6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Sid Meier's Pirates! (PC DVD) (Video Game)
I bought this game based on my enjoyment of ye olde game: Colonization, which I thought was also fantastic stuff.
This is the kind of game that keeps you playing even when you know you should be doing other things like eating or going to sleep. The mechanics of the game are such that all it takes is practice and you will be able to bring down any villainous pirate in close combat, or win the heart of any governors daughter in the ball-room.
If you like treasure, sword fighting and "honorable pirates" then you'll enjoy this game, and when you've played it once you'll probably want to go back again and do it better!
If you use an ATI graphics card set the CCC 3D setting to performance and hope the game is feeling charitable otherwise the graphics in the cut scenes can get quite choppy.