1654 AC. The Caribbean. A place of opportunities and mysteries. Take a role of Charles de Maure - a young French noble who arrived to the New World to assist his brother. What seemed to be a simple family matter, turned into a lifelong adventure!
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26 maart

Coming soon - DLC #2 and DirectX 9

Ahoy!

It's been magical two months, thank you for all love and support you gave the game. We feel ourselves very comfortable on Steam so far but we didn't plunder the Golden Fleet yet. Every adventure demands patience and commitment from every crew memeber, so let us show you that we are worthy of it.

By the way, check our open letter in case you missed it:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/223330/announcements/detail/65668531643437205

ːboardingːTwo great news for youːboardingː

DLC #2 is coming soon in April!

Sea Dogs: To Each His Own: The Final Lesson


Do you remeber this fellow? He is yet to surprise you...

Seven new quests, dangerous challenges and adequate rewards for captains below level 8 who haven't yet started 'The Dutch Gambit' plot line.

New game will not be required.

We are just getting started - there is more to come in terms of new content.

DirectX 9 support to be availble soon

Including better shaders, water, sky boxes, better shadows and probably a significant decrease of game crahes.

A couple of screenshots to give you an idea...





This is big for us. The game is currently on DX8 but if we want it to live forever another few years, changes must be done and this is the very first step on the road of re-building the 2003 engine. Wish us luck!

This should be interesting.

Good hunting!

Suum cuique

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28 februari

Patch 1.3.1 - Achievements

Ahoy!

Patch note:

  • Achievements should now work properly
  • Grass don't shine during a storm
  • Several graphical bugs fixed
  • Numerous translation fixes
Working hard to make Sea Dogs better - stay tuned!

Suum cuique.

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English Version Coming 12.02

Coming soon! Please see an open letter from the devs for more details.
http://steamcommunity.com/games/223330/announcements/detail/645507530757348342

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Check this open letter from the devs to learn the story behind the series, the game and it's future:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/223330/announcements/detail/65668531643437205



1654 AC. The Caribbean. A place of opportunities and mysteries. Take a role of Charles de Maure - a young French noble who arrived to the New World to assist his brother. What seemed to be a simple family matter, turned into a lifelong adventure. This is a story of the noble idler who became the most powerful man of the Caribbean. Riches, titles, power, romance - the ultimate booty awaits, it is up to you how to get it all. Become a pirate and terrorize the archipelago, take prizes in the sea and plunder cities. Or try to keep hands mostly clean - trade both goods and information, work for the state and help the folk. Get a ship, arm yourself, gather a crew of your dream and find love. The New World is way too vast, too dangerous to explore it alone and there are always consequences for the choices you make!

Key Features

  • Naval warfare, both challenging and rewarding
  • Self-reliant and replayable story mode (over 70 hours of gameplay)
  • Remastered in-game art and improved visuals (textures, models etc.)
  • Challenging AI, crafting, trading, fighting, gambling
  • Freeplay mode, endless as an ocean
  • Hundreds of items and weapons

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • OS:XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:128 mb video card
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
    • Additional: V-Sync must be enabled
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The Archduke of Hell
( 32.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 4 mei
Sea Dogs: To Each His Own, a game of pirates and adventure! And steep learning-curves and frustration! I was going to write a positive review, but after much consideration I cannot bring myself to; This game is not something anyone can pick up and enjoy, no it is quite the opposite. You have to already know how to play an Akella Corsair game to get any enjoyment out of Sea Dogs: TEHO. Though I personally enjoy it, there isn't much good I can say about it.

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"WHAT WERE THEY THINKING WHEN THEY DID X!?" crosses my mind a lot when I dive into this game, there are some truly ♥♥♥♥ poor and outright stupid design choices which absolutely drive me up the wall.

Naval Combat: Without fail the most excruciating part of this game, it is both enjoyable, and truly unbearable. "ridiculous", "slow-paced", "boring", "repetitious" are some of the words I think to myself when ever I get stuck in a 2 hour long battle, you will spend more time firing hopelessly at an enemy, at point blank range MISSING every shot and if on the off chance you actually hit them, it will do ♥♥♥♥-all damage to them, and they will be doing more or less the same thing, but every shot hitting your vessel and destroying your sails and crew, but miraculously not damaging your hull, it is like being stuck in a perpetual state of limbo, there's no way of escaping it. You can't destroy your enemy, you can't surrender, you've just got to pray to Zeus that just maybe the weather will change, they'll sail away, or try to board you (Spoiler: Neither of those things happen.)

Learning Curve: Like I said at the beginning: You need to know how to play a game from the Corsair franchise to even begin playing this game. Keep a guide and a map of the Caribbean handy, otherwise you'll be dead in the water, not knowing where anything is, what to do or how to make it off of the first island. With that said, doing as I suggested still won't get you far as the developers have changed/broken a lot from it's predecessor (Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships.)

Skills: I'll get back to you when I actually figure out how they work. It worked in AoP2, doesn't work here. A lot of the time your skills will be drained, and there won't be any indication of what is causing this to happen.

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I few smaller complaints:

Music: Mute it straight away. Gets old fast

Land Combat: Too easy, pretty fun though.

Quests: Escort missions all over the place, and that is all I have to say about that.

Role-Playing: If you were expecting to play the role of a privateer or even a captain serving in a navy like in AoP2: Don't, there is no role playing allowed here.

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By all means buy this game *if* you are a fan of previous Corsair games like AoP2, but to new players that are interested in acquiring this game: Do not buy it. Spare yourself the headaches and tears and torrent Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships, far superior and easier to get into and enjoy.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
=(e)=flinteryk
( 28.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 mei
This game has its ups and downs but over all its a good game, if you ever played age of priates II then youve basiclly played this as they are almost identical other than the story.

