Excerpt: Ahoy, Ascaron-flagged corsairs! The times are set to measure all of our expectations. That of reliving the most notable celluloid adventures (old and new alike) on digital turf. More pixelated and deprived of substance, more...
Conclusion: Tortuga tries too much and accomplishes far too little. It’s a broken game, unfinished, derivative and sloppily produced, filled with uninteresting environments and levels. A pirate’s life is supposedly full of action and adventure, but you’ll find none of it here. If Tortuga proves anything, it’s that the developers at Ascaron should stick to strategy games.
Conclusion: If you are the kind of person that bought Animal Crossing back in 2002 and still play it, then you will garner many hours from Chibi-Robo DS. Even after you've beaten the main game, there is still tons to do and see, and it's great fun to keep customizing your park and making it even prettier. One thing that’s missing is online interactivity. I'd have loved it if fellow Chibi Robos could visit my park and run around in it.
Excerpt: Will the sails of Tortuga: Two Treasures billow in a strong wind or be shredded by buccaneer cannon fodder? Unfortunately this ship's sails flutter a little then get hit with a good dose of lead. In Tortuga: Two Treasures, the player takes on the roll of Thomas Ã¢â‚¬Å“HawkÃ¢â‚¬Â� Blythe, a captain under the infamous Blackbeard. As Hawk you pilot various ships around the Caribbean sinking and looting other ships.
Excerpt: Anyone who attends gaming conventions will be familiar with the t-shirts that
declare an opinion on the age-old gamers’ debate on which is cooler: pirates
or ninjas. Pirates games are in short supply these days, but thankfully Ascaron
and CDV have recently released Tortuga – Two Treasures. Fans of pirate
games will be pleased.
Summary: Tortuga: Two Treasures will have players setting sail as pirate captains in search of action, adventure and of course, treasure. You play Thomas "Hawk" Blythe and after you get betrayed and captured, a dramatic battle for power, romance, treasure and truth commences aboard the Jolly Roger.
Summary: Sid Meier has nothing to worry about. Even though Tortuga - Two Treasures is modeled after Meier's Pirates! remake from 2004, the game is a poor copy in every respect. Where Meier's take on the yo-ho-ho life was filled with open-ended adventures on the high seas, this Ascaron Entertainment production is burdened with dull, linear missions that take the wind right out of your Jolly Roger.
Pros: Very simplistic action adventure, if you like that sort of thing, Reasonably interesting ship-to-ship combat
Cons: Very derivative and predictable, Dull mission objectives, No open-ended game world to explore, A few balance issues during combat, Atrocious voice acting