Summary: Saw accolades and recommendations for this game, so I bought it. Did not live up to the hype. Graphics are something out of an early 1990's PC game, controls are simplistic, and after you spend a few hours figuring out the game, everything is super-easy. Circle around for ship-to-ship, and ram the other guy to fight the captain using the x-button and rapier to push him back. Take ships, sell stuff, sign on more crew, dance sometimes... that's about it.
Summary: I thought this would be an exact port, but many of the game play elements are far less polished than the PC game. I really enjoyed the PC version, but this one was a struggle to like. Only play this one if you don't have a PC.
Summary: I really enjoyed Sid Meier's Pirates! on the XBOX and so was looking forward to taking the same game on the go with the PSP version. I ended up disappointed because the PSP version isn't nearly as good. The main problems are the much smaller screen and the significantly longer load times. This results in my single biggest complaint: ship-to-ship combat takes place on a zoomed in version of the world map, rather than on a much more detailed small patch of ocean.
Summary: in two words: repetitive and boring. the gaming repeats 4 or 5 actions all the time without any evolution happening. u got a new ship and well u keep dominating the word as before. the game is really boring and the attempts to introduce some variation (dancing with the governors daughter or searching for thesaurus inland) just bring more repetition to the game. the graphics are really bad too without any kind of inovation.
Summary: This is a solid, open-world/sandbox adventure game that involves plundering towns/ships, searching for hidden treasures, dancing with governors' daughters, earning ranks, etc.. All this is quite fun in the beginning, but falls apart after awhile. I would compare this game to Assassin's Creed, where you repeat the 5 or so types of missions over and over again.
Summary: Fun game. I played it non stop for a month or two. Plus, it has different settings and the game play changes depending on which setting you play so you get a slightly different experience each time you play a differnt setting.