The game does crash about once an hour which is easly combated by saving often before leaving a city and when you get to a city during combat if its going well and so on.

ive seen a few complaints from people not knowing how to make any money in the game, and its easy heres how, go south west from the starting port till you hit port royal sail around in curcles till pirates or spanish ships come to attack you. retreat to port royal and let them attack you. once the battle opens they are sitting right next to port royals fort which is nice enough to destroy them, or better yet decrew them in which case board and cap or sink. if the fort does sink the ships collect all floating cargo. then go sell in town your cargo as port royal almost everything is an import and the stuff that isnt is usually illegal or just every day goods you need for your ship. if the goods are illgal even better find a smuggler to sell your goods to. save before this. sell to them and presto some ships can net you 200k profit depending on the cargo. right now im using a war sloop to fight and to take cargo as some times capping a war gally even decrewed can be hard since the captian can kill you one hit at low levels.


the voices in the game are kind of annoying so i generally turn them off and listen to music instead. the AI is dumb as all hell and easy to out manuver or if you have lots of gun powder just drive in a stright line dropping mines for the clueless ai to constantly drive over till they sink. expensive but effective, killed a war gally with a sloop doing so, granted i used 3k gun powder.

over all id give the game a 7/10 due to crashes and poor voice acting and dumb ai. but other than that a great game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Yervil
( 45.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 mei
Ok I'm gonna be honest: This game is really rough around the edges and can sometimes be quite frustrating. I've spent immeasurable hours playing Pirates of the Carribean (basically sea dogs 2) and I still needed to check the guides in the forum and on pirates ahoy to get my head around some of the basic controls and to understand what to look for in quests.

However, once you get through all that, it's a really rewarding experience. Sure they've recycled the lighthouse from POTC and sure the translation is sometimes abysmal and the graphics are pretty much the same as in POTC (a 2003 game), however that is to be expected from a £13 game.

The quests don't guide you as much as you'd like but this is what makes the game even more rewarding for me. Combat is unforgiving and if you haven't saved in a while you WILL regret it. Think of it like dark souls in that manner but simpler, without the gore and you create the checkpoints. This does mean that you might have to revert to multiple previous checkpoints depending how much you messed up. The tutorial is quite long and not as descriptive as a tutorial should be, definitely something that needs to be patched.

Other than that, once you get through those snags, the carribean is your oyster. All those (albeit copy/paste) reviews here on steam still tell the truth. This is a really good game if you like the whole pirate/RPG genre, the fact that I have played 45.9 hours in one week is quite indicative. I wholeheartedly recommend it for the price, would pay £30 if it were decently translated and had a better tutorial, would pay £50 if they also included graphics that were 2008-2010 standard (of course without sacrificing smoothness of play).
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Alexander Extazy
( 111.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 2 mei
Will keep re-writing reviews until those commuist pigs stop supporting each other.

In a nutshell, Age of Pirates 2 was a better open world atmosphere. Sea Dogs is a closed game with not as much fun as AOP2. Not to mention you need to finish stupid overly-difficult missions to be "free" in the Caribbean. Even that and you still can't capture any ports.

Trade convoys are repetivie and not as interested as in AOP2.


Better download the original AOP2 from torrent sites, then for more spice download the Gentlemen of Fortune mods from ModDB.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Shamitoxx
( 126.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 april
This is one of the best and hardest games to play so far. The game is so big you feel you have to play it everyday to finish your goals. As I said the, game is really REALLY hard when it comes to complete quests and finish the objectives. It requires a lot of patience and it can be completely frustrating. The stories are amazing, and it has a lot of dialoges giving you the ambience of being a pirate. Finally, the joy of boarding other ships, plunder treasures, kill soldiers, pirates and travel all over the caribbean is priceless. I recommend this game, but only for those who really like challenges.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
The_Black_Knight
( 0.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 22 april
Very OLD Akella Pirates game player here, like when "dinosaurs ruled the earth".
I basically played the entire game in Russian before it was released in English offline.

The game series has been around since 2000. Developed by Akella. This is actually the SIXTH game in the series. Sea Dogs, POTC (Sea Dogs Modification, SD2, the bad disney production), Age of Pirates (AoP) , Tortuga - Two Treasures, AoP2:COAS (City of Abandoned Ships) , and POTEHO (SDTEHO). Black Mark Studios has most of the original modders and designs from the original games. SDTEHO has MANY of the same landmarks as COAS and similar quests. Personally, I am partial to COAS for many reasons, but predominantly the freedom to do whatever the hell you want very early.

There are several other distinct subset series mods as well both from Russian (Ukraine), and the the generated POTC Build Mod, Gentlemen of Fortune and "Eras" mods. The one that is most notable is the "Gentlemen of Fortune" (GoF) + Eras which makes the game even more massive in terms of gameplay, but "cryptic" terms of controls and difficulty.

In order to enjoy THIS game, a player has to be willing "take the pain up the bunghole", at least initially anyway.
It is rogue style, you die, you are DEAD.
You will die.
You will get frustrated.
You will get angry.
You will probably curse at your computer.
You will probably curse at Akella / BlackMark Studio developers.
You might even curse in Russian if you know the language.
Save your game, OFTEN.
I do mean A LOT.
You may even have to revert to an earlier stage because you missed something critical.
If you do not and end up on the main screen staring and saying "WTF!" because you just lost 10 hours of gameplay, it is YOUR fault.

I REALLY mean that.
This game can be incredibly unforgiving at times.
I was part of the design production team of the original English release of AoP2: COAS, but passed on the English translation of SDTEHO, because even the updated Storm Engine is not aging well and problems with the original English release. Currently the translation to English is absolutely insanely laughable at times, but most of us left that understand the game engine are probably not going to fix this game in the series this time round as Akella still has not learned their lessons. Additionally, the entire source is not available inside the game anyway as it is ENCRYPTED. Thanks Akella.

There are quests on this particular game that will give you more game rage that you have ever experienced in previous series. "The Gambit" comes to mind, sailing in "real time" and even with time compression is laborious. Most people have not seen the endings of the later games due to difficulty or just throw up their hands and go, "I quit".
"Silly gamers, SDTEHO is not for kids..."

Basically the gameplay provides a very solid RGP single player experience, but the controls are still ARCHAIC, graphics are aging (lack of intiial DirectX 9 support is UNACCEPTABLE this is 2016!), hit detection is average, and this game WILL NOT HOLD YOUR HAND.

