Conclusion: Sid Meier’s Pirates! is definitely not for every breed of gamer, which is no big surprise. While the subject matter of pirates is intriguing, many gamers will be instantly turned off by the basic graphics, dated audio track, and strategy-heavy gameplay.
Excerpt: Date: 7/19/2005 If you’re an older gamer, then you are more than likely familiar with Sid Meier’s Pirates. It was one of the first games to give you truly open-ended gameplay – you were free to sail under any flag, change allegiances, be a merchant or a pirate … the Caribbean was an open sea for you...
Excerpt: Sid Meierâ€™s: Pirates, is the latest creation of the PC game mastermind Sid Meier. This game was originally a PC title, but has now found its way onto the Xbox. The case of transferring a PC game, in this case, a strategy game, usually ends up in a hard to play title, but the work on this game by...
Excerpt: Captain Pugwash, Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook, Blackbeard, Dodgy Den that lives down the road. They are all pirates. 2K Games and Firaxis have released Sid Meier's Pirates for the Xbox, meaning that you can join this illustrious group.
Excerpt: Celebrated gamesmith Sid Meier is probably most well known for his Civilization series. The enormously popular strategy title, first released at the beginning of the 90s, has since undergone two re-iterations. Praise was also heaped on his space civilisation sim Alpha Centauri.
Excerpt: Do you enjoy buckling your swash? Do you crave the attainment of attractive sea legs? Are cannons and swords a desired part of you personal, portable armory? Is wooing the daughters of foreign dignitaries an active pastime?
Excerpt: A real-time strategy, role-playing, action/adventure Johnny Depp-ish epic, similar to its PC counterpart released last year (itself a remake of an 80's era game), but so thoroughly overhauled, so mindfully tweaked to console controller conventions, that it seems like it was born to be on Xbox.