Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Pirates!
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A great adventure for families to explore.
Common Sense Media
5 May 2006
Summary: Parents need to know that players battle it out with ships and swords, but there isn't any blood, guts, or gore. In fact, the cut scenes at the end of a battle show enemies either surrendering peacefully or jumping into the sea to escape.
Excerpt: Since the first Pirates! game, countless titles have attempted to capture the magical, swashbuckling action—leaving bargain bins as cluttered as a pirates' graveyard. This epic remake ensures that you won't have to settle for a second-rate tale of adventure on the high seas.
Excerpt: The original incarnation of Pirates!, which came out in 1987, was a bit of a sensation, drawing upon multiple game play elements to create a diverse and engaging adventure that had great replay value.
Excerpt: Let’s get the history out of the way first. Sid Meier created the original Pirates! way back in the 80’s, and it was a nice open-ended game of piracy, where you got to battle other ships, participate in the swordfights, and even search for lost relatives and buried treasure.
Excerpt: I was kind of worried about this game before I began to play it. Sid Meier is the award winning creator of the Civilization series (as it says so sweetly on the box). Now, back in the day, I tried out Civilization. Granted, I was nine or ten, but it was still a computer game after all.
Conclusion: is a tight design that, instead of going with an everything including the kitchen sink design, is tightly controlled to distill the game down to it’s essence. Another fine game from Firaxis Games and worthy of stuffing in the stocking of any gamer.
Excerpt: I haven’t played the original (even if I actually owned a C64 computer), but as people say it was pure addiction. Sid Meier’s Pirates! was first released in 1987 and is still famous for its addictive gameplay, which included elements of strategy, action and role-playing genres.
Pros: Charming visuals, great gameplay, relaxing and entertaining
Cons: Monotonous music, replayability lost after many hours of gameplay