Pirates of the Caribbean Review

IGN PC has posted a review of Akella and Bethesda’s Pirates of the Caribbean, giving the sea-based game an overall score of 7.2/10. Their final thoughts to follow:

Once again, the game’s essential schism is this issue: casual types who wanted to pick up a good, friendly game based on the movie they’re looking forward to will feel so alienated at–so sorry!–“at sea” that they could easily find the whole enterprise one of towering boredom. Hard-core gamers on the other hand, especially those tuned to free-form gaming, will start to realize just how much freedom they have here…and some of them might never be seen again for weeks. No, it’s not your average “movie licensed game” at all: There’s a gorgeous-looking but not-entirely-helpful RPG adventure here, buried under a mass of presentation and control issues. Think of it as treasure under sand, bones and seaweed — it’s all a matter of how much digging you’re prepared to put up with.

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