Conclusion: If the achievements are not what your after then your liable to play this a few times and never come back. As far as multiplayer goes, I couldn't tell you. No one plays this anymore and so I wasn't able to experience it. Be sure to look over the solutions for the achievements in this game. You may need up to four controllers to get the player match achievements.
Excerpt: No, Age of Booty is not a slang term for 'age of consent', nor is it a blue movie knock-off of Pirates of the Caribbean. Rather it's a pirate-themed strategy game with a wink-wink, nudge-nudge title available on Xbox Live Arcade. The double entendres end with the title, though, and the game itself is a wholesome exercise in pillage and plunder in which no one gets hurt.
Excerpt: Ok, show of hands—how many of you have Beyonce's CD, “Age of Booty”? Really? Bzzzz! It's a trick question. While Age of Booty certainly sounds like something Mrs. Jay-Z would record, it's actually a new pirate-themed Real Time Strategy game brought to us by Capcom. RTS's are often intimidating due to their extensive interfaces and inherently complex game-play. If you're RTS-phobic, Age of Booty is a good way to overcome your fear of the genre.
Summary: Age of Booty is more than just a very simple real-time strategy game, it's also an addictive multiplayer game that will keep you (and your friends) busy for months to come. The game could have used a little more variety, but this $10 game proves to be yet another great game from Capcom! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
Summary: Age of Booty is a lighthearted strategy game pits pirates against other pirates in a race to seize control of towns on hex-based maps that belie its fast-paced nature. There's fun to be had playing through 20-plus single-player challenges, but like more traditional strategy games, Age of Booty is definitely at its best when played with friends.
Pros: Multiplayer games are fun both online and off, Few games are this easy to pick up and play, Intuitive map editor included
Cons: AI-controlled allies occasionally take stupid to a whole new level, Even with lots of different maps, gameplay gets repetitive
Excerpt: If you kind of like the idea of a music-based "rhythm" game but are concerned with how Dance Dance Revolution (and its many clones) might make you look with all that strutting around, then have I got a game for you. Harmonix, creators of standard-PS2-controller-based music games Frequency and Amplitude have really outdone themselves to make Guitar Hero.