There are no "arrows" to guide you.
You need to WRITE DOWN things in order to remember them.
You need to do some research on how to do things, because the game will not tell you how to do them even with the extra long tutorial.
There are a lot of game mechanic concepts that have to be understood UPFRONT.
Combat can be unfair and brutish for the unprepared.
Landmarks and graphics are RECYCLED from all previous games (with some small expanded list of new areas and features such as ships decks).
Items are GREATLY expanded, which magic and alchemy all over the place.
It adds a new twist to the game series.
There are NO FULL VOICE OVERS (that are unrelated to dialogue), so get used to it, or move on.
Failure to read dialogue can result in game failure, and some things are ONLY said ONCE!
You are not in a "Captain Blood" novel here.
You need to earn your place in order to be successful.
You will need to spend a LOT of time in order to build up your skills.
Once you master the mechanics you will have a great time, but that will require about 8-10 hours at least if you have never played the series before.

Age of Pirates Words of Wisdom: "Rewards come to those that are patient".
Can you pass the test?
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
um_k
( 292.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 20 april
pros: you can marry a redhead tomboy cutlass-wielding pirate beauty, who loves you above everything in the world and constantly wants you to bang her.

cons: she isn't real and you realize you (most likely) never find anyone like her irl. Also it gets a bit annoying after she drags you into hired room to have sex with her every time you visit a tavern.

10/10 if you don't mind outdated graphics, occasional poor quest design and protagonist's wife's nymphomaniac tendencies.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Nightingale305
( 2.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 april
I would like to preface this by saying that I am a sea dogs fan.
However, I expected the game to be a little more polished honestly, based on all of the reviews. For those that read this, understand that the game is poorly translated from russian, and is by no-means 100% accurate. I want you to imagine that the devs put all of the game's dialogue into google translate, and maybe that will prepare you for the difficulties ahead.
If you played Sea Dogs 2/ Pirates of the Caribbean, the 2003 game published by bethesda, don't expect the same level of quality from this. That is the mistake I made. I understand that for 15 dollars, it is a good game, However, this is far slower than the originals and more difficult, so make your decision wisely.
I'd give this a 4.5/10, if 10 was the aforementioned game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
nickmentink
( 22.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 6 april
At the core is a great game with a lot of fun content. Sea fights, sword fights, gambling, smugling and more. But most of it is so poorly implemented that it makes the game extremely frustrating. Sea fights are tediously slow. And the encounters at sea are random so one time you wil face a lonely merchant and the next you are a fighting a squadron of battleships and getting your ♥♥♥ kicked. Only thing you can do at that moment is reload, reload and more reload.

Quest goals are vague and more than often without any leads. So most of the time you have no idea what to do or where to go. And the Englisch translation isn't helping with that either. At some times I was fed so much gibberisch that I wondered if the translation was done with Google Translate.

Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Nerivon
( 85.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 2 april
OK, below you'll find my original review, in which I pan this game's opening tutorial (which after 9 hours I hadn't managed to complete. )

NOW, I have completed it, NOW I am playing the actual game, and NOW I'm having fun.

so... for this reason I am providing a new review, but I own my mistakes/history and I have kept the previous negative review below to illustrate that I'm fully aware of my own over-reaction.

The game is Sea Dogs, just as it was, just as it basically should be, once you get to the open world.

I went back a day later after filing the review below, calmed down, opened up the Guide in the Steam Community and went through it step by step doing NOTHING but what I was told to do, in the order the guide layed out, and low and behold, I was able to complete the tutorial. My earlier 9.1 hour fail was the result of me trying to find a way to just "not do" the tutorial, or to figure it out on my own. Let me be clear, I still feel that this is extremely poor for a game developer of any level, to make their tutorial like this. My earlier frustration still applies, SAVE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING,... EVERY ... DARN... TIME... PERIOD.. because if you don't during the tutorial it is VERY possible to lose the quest, and then you're done, and have to start over.

After getting to the open world, it was a breath of fresh air, though still very difficult to climb out of the starter ship (Lugger). I'm enjoying myself now and a whole series of new frustrations but for the most part these are negligable. The game is worth it, you just have to surrender a couple hours at the start to do the manditory tutorial using a walkthru and resist the urge to do anything else until it's done.

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The single most frustrating and completely pointless "tutorial" ever. Basically if you don't do everything they want you to perfectly, you cannot play the rest of the game. The tutorial is REQUIRED, you MUST complete it or the world does not "unlock". Oh, and by the way, you pretty much "have to" follow a guide, the instructions provided in game are really easy to miss, not detailed in any way and its' really easy to get lost or mess up a quest. THere's no reset there's no pity.

SAVE BEFORE AND AFTER EVERYTHING YOU DO.
I mean everything.

I've got hours into this game... HOURS... trying to follow the guides...

I'm done. It was a waste of money. The people who love this game will call me all kinds of names but... I don't play games so that I can spend all my time googling why's and how's and wtf's I play games to have fun. The fun in this game is locked behind a difficulty wall. I'm not going to waste any more time trying to get there.

For those of you considering purchasing this, if you're into games that are difficult because of their obscurity and it's kind of a rite of passage to acheive things... then great, this is for you.

If you're into games where you get to sail a ship and be a pirate... and you actually want to "do" that on the first night you play this game... guess what... this game is not for you. Don't spend the money.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
SonataFanatica
( 9.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 31 maart
For all of you who don't know it yet: this is the fifth game in the Sea Dogs series (originally named "Корсары").
The previous games are titled as follows:

Sea Dogs 1: "Sea Dogs: An Epic Adventure At Sea" (2000)
Sea Dogs 2: "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2003)
Sea Dogs 3: "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales" (2005)
Sea Dogs 4: "Age of Pirates: City of Abandoned Ships" (2009)

Back in the day, "Pirates of the Caribbean" (which got the license of the Disney film) was my favourite pirate game of all time. I had played the classics "Pirates!", "Sea Legends", "Big Sea", "1869: History Experience" and many many more before that, but "Pirates of the Caribbean" was the one to keep me entertained for... well... years, actually. It just had everything: sailing, naval battle, exploration of many different areas of the isles on foot, trading, raiding forts and much more. The soundtrack was absolutely enchanting and while the game had a bit of a console feel to it (and a few bugs), it was just amazing. The two "Age of Pirates" games were great as well, but they had no real main story (at least not to the extent of the predecessor) - instead you could create your own character and just be free in the caribbean. Sounded nice on paper, but playing the game felt a bit redundant.
(My REAL problem with those games was the atrocious StarForce copy protection on the disks. I just don't like rootkits on my PC, so I installed them both exactly once and when I grew tired of them, I uninstalled them, never to turn back to them again. "Better go back to Sea Dogs 2", I thought for many years.)

