Summary: This is not the real box version with the map and guidebook. This is just a cheap case with a disc in it. What a rip off. Says "New" and it is NOT the Factory "New" just a remake in a case that was shipped over from England. Buyer beware! I bought this by mistake thinking it was the factory one. Big mistake on my part. If you love this game as I do, you want the real deal and not some cheap knock-off that is missing the book and map. Avoid at all costs!
Smoggy "You cut me, I bleed ink. I wrote that.", Amazon
31 December 2004
Summary: First of all please note that this review is written having actually purchased and played the full retail version of the game. It's not a review of what might be or of a pre-release version. This is what you actually get. The game has great potential and is fun to play but is deeply flawed. First of all it would not run on my computer (despite meeting all of the system requirements easily) without fiddling with the operating system.
Summary: I really don't know where to start with this one. :-( First off, I am an avid collector of anything pirate. I have played "Pirates!" since it came out on the C-64, I had an Amiga and a "Pirates! Gold" PC version. Then news came out that Firaxis was about to release this classic in 2004. I bought it and I wasn't impressed. This game is highly un- innovative and repetitive.
Summary: I was very disappointed with this game. After the hype, the actual game is poor and repetitive. The main character (who you have no choice but to play) is annoying and looks about 12. The gameplay soon turns out to be very limited and boring. I expected much more from Sid Meier. The despicable 'dancing' section of the game just tops it off.
Summary: Who wants to be a pirate? Maybe in real life, but not in a computer game. This game is tedious and woeful. I think this is a poor attempt at cracking a new market. There are many better ideas to make a game of than this. Like a knitting game.
Summary: Das Spiel lässt sich nicht starten, da es nach einer zweiten CD fragt, die aber bei der DVD-Version logischerweise nciht vorhanden ist. Es gibt zwar im Internet einen Patch zu dem Thema, aber der hat bei mir nicht geholfen! FAZIT: Hände Weg von der DVD-Version, wenn ihr nicht grad' PC-Cracks seid, die das Game trotzdem zum laufen bekommen...