighting but little feedback on how you're doing so you can modify your actions.
Be sure your PC has the min specs - this is picky software!
12 January 2005
Summary: Be careful when buying this product - it states that it runs on many Window's platforms, but actually works on very few. The video and sound card requirements are pretty hefty. I made the mistake of buying this software only to find out I can't run it, and my laptop is less than a year old. Plus, the trouble shooting information is minimal on both the software and the official website. I ended up having to contact technical support.
Beware of Bootleg copy put out by a UK company called UBI Soft Exclusive
J. Bryant "t0problemsolver", Amazon
12 January 2005
Summary: I have played Pirates of the Caribbean on Xbox, and I really enjoyed the game. But as you advanced to higher levels of play, the Xbox would lock up. So I was wanting to but the Bethesda's Pirates of the Caribbean PC version. Its is the same game. I recently purchase this NEW game from a 3rd party in Amazon.com. When I got the game, I was surprised by the cover, it had a different company name, of UBI Soft Exclusive in big letters along the botton of the packaging.
The graphics are great. Tis a Shame the Game Won't Play
J. C. Moore, Amazon
24 October 2004
Summary: I finally got a working (?) copy of the game after over a month of searching and waiting. It arrived Friday evening and it is now Sunday evening and the only part of the game I've actually seen is the splash screens for loading and the movie files. I've loaded, unloaded, reloaded and tweaked all weekend. I've upgraded drivers, checked my system to make sure I'm well within requirements (and am) and, as of this moment, the only part of the game that plays are the videos.
Summary: As an extremely avid gamer, I normally say I have no problem throwing [money] away on a new game, even if it only holds my interest for a few weeks. With Pirates of the Caribbean, I definately did throw away [money] though, and I wish I could get it back. I bought Pirates of The Caribbean after being addicted to Morrowind, another Bethesda game for months and months, expecting to see the same breathtaking graphics and flexibility of gameplay.
Summary: I bought this game thinking that perhaps it was just a name change, that maybe it was still going to be sea dogs 2... but alas, the gameplay is horrible.. the AI is lacking.. and the speech trees are annoying.. My only hope is that perhaps by selling out with this game, bethesda will have made enough to make another great game in the elder scrolls series.... Don't purchase this title thinking it will be Morrowindesque, it's just not even close.
Summary: For starters, you can't easily control your character or your ships. There are times you'd like to save, but can't. The instructions are non-existant. The combat engine is a joke. Combat is supposed to be an important part of the game, but the action is the worst I've seen in years. Please don't buy this game. If we keep buying [weak] games like this, there will be no real incentive for developers to make decent products!
Summary: Das Spiel Fluch der Karibik habe ich schon vor Jahren super gerne gespielt. Die Schlachten zu Wasser haben mich dabei stets am meisten begeistert, aber auch die Abenteuer zu Land waren immer spannend. Nun habe ich mir das Spiel erneut besorgt um noch einmal das Spielgefühl erleben zu können, doch das halbfertige Spiel von 2003 ist heute nicht mehr so ohne weiteres spielbar.