It's been SEVEN YEARS since the last instalment in the series and now there's finally a brand-new game! And thankfully, it offers everything the great "Sea Dogs 2/Pirates of the Caribbean" offered. Here, we FINALLY have the good old feeling of being back in the caribbean. There's only one character to choose, just as in Sea Dogs 2, and it's great because it comes with a strong story hook (no pun intended).

Of course, the game's engine feels exactly like the one from 2003.
Yeah, the voice acting is borderline silly. And yes, apart from SOME(!) high-res textures, the graphics seem like they are from 2006 or something.
And yes, instead of video sequences that tell the story, you get most of the exposition by dialog boxes (almost like in those anime visual novels).
HOWEVER: This really *IS* what the perfect pirate game should feel like. It's a bit wonky, yes, but it's worth every second of your time, without a doubt. Here's why:

Want to sail your ship from island to island with the possibility of switching to real-time every second? You can!
Want to buy and sell ships, freight, loot and other items, equipping the best weapons and armor to improve your stats? Then do that!
Want to explore all the different islands on foot and discover exciting areas? This game has that, and it's gorgeous!
Want to engage in exciting naval battles with the option of boarding enemy ships, attacking the enemy sailors with swords and guns, advancing to the captain's quarters in order to finish him and take over the ship? That's what this game is best at!! :)
Want to raid cities/forts the same way - by attacking them with your fleet and then finishing them off with swords and guns? Heeeell yeah, go for it!!

Up until now, this game hasn't had all that much of attention (let alone media coverage), which is an absolute shame because it clearly deserves it! These developers DESERVE to finally have real success with their creation! So even if it's a pirate game: don't pirate it! Support these guys!!

If you've ever thought "A pirate I was meant to be, trim the sails and roam the sea...", THIS is the perfect game for you!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Chriss
( 3.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 25 maart
Pros: It looks and plays like the same as Age of Pirates from 2006.
Cons: It looks and plays like the same as Age of Pirates from 2006.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Grimlock
( 5.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 maart
This is my 1st ever game review. This game has frustrated me so much. All the hallmarks of a great game but frustration at every point. Ridiculous long tutorial which you have to go through at the start, and this will happen unless you save very regularly. No manual. Poorly defined goals. When you die you have to go through 4+ screens to reload. I've just done this 10 times trying to fight some indians. Pressing E (draws your sword) by accident can cause people to attack, you die, you reload. Ug. I haven't even see a ship and i've played for 5 hours.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
felix the cat
( 2.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 10 maart
First some most usefull hints for newplayers :
Check the keys config first, tutorial is weak on explaining those.

R key : time acceleration x 2, press again to return to normal, cant be key-mapped so dont override.
+ / - : time acceleration/decceleration (up to 8 on sea mode, 3 on land, 2.5 on map, and down to 0.5 everywhere), cant be key-mapped. Decceleration is usefull for hard sword fights.

Fencing mode to feint : SHIFT key (default) + LMB = group attack, + MMB : feint + counterattack, + RMB = feint, can be key-mapped in config.

Normal attack mode : LMB : slash, MMB : heavy attack, RMB : pierce

SPACE : block (default mapping)

E : draw/hide weapon (default mapping)

Q : fire pistol (default mapping)

Enter : action menu key (some people completly miss it to open worldmap when in sea mode ie), use arrow keys to navigate within action menu, left/right for choice of actions, up/down to select ships (when on sea mode).

F2 : all purpose game menus (like the inventory menu -> items)

on world map TAB : free camera map scrolling

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- pirate game
- open world
- deep background
- hundreds of hours of quests
- great variety of ships, weapons
- skill based, rpg like
- exploring, privateering, pirating, trading, crafting, upgrading, escorting, boarding, looting, stealing, plundering towns, flag sneaking and much more...

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Having played all title from Seadogs licence since the first one in 2000 (enjoyed all exept AOP1), this one is probably the best.

This is THE pirate game if you want to experience deep adventures, ships and sword fights.

Graphics havent changed much, but the background is there, atmosphere is great and it is what matters.

Much more stability, less crash, less bugs, that is already a lot compared to previous titles! The game runs very smoothly. In 100+h i experienced a dozen CTD only.

A lot of changes compared to Age of Pirate 2, no more skillbooks, but now you have amulets that give temporary bonus. And there is a new crafting system.

Also ship rank requirements have been revised, but you will still need to work your way in navigation before you can afford those huge deck guns.

In general the ergonomy of the game is much better, a new key for looting corpse, no more crew following and blocking you everywhere on deck when it is cleared from ennemies, new muskets and carbine...

After a long wait the game is now in english, sometime very poorly translated and you cant understand anything, but devs are improving this with every patch.

For newcomers i strongly suggest to read the community forum here since the game has no manual, and many features and commands arent shown in tutorial or cant be keymapped (like time acceleration). The game can be frustrating if you never experienced Seadogs, but once you master all its tricks (fencing mode...) it is a very enjoyable game and will bring you hundreds of hours of fun.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
gdtimmy
( 5.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 9 maart
I was hoping to play a Pirate Game, instead I am playing a Death game. Seeing as I can't draw a Weapon (even in the weapon tutorial) or even Open a SIMPLE inventory (Open Inventory Keybind seems to be MISSSING from the Keyboard layout)....Gonna have to say, running around until someone becomes aggressive and starts attacking me (while me being unable to defend/run away/draw a weapon (Yes I have a Sword, Harpoon, Pistol W/amm, A knife, when I visit a trader)....
Worst design of the fundamentals of gameplay ever. I am normally anti-bad review when it comes to issues like this, but I am fairly upset.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
heroyuer
( 64.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 7 maart
Very good pirate game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
enerproreg
( 3.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 26 februari
cant play engine wont start game
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
AspartaamiArt
( 100.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 26 februari
Best pirate game ever. 5/5
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Zatio
( 28.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 21 februari
Been playing this game for hours and i have yet to be able to leave the starter island.
And yes i do have a boat, it just seems that it take hours in game to move , no idea how the rest of the game is but for now this is a very bad first impression.The quests are suprisingly hard to find and do, forced to reload many times and look up walkthroughs on the forum for guidance as the game it self offers zero help unless you go through the trouble of taking screenshots of the dialog.The combat so far is alright, was a bit hard to get into at first and tho i fail at understanding parry i have been able to block attacks in melee.

