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! 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.
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.
Conclusion: Age of Booty macht Spaß, allerdings sehr viel mehr im Mehrspieler als im Einzelspieler. Die Jagd auf Rum, Holz und Gold ist bisweilen sehr lustig und auch überraschend. Gerade wenn man zusammen, am besten gleich zu viert, miteinander spielt, kommt Laune auf. Zu dem simplen Spielprinzip gesellt sich auch eine recht witzige Präsentation. Für Fans von Partyspielen sicherlich eine Überlegung wert.