Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Pirates!
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Aaron S Connor, Amazon
22 December 2014
Summary: It worked well on my computer with windows seven, I have had very few headaches however the game closes the window on my computer every now and then but just push one key on the mouse brings it back up again, it may have something to do with the color setting on my computer. But it looks great other wise, and has the same old game play that I was looking for. I would recommend buying it if you prefer the old Pirates with the better on land battles.
Summary: The game is really fun and addicting. It is a little outdated with graphics and everything and sometimes The ship gets stuck on the shore and I have to reload, but it is really fun. Though I do wish the game came with everything, like in the picture. It would have been cool and helpful to have the life size map and the booklet that would help you with the game.
Summary: Sid Meier's Pirates is inventive and original. It has some aspects of the game that I haven't seen in other games. I like the idea of trying to build up my treasure within a certain time frame (your pirate ages and you can only be a pirate for so long before your health can't take it anymore). Trying to win the love of the daughters of the Govenors in the different cities is also fun. The only problem is after awhile the game starts to feel repetitive.
Summary: I love this game. The graphics are old, the action is stilted but I still love it. If you are of the age when pirates and cowboys filled the TV screen rather than robots and laser guns, this is a trip back to your childhood. There is strategy and timing but hand and eye coordination, while helpful, is not the most important aspect of the game.
Summary: Within minutes of installing this on my windows 7 machine, I was up and running and playing. Controls are very intuitive, and gameplay is deceptively easy. Fun, and even my 11 year old enjoyed it.