The game drops you on your ♥♥♥ in town, only suggestion on what to do is to ask some one about your brother.
I have found two ways of getting to the brother , one ask the wrong person and lose everything or ask the right person and wait a day.Most people will claim its a great game because there is no hand holding but there is a difference between a glowing arrow pointing you in the direction for your quest and directions from the quest location to the quest target.

Update1:
So thanks to the steam forum i manage to raise the funds required to have a ship with crew and supplies, as we set sail from port while listening to some epic music a pirate ship appears!
We get ready to fight as the music plays on and on..and on..and..on and..well tho this ship is bigger then the tutorial ship the god dam speed is the same of drift wood.So after sailing at 0.1 speed twords the pirates for 6 dam minutes my fighting spirit dies down fast.

The ship looks nice if nothing else...

Left the starter island and decided to not recommend the game.

Here is why, ship speed.
If you have something to do while traveling or multiple monitores then its duable to play.
Speed or rather the wind decides where you are able to go as if you for instance, like me are trying to go to the quest target after getting your own ship will be unable to head North as the speed drops when the wind is twords the west.And depending on where you are that speed could be anything from 0.1 - 3.0 at worst times.It some times helps to try and leave a island from a different spot.

Update2:
I did a wild guess out of frusteration and wow..with this great discovery all i can say is that this game is starting to feel playable again :)
So after spending a hour or two trying to finish a cursed sailing trip back to my brother on the tutorial island i randomly pushed a key while on the map and found out to my great surprise that my ship moved!!!I had thought that map was for overview only but apperently you can use it to quickly go from island to island as well as to find other ships.This new discovery pretty much eliminates my only reason to not recommend this game.So i can only say that i can defintly recommend this game even tho the quest system is a little old fashion based.Most people should get the hang of it, i just wish the tutorial actually explained how to play.
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Matthew McConaughey
( 0.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 15 februari
Even though the game couldnt get past the main menu I would still like to post a review of my thoughts on this hidden gem.

Sea Dogs: To Each His Own is a smart, sprawling sequel that wisely places an emphasis on freedom and fun. BlackMark Studio take on the Golden Age of Piracy begins in 1715, and is presented with a much-appreciated lighter tone that isn’t afraid to make fun of itself in the name of an entertaining journey.

Sailing across the massive expanse of The Caribbean, exploring gorgeous and unique islands, and getting yourself into all sorts of swashbuckling trouble provide some of the most rewarding and memorable stretches of gameplay I’ve experienced all year.

Even after putting in well over 50 hours with the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 versions, I’m still discovering new islands to explore.

No matter which console you decide to play Sea Dogs: To Each His Own on, you can rest easy knowing that it’s one of the best looking games of 2016. The current-gen versions build upon the gorgeous unity engine by showcasing well-lit, tropical locales and the amazing water effects on the open seas. And on next gen, the experience is even more impressive thanks to minimal loading and maximum draw distances that seem to go on for miles.

The way the camera zooms out when your ship reaches its maximum speed, the speakers bombard you with the sounds of the wind, and the sunset turns blood-orange, is simply amazing. The PS4 and Xbox One versions are nearly identical,Which in turn means there both ♥♥♥♥ compaired to the PC version.

The amazing world of Sea Dogs: To Each His Own has kept me gladly occupied for longer than any other game in the series, even though its story isn’t the strongest. At no point in my dozens of hours was I ever at a loss for something to do. Simply sailing wherever the wind takes me and seeing what sort of trouble I can get into is a complete joy.

Beyond the underwhelming main campaign, Sea Dogs: To Each His Own delivers a world brimming with gorgeous places to go, amazing secrets to discover, and nefarious pirates to stab.

All and all the game would be an amazing experience to have on steam if I could get past the main menu. 11/2 Do not buy this piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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126.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 april
This is one of the best and hardest games to play so far. The game is so big you feel you have to play it everyday to finish your goals. As I said the, game is really REALLY hard when it comes to complete quests and finish the objectives. It requires a lot of patience and it can be completely frustrating. The stories are amazing, and it has a lot of dialoges giving you the ambience of being a pirate. Finally, the joy of boarding other ships, plunder treasures, kill soldiers, pirates and travel all over the caribbean is priceless. I recommend this game, but only for those who really like challenges.
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Geplaatst: 22 april
Very OLD Akella Pirates game player here, like when "dinosaurs ruled the earth".
I basically played the entire game in Russian before it was released in English offline.

The game series has been around since 2000. Developed by Akella. This is actually the SIXTH game in the series. Sea Dogs, POTC (Sea Dogs Modification, SD2, the bad disney production), Age of Pirates (AoP) , Tortuga - Two Treasures, AoP2:COAS (City of Abandoned Ships) , and POTEHO (SDTEHO). Black Mark Studios has most of the original modders and designs from the original games. SDTEHO has MANY of the same landmarks as COAS and similar quests. Personally, I am partial to COAS for many reasons, but predominantly the freedom to do whatever the hell you want very early.

There are several other distinct subset series mods as well both from Russian (Ukraine), and the the generated POTC Build Mod, Gentlemen of Fortune and "Eras" mods. The one that is most notable is the "Gentlemen of Fortune" (GoF) + Eras which makes the game even more massive in terms of gameplay, but "cryptic" terms of controls and difficulty.

