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.
Summary: Product by Amazon from iNetVideo: As described. Very pleased with the representation and actual material of the product. All the pictures in the description were accurate and the box included the Cd in a nice glossy 2 disc flat pack case, the thick binded 143 page game booklet/instruction manual, and the cool fold out map of the Caribbean that I had to have! The price was awesome! And the shipping faster than I expected. Very pleased with the marketing of the game.
Summary: After moving, I could no longer find this game in my collection. Then I bought a DVD version from another group and it wasn't the same. They substituted their own videos instead of using 2K's and it crashed the software several times. Finally convinced I needed the original two disc set, my search started. Finally, after contacting several Amazon.com merchants, I was able to find exactly what I was looking for. Brand new, in the box, sealed from 2005.
Summary: We played Pirates! back on the old Commodore 64 and it was one of our favorite games of all time, so we were thrilled when we saw that there was a release for the PC. This plays a lot like the original game and is still an exceptionally fun game. The basic goal of the game is to rise as high as possible by building a reputation, wealth, and completing missions for various leaders (governors, priests, etc).
Summary: I will not say that this game does not have its problems the most annoying aspect of which is dancing with the governor's daughter 500 times (that's not an exaggeration I counted) there is also the issue of the repetition of the vast majority of the cut scenes. However I will say for all of its faults the game is fun to play. A couple of hours spent blasting Dutch or Spanish shipping is never a waste of time.
Summary: Sid Meier is a great developer and this game is no exception. You won't find a super deep strategy game with tons of micro-management here. It's essentially a collection of mini games that allows you to explore the life of a pirate in the 1600s. It's easy to jump into, and the learning curve is pretty small. It could easily be played by older players and younger players alike and has a very light hearted cartoonish appearence.
Summary: I had recently purchased a poor substitute from Atari a few months back, thinking it was the updated version of Sid Meier's classic game I used to play on the Sega or Commodore 64 as a kid. It soon became obvious that I had been saddled with a plastic paper weight. But it drove me to look a little harder for an updated version of Pirates!