Summary: I started out giving it a 10 for being one of only a few PC style strategy games ported to the consoles. In the strategy resource managing area it is a 10. Unfortunately the controls are not laid out well, and there is no user manual or "comprehensive" tutorial. I've accidentally found a lot of information by just randomly pushing every button..
Summary: I loved Tropico 3 and I was looking forward to something similar, only with Pirates! The economic side of the game seems like it has potential but quickly gets boring. You transport a number of goods from island to island over and over and over again. The idea is to "supply the demand" of various islands and amass a small fortune. With this money you can gain enough influence to become governor of an island or two. The problems with this is it takes a very long time.
Summary: This download refused to install on either my Windows XP desktop or Windows 7 laptop -- so not a computer problem, but an issue with the game itself. Do not pay money for this unless you want to literally throw away $5.