In order to enjoy THIS game, a player has to be willing "take the pain up the bunghole", at least initially anyway.
It is rogue style, you die, you are DEAD.
You will die.
You will get frustrated.
You will get angry.
You will probably curse at your computer.
You will probably curse at Akella / BlackMark Studio developers.
You might even curse in Russian if you know the language.
Save your game, OFTEN.
I do mean A LOT.
You may even have to revert to an earlier stage because you missed something critical.
If you do not and end up on the main screen staring and saying "WTF!" because you just lost 10 hours of gameplay, it is YOUR fault.

I REALLY mean that.
This game can be incredibly unforgiving at times.
I was part of the design production team of the original English release of AoP2: COAS, but passed on the English translation of SDTEHO, because even the updated Storm Engine is not aging well and problems with the original English release. Currently the translation to English is absolutely insanely laughable at times, but most of us left that understand the game engine are probably not going to fix this game in the series this time round as Akella still has not learned their lessons. Additionally, the entire source is not available inside the game anyway as it is ENCRYPTED. Thanks Akella.

There are quests on this particular game that will give you more game rage that you have ever experienced in previous series. "The Gambit" comes to mind, sailing in "real time" and even with time compression is laborious. Most people have not seen the endings of the later games due to difficulty or just throw up their hands and go, "I quit".
"Silly gamers, SDTEHO is not for kids..."

Basically the gameplay provides a very solid RGP single player experience, but the controls are still ARCHAIC, graphics are aging (lack of intiial DirectX 9 support is UNACCEPTABLE this is 2016!), hit detection is average, and this game WILL NOT HOLD YOUR HAND.

There are no "arrows" to guide you.
You need to WRITE DOWN things in order to remember them.
You need to do some research on how to do things, because the game will not tell you how to do them even with the extra long tutorial.
There are a lot of game mechanic concepts that have to be understood UPFRONT.
Combat can be unfair and brutish for the unprepared.
Landmarks and graphics are RECYCLED from all previous games (with some small expanded list of new areas and features such as ships decks).
Items are GREATLY expanded, which magic and alchemy all over the place.
It adds a new twist to the game series.
There are NO FULL VOICE OVERS (that are unrelated to dialogue), so get used to it, or move on.
Failure to read dialogue can result in game failure, and some things are ONLY said ONCE!
You are not in a "Captain Blood" novel here.
You need to earn your place in order to be successful.
You will need to spend a LOT of time in order to build up your skills.
Once you master the mechanics you will have a great time, but that will require about 8-10 hours at least if you have never played the series before.

Age of Pirates Words of Wisdom: "Rewards come to those that are patient".
Can you pass the test?
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32.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 mei
Sea Dogs: To Each His Own, a game of pirates and adventure! And steep learning-curves and frustration! I was going to write a positive review, but after much consideration I cannot bring myself to; This game is not something anyone can pick up and enjoy, no it is quite the opposite. You have to already know how to play an Akella Corsair game to get any enjoyment out of Sea Dogs: TEHO. Though I personally enjoy it, there isn't much good I can say about it.

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"WHAT WERE THEY THINKING WHEN THEY DID X!?" crosses my mind a lot when I dive into this game, there are some truly ♥♥♥♥ poor and outright stupid design choices which absolutely drive me up the wall.

Naval Combat: Without fail the most excruciating part of this game, it is both enjoyable, and truly unbearable. "ridiculous", "slow-paced", "boring", "repetitious" are some of the words I think to myself when ever I get stuck in a 2 hour long battle, you will spend more time firing hopelessly at an enemy, at point blank range MISSING every shot and if on the off chance you actually hit them, it will do ♥♥♥♥-all damage to them, and they will be doing more or less the same thing, but every shot hitting your vessel and destroying your sails and crew, but miraculously not damaging your hull, it is like being stuck in a perpetual state of limbo, there's no way of escaping it. You can't destroy your enemy, you can't surrender, you've just got to pray to Zeus that just maybe the weather will change, they'll sail away, or try to board you (Spoiler: Neither of those things happen.)

Learning Curve: Like I said at the beginning: You need to know how to play a game from the Corsair franchise to even begin playing this game. Keep a guide and a map of the Caribbean handy, otherwise you'll be dead in the water, not knowing where anything is, what to do or how to make it off of the first island. With that said, doing as I suggested still won't get you far as the developers have changed/broken a lot from it's predecessor (Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships.)

Skills: I'll get back to you when I actually figure out how they work. It worked in AoP2, doesn't work here. A lot of the time your skills will be drained, and there won't be any indication of what is causing this to happen.

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I few smaller complaints:

Music: Mute it straight away. Gets old fast

Land Combat: Too easy, pretty fun though.

Quests: Escort missions all over the place, and that is all I have to say about that.

Role-Playing: If you were expecting to play the role of a privateer or even a captain serving in a navy like in AoP2: Don't, there is no role playing allowed here.

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By all means buy this game *if* you are a fan of previous Corsair games like AoP2, but to new players that are interested in acquiring this game: Do not buy it. Spare yourself the headaches and tears and torrent Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships, far superior and easier to get into and enjoy.
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45.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 mei
Ok I'm gonna be honest: This game is really rough around the edges and can sometimes be quite frustrating. I've spent immeasurable hours playing Pirates of the Carribean (basically sea dogs 2) and I still needed to check the guides in the forum and on pirates ahoy to get my head around some of the basic controls and to understand what to look for in quests.

However, once you get through all that, it's a really rewarding experience. Sure they've recycled the lighthouse from POTC and sure the translation is sometimes abysmal and the graphics are pretty much the same as in POTC (a 2003 game), however that is to be expected from a £13 game.

The quests don't guide you as much as you'd like but this is what makes the game even more rewarding for me. Combat is unforgiving and if you haven't saved in a while you WILL regret it. Think of it like dark souls in that manner but simpler, without the gore and you create the checkpoints. This does mean that you might have to revert to multiple previous checkpoints depending how much you messed up. The tutorial is quite long and not as descriptive as a tutorial should be, definitely something that needs to be patched.

