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37 people found this helpful
on 5 August 2012
It all seemed promising, a wide ranging pirate based game, where could it fail?
Well, the graphics seemed slightly familiar until it dawned on me that they reminded me of the delivery guys from the Dire Straights video for 'Money for Nothing' (ask your parents). The NPC acting is weak and bizarrely animated and the sound gives no clues to what's happening in the environment.
The 'quests' are simplistic, unchallenging and repetitive and it seems that you can complete them without actually being aware there was a quest to complete. Flotsam, anyone?
Also, a game set on islands with only an occasional rowing boat to use seems a little churlish. Let me, at least, swim if I can't have command of a ship.
For a game studio to release this when Skyrim has been out for nine months either shows how far ahead it is or how unfinished a game can be and still secure a release.
The extra star is for the pirates. You can't completely hate a game with pirates in.
One star each for monkeys and pirates.
Save your money and keep playing Skyrim.