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Sid Meier's Pirates!

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Sid Meier's Pirates! (Wii) Review

Cubed³
3 January 2011
Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 5
5.0
Addiction 4
4.0

A Treasure Better Left Buried

GIN
29 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Sid Meier's Pirates! is well known for being a great game. So of course it would be a great idea to put it on the Wii and add motion controls, right? Wrong. You'll start the game as a young boy whose family owes a debt to an evil count. Not being able to pay the debt your family is being sold into bondage. You on the other hand have different plans. You escape your captors and swear to one day track down your family and defeat the evil count.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sid Meier's Pirates!

Nintendo World Report
24 October 2010
  • Summary: You are still a pirate, just an uncoordinated one.
  • Pros: Be a pirate!, Diverse gameplay options, Solid mindless diversion
  • Cons: Haphazard motion controls, Lack of tutorials for a complex title, Slow rate of travel
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 6
6.0

Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Game Boyz
23 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Chances are that no matter your age, if you’re a gamer you’ve heard of Sid Meier’s Pirates! Originally released in 1987 and ported to pretty much every platform in existence around that time, Pirates was remade in 2004 and released on PC, Xbox and PSP. The Xbox title was re-released on Xbox Live on the 360 and now it comes to the Wii. Despite being heavily into gaming even in the late ‘80’s this is the first time that I’ve had the chance to play any Pirates game.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
12 October 2010
  • Summary: For weeks, you've been tenaciously pursuing a pirate even more notorious than you across the Caribbean. So far, he has managed to stay just a short distance ahead of you, and your crew is starting to get restless, but you refuse to give up the chase. At long last, the wind catches your sails and you're within range of your prey with cannons at the ready. Dreaming of the fortune in doubloons your rival is rumored to carry aboard his ship, you give the order to fire.
  • Pros: Impressive freedom to play how you want to play, Wii-exclusive bombardment and lock-picking minigames are good additions, Ship combat is tactical and enjoyable
  • Cons: Minigames get old quickly, Unresponsive controls hamper dancing and swordfighting minigames, Some grainy visuals and performance issues, Flimsy manual and poor tutorial for a game with so much complexity
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

AAG
10 October 2010
  • Excerpt: 23rd October 2010 - I was happy when I was asked to review this game. I have grown up as a fan of pirates. In fact I have been a fan of all of Sid Meier’s games. I first played pirates on the Commodore 64. Pirates was first released in 1987. The game has evolved quite a bit since then.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

PixiTroc
9 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Prenez le large : l'arrivée sur Wii de la franchise très prisée de Sid Meier's Pirates! , va faire de vous un authentique pirate. Transporté dans un univers de duels, de cartes au trésor et d'action, le jeune boucanier que vous y incarnez entend bien devenir l'un des plus grands aventuriers à...
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Overall 6
6.0

Sid Meier’s Pirates! Review

Nintendo-Online
15 February 2011
  • Summary: Ahoi Piraten! „Sid Meier’s Pirates!“ segelt nun auch auf Wii, nachdem das Original bereits 1987 auf unter anderem dem PC und dem C64 erschien. 2004 legte man das Spiel in 3D neu auf und verpasste Meiers damaligen Flaggschiff einen neuen Anstrich. Ob die nun veröffentlichte Version für Nintendos Heimkonsole einer spektakulären Weltumsegelung ähnelt oder doch im Bermudadreieck landet, erfahrt ihr in unserem Review.
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Overall 6
6.2
Gameplay 6
5.8
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 8
7.9

Expert Review

NINTENDO WiiX
5 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Es ist das klassische Pirates!. Und das bedeutet, dass alle, die sich gerne strategisch fordern möchten, mit dem Titel durchaus Spaß haben werden. Aber warum sollte ein potentieller Kunde 40 Euro für diesen Wii-Titel zahlen, wenn das technisch (bessere Grafik, ohne indiskutable Ladezeiten) wie spielerisch bessere PC-Remake aus dem Jahr 2004 mittlerweile zum Spottpreis daherkommt?
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Overall 5
5.0

Sid Meier's Pirates! - Test

Kri­nein
16 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Portage de la version PC de 2004, que l'on a déjà pu croiser au fil des années sur Xbox ou encore PSP, cette version Wii commence comme d'habitude par A terre moussaillon! l'enlèvement de la famille de notre personnage par le vilain Marquis de Montalban. La vengeance dans la peau, tel un Jason Bourne qui se croirait dans le futur Pirates de Caraïbes, notre héros va décider une dizaine d'années plus tard d'embarquer à destination des Amériques afin de chasser ce vil...
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