Other than that, once you get through those snags, the carribean is your oyster. All those (albeit copy/paste) reviews here on steam still tell the truth. This is a really good game if you like the whole pirate/RPG genre, the fact that I have played 45.9 hours in one week is quite indicative. I wholeheartedly recommend it for the price, would pay £30 if it were decently translated and had a better tutorial, would pay £50 if they also included graphics that were 2008-2010 standard (of course without sacrificing smoothness of play).
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292.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 april
pros: you can marry a redhead tomboy cutlass-wielding pirate beauty, who loves you above everything in the world and constantly wants you to bang her.

cons: she isn't real and you realize you (most likely) never find anyone like her irl. Also it gets a bit annoying after she drags you into hired room to have sex with her every time you visit a tavern.

10/10 if you don't mind outdated graphics, occasional poor quest design and protagonist's wife's nymphomaniac tendencies.
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28.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 mei
This game has its ups and downs but over all its a good game, if you ever played age of priates II then youve basiclly played this as they are almost identical other than the story.

The game does crash about once an hour which is easly combated by saving often before leaving a city and when you get to a city during combat if its going well and so on.

ive seen a few complaints from people not knowing how to make any money in the game, and its easy heres how, go south west from the starting port till you hit port royal sail around in curcles till pirates or spanish ships come to attack you. retreat to port royal and let them attack you. once the battle opens they are sitting right next to port royals fort which is nice enough to destroy them, or better yet decrew them in which case board and cap or sink. if the fort does sink the ships collect all floating cargo. then go sell in town your cargo as port royal almost everything is an import and the stuff that isnt is usually illegal or just every day goods you need for your ship. if the goods are illgal even better find a smuggler to sell your goods to. save before this. sell to them and presto some ships can net you 200k profit depending on the cargo. right now im using a war sloop to fight and to take cargo as some times capping a war gally even decrewed can be hard since the captian can kill you one hit at low levels.


the voices in the game are kind of annoying so i generally turn them off and listen to music instead. the AI is dumb as all hell and easy to out manuver or if you have lots of gun powder just drive in a stright line dropping mines for the clueless ai to constantly drive over till they sink. expensive but effective, killed a war gally with a sloop doing so, granted i used 3k gun powder.

over all id give the game a 7/10 due to crashes and poor voice acting and dumb ai. but other than that a great game.
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IT IS ENGLISH EVEN THO STEAM SAYS IT ISNT.
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Geplaatst: 12 februari
Do you like pirates? Becauseif you do, you should get this game ASAP.
Yes, the graphics are old, but other aspects are awesome!
Let`s go down the list:
1) Great, and realistic sea combat - you can use different types of ammo to deal damage (bombs can begin fire, shrapnel will tear crew apart )
2) Ground combat mechanics are unique - it`s challenging at first, but when you get used to it, you will ask yourself "Why nobody did this before?"
3) Great role-playing system - It`s got character stats, character perks and ship perks
4) ALOT of micromanagement!
5) Awesome quests, great characters, great artstyle
6) Massive open-world
And a lot more!
And finally devs made english translation! (It took pretty long time)
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Geplaatst: 13 februari
Wow, I thought this game will never be translated into English! And they finally did it! If you've ever thought "I wish there'd be another SeaDogs game", or "I wish Sid Meier's Pirates would merge with Mount and Blade" - look no further! This game is as Indie as it can be, but it's plethora of mechanics are insanely deep. Sandbox Pirate Simulator you maybe didn't know you needed in your life!
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9.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 februari
This is as close to a real Pirate game as you can buy.
Its a slow burning game where you need to make money, buy new ships,trade and fight and so much more.
A must have game which is now in English.....happy days.
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Geplaatst: 10 maart
First some most usefull hints for newplayers :
Check the keys config first, tutorial is weak on explaining those.

R key : time acceleration x 2, press again to return to normal, cant be key-mapped so dont override.
+ / - : time acceleration/decceleration (up to 8 on sea mode, 3 on land, 2.5 on map, and down to 0.5 everywhere), cant be key-mapped. Decceleration is usefull for hard sword fights.

Fencing mode to feint : SHIFT key (default) + LMB = group attack, + MMB : feint + counterattack, + RMB = feint, can be key-mapped in config.

Normal attack mode : LMB : slash, MMB : heavy attack, RMB : pierce

SPACE : block (default mapping)

E : draw/hide weapon (default mapping)

Q : fire pistol (default mapping)

Enter : action menu key (some people completly miss it to open worldmap when in sea mode ie), use arrow keys to navigate within action menu, left/right for choice of actions, up/down to select ships (when on sea mode).

F2 : all purpose game menus (like the inventory menu -> items)

on world map TAB : free camera map scrolling

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- pirate game
- open world
- deep background
- hundreds of hours of quests
- great variety of ships, weapons
- skill based, rpg like
- exploring, privateering, pirating, trading, crafting, upgrading, escorting, boarding, looting, stealing, plundering towns, flag sneaking and much more...

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Having played all title from Seadogs licence since the first one in 2000 (enjoyed all exept AOP1), this one is probably the best.

This is THE pirate game if you want to experience deep adventures, ships and sword fights.

Graphics havent changed much, but the background is there, atmosphere is great and it is what matters.

Much more stability, less crash, less bugs, that is already a lot compared to previous titles! The game runs very smoothly. In 100+h i experienced a dozen CTD only.

A lot of changes compared to Age of Pirate 2, no more skillbooks, but now you have amulets that give temporary bonus. And there is a new crafting system.

Also ship rank requirements have been revised, but you will still need to work your way in navigation before you can afford those huge deck guns.

In general the ergonomy of the game is much better, a new key for looting corpse, no more crew following and blocking you everywhere on deck when it is cleared from ennemies, new muskets and carbine...

After a long wait the game is now in english, sometime very poorly translated and you cant understand anything, but devs are improving this with every patch.

For newcomers i strongly suggest to read the community forum here since the game has no manual, and many features and commands arent shown in tutorial or cant be keymapped (like time acceleration). The game can be frustrating if you never experienced Seadogs, but once you master all its tricks (fencing mode...) it is a very enjoyable game and will bring you hundreds of hours of fun.
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8.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 februari
It is in English!!!!!! I just started the game so will update my review later.
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272.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 februari
Many thanks to the developers for this wonderful project! So many subtleties I have not seen in any game pirate theme. The game was very good. In the game a lot and every time you can find something special. Beautiful places, locations and the spectacular frame in a whole lot of ... Good tracks, burning ships, flying splinters in the body, a lot of smoke, fire on the fort Monóvar 1 class and all in a wide format. All the real fans of the genre purchase required !!!
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9.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 31 maart
For all of you who don't know it yet: this is the fifth game in the Sea Dogs series (originally named "Корсары").
The previous games are titled as follows:

Sea Dogs 1: "Sea Dogs: An Epic Adventure At Sea" (2000)
Sea Dogs 2: "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2003)
Sea Dogs 3: "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales" (2005)
Sea Dogs 4: "Age of Pirates: City of Abandoned Ships" (2009)

Back in the day, "Pirates of the Caribbean" (which got the license of the Disney film) was my favourite pirate game of all time. I had played the classics "Pirates!", "Sea Legends", "Big Sea", "1869: History Experience" and many many more before that, but "Pirates of the Caribbean" was the one to keep me entertained for... well... years, actually. It just had everything: sailing, naval battle, exploration of many different areas of the isles on foot, trading, raiding forts and much more. The soundtrack was absolutely enchanting and while the game had a bit of a console feel to it (and a few bugs), it was just amazing. The two "Age of Pirates" games were great as well, but they had no real main story (at least not to the extent of the predecessor) - instead you could create your own character and just be free in the caribbean. Sounded nice on paper, but playing the game felt a bit redundant.
(My REAL problem with those games was the atrocious StarForce copy protection on the disks. I just don't like rootkits on my PC, so I installed them both exactly once and when I grew tired of them, I uninstalled them, never to turn back to them again. "Better go back to Sea Dogs 2", I thought for many years.)

It's been SEVEN YEARS since the last instalment in the series and now there's finally a brand-new game! And thankfully, it offers everything the great "Sea Dogs 2/Pirates of the Caribbean" offered. Here, we FINALLY have the good old feeling of being back in the caribbean. There's only one character to choose, just as in Sea Dogs 2, and it's great because it comes with a strong story hook (no pun intended).

Of course, the game's engine feels exactly like the one from 2003.
Yeah, the voice acting is borderline silly. And yes, apart from SOME(!) high-res textures, the graphics seem like they are from 2006 or something.
And yes, instead of video sequences that tell the story, you get most of the exposition by dialog boxes (almost like in those anime visual novels).
HOWEVER: This really *IS* what the perfect pirate game should feel like. It's a bit wonky, yes, but it's worth every second of your time, without a doubt. Here's why:

Want to sail your ship from island to island with the possibility of switching to real-time every second? You can!
Want to buy and sell ships, freight, loot and other items, equipping the best weapons and armor to improve your stats? Then do that!
Want to explore all the different islands on foot and discover exciting areas? This game has that, and it's gorgeous!
Want to engage in exciting naval battles with the option of boarding enemy ships, attacking the enemy sailors with swords and guns, advancing to the captain's quarters in order to finish him and take over the ship? That's what this game is best at!! :)
Want to raid cities/forts the same way - by attacking them with your fleet and then finishing them off with swords and guns? Heeeell yeah, go for it!!

Up until now, this game hasn't had all that much of attention (let alone media coverage), which is an absolute shame because it clearly deserves it! These developers DESERVE to finally have real success with their creation! So even if it's a pirate game: don't pirate it! Support these guys!!

If you've ever thought "A pirate I was meant to be, trim the sails and roam the sea...", THIS is the perfect game for you!
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28.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 februari
So much fun to play. Play with your heart and you'll get rewarded.
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100.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 februari
Best pirate game ever. 5/5
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Geplaatst: 7 maart
Very good pirate game.
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28.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 februari
Been playing this game for hours and i have yet to be able to leave the starter island.
And yes i do have a boat, it just seems that it take hours in game to move , no idea how the rest of the game is but for now this is a very bad first impression.The quests are suprisingly hard to find and do, forced to reload many times and look up walkthroughs on the forum for guidance as the game it self offers zero help unless you go through the trouble of taking screenshots of the dialog.The combat so far is alright, was a bit hard to get into at first and tho i fail at understanding parry i have been able to block attacks in melee.

The game drops you on your ♥♥♥ in town, only suggestion on what to do is to ask some one about your brother.
I have found two ways of getting to the brother , one ask the wrong person and lose everything or ask the right person and wait a day.Most people will claim its a great game because there is no hand holding but there is a difference between a glowing arrow pointing you in the direction for your quest and directions from the quest location to the quest target.

Update1:
So thanks to the steam forum i manage to raise the funds required to have a ship with crew and supplies, as we set sail from port while listening to some epic music a pirate ship appears!
We get ready to fight as the music plays on and on..and on..and..on and..well tho this ship is bigger then the tutorial ship the god dam speed is the same of drift wood.So after sailing at 0.1 speed twords the pirates for 6 dam minutes my fighting spirit dies down fast.

The ship looks nice if nothing else...

Left the starter island and decided to not recommend the game.

Here is why, ship speed.
If you have something to do while traveling or multiple monitores then its duable to play.
Speed or rather the wind decides where you are able to go as if you for instance, like me are trying to go to the quest target after getting your own ship will be unable to head North as the speed drops when the wind is twords the west.And depending on where you are that speed could be anything from 0.1 - 3.0 at worst times.It some times helps to try and leave a island from a different spot.

Update2:
I did a wild guess out of frusteration and wow..with this great discovery all i can say is that this game is starting to feel playable again :)
So after spending a hour or two trying to finish a cursed sailing trip back to my brother on the tutorial island i randomly pushed a key while on the map and found out to my great surprise that my ship moved!!!I had thought that map was for overview only but apperently you can use it to quickly go from island to island as well as to find other ships.This new discovery pretty much eliminates my only reason to not recommend this game.So i can only say that i can defintly recommend this game even tho the quest system is a little old fashion based.Most people should get the hang of it, i just wish the tutorial actually explained how to play.
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Geplaatst: 13 februari
holy hell the best series for this genre is finally on steam and the latest entry is finally in english!
an absolute must buy for fans of the series no excuses.
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I`d buy it twice if I could.
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