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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9 juli

Message in a Bottle From the Devs

Is anyone still here?

We humbly ask your forgiveness for the recent lack of news. The team's vacation is ending and we've got a lot of work to do.



Expect a great number of exciting announcements soon and stay tuned.

Good hunting!

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10 maj

The Final Lesson DLC is available!



First, let us thank you all for an amazing trust and support you are giving us since February. The game was originally released on Steam in 2012 but only 3 years later it is actually shining here. And that is thanks to you. Okay, we did our part too (a small one!) but Sea Dogs: To Each His Own is your game as much as ours. Thank you.

If you are a fresh pirate recruit who was dragged to our shores just recently, please make sure to read this Open Letter. It's quite interesting in our opinion.

http://steamcommunity.com/games/223330/announcements/detail/65668531643437205

The Final Lesson DLC is live! We apologize for a three week delay, but we are a small team and for us, it's hard sometimes to tame the gamedev kraken.

The DLC is still not visible everywhere on Steam, but you can purchase and play it right now!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/452520

About DLC:
  • Five quests plus a bonus one.
  • All quests are designed for the early game with a level cap 4-12. The bonus quest has a level 14 cap.
  • Every quest can be started on French islands before The Dutch Gambit quest line.
  • This is a story of Charles's first months in the Caribbean, it's about hard lessons he has to learn if he wants to survive the storm to come.
  • Rewards are various and include money, weapons, experience and a new quest boarding officer;
  • New achievement;
  • Reworked polacre model.

This is the very first major content update we planned, there is more to come. Hope you enjoy it!

Good hunting!

Suum cuique

P.S.

A gift from the Lady Fortune.

P4*4B-K*QI6-QEXP0

* - Her name. She is red and she is dangerous.


P.P.S.

Please tell about us your friends and gift them with this DLC. We all must take our final lessons.

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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

Systemkrav

    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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docflamingo
( 46.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 20 juli
Garbage. I am a long-time fan of the series and a modder who worked on the Community Build for POTC (Sea Dogs 2) at Pirates Ahoy and was thrilled to see this game come out in English—I have never been more disappointed in a game. It is full of game-killing bugs—you can fail or refuse missions that simply end the progression of the story and you don’t even realize until many hours later, it is difficult to the point of utter absurdity for no reason and mainly due to extreme cheating for the AI, it is utterly out of balance, the translation into English is atrocious, and it is graphically inferior to the version that came out in 2005 on top of everything else. The tutorial is a joke--it tells you nothing--there is no map--missions often don't include the needed information to complete them, it goes on and on. There is nothing to recommend this game what-so-ever. Steam shouldn’t even be selling it—this is a non-functioning piece of software. It has potential but that's all it has and it's been out long enough now that it wouldn't be in this condition if it were ever going to reach it. If you want a great game, and are still on Windows 8 or earlier, get a used copy of Pirates of the Caribbean, download the Community Build mod, and enjoy what this game SHOULD have been but is not and never will be anything like. Sad, just plain sad.
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Barbarossa Bey
( 112.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 3 juli
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.

Developer's support is absolute minimum with no wiki available.

The only thing "improved" is less chance of crashing than AOP2... minus the fun open world Caribbean atmosphere which you can't enjoy as much as in AOP2.

Better download the original AOP2 from torrent sites, then for more spice download the Gentlemen of Fortune mods from ModDB.
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Favoritehemroid
( 2.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 23 juni
After reading a lot of the negative reviews I come to notice that most have had the same issues. Normally I would give a game more time and see if it improves but because of Steam's genius 2 hour play time max for refunds I cut this short in hopes to get one. I would have rathered this game have a sandbox option and not even bother with this storyline that I really don't give a ♥♥♥♥ about. The tutorial is just terrible and it seems like the game just leaves you on an island to fend for yourself learning the key aspects of the game. Make a tutorial as you go with help menus as things become new. Games that put tutorials as missions have to be really careful because a lot of times it sucks. Unfortunately the randomness of this game can make your tutorial experience be a game breaking one in which as soon as you get off the island your jumped by pirates that are much more equiped and better then you. With a lot of it being based on luck. This is all early game of course and honestly if its THIS bad then I would rather not drag this out. First impressions is what makes or breaks games.

If your thinking that this game is like Pirates of the Carribean the one released by Bethesda, its not... Not even close. Seems like the same engine but it just isn't. That game was a lot more balanced and well fun. This game is just a frustrating mess.
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Sinui
( 12.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 22 juni
I was really excited when I found this...now I'm just fustrated and bored by it.

I was a massive fan of the first Sea Dogs way back when - and sort of ejoyed the 'sequal' Pirates of the Carribean.
Unfortunately I was really hoping this was a 'return to form' and would have the best of SeaDogs and POTC... (which is some respects it does) but unfortunately its just so close to broken in gameplay elements its almost impressive.

I had to dig through about 4 FAQs to get out of the tutorial island and even then it was SO precise that if you missed this job offer or the other then you might get stuck on the island. Indeed - because I didn't complete some particular mission it wouldn't let me "go to map" and sail in the open world, which would be fine...except it didn't explain any of that.
- A russian "google translated" FAQ on how to complete the tutorial island did.

After using CheatEngine and more FAQs to break free of the tyranical tutorial (because 4 restarts is enough thanks)...I'm finding the game still to be finicky. I cant find a spyglass (I opted to miss the starting one), combat is too slow at sea (though the boarding is alright - wont deny that), working out how to reload my pistol took WAY too long and another online FAQ.

All in all it still needs work for it to be 'fun'. Currently feels like a dodgy pirate 'sim' that expects you to know what to do without explaining why or how you should do it. Great shame.

So after 11 hours of getting stuck and restarting the tutorial, I have failed to become a pirate king. And for once - I dont think its my fault.

Off to play DarkSouls I think - seems fitting.
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Kulizma
( 130.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 15 juni
good game. not for casuals
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cjrea
( 9.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 12 juni
Have played coas a lot. This is impossible on normal difficulty . Time based quests cannot be done unless all in our favour.Do not buy or play on easy and only then if you are experienced.
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chazsi
( 18.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 10 juni
Cannot recommend this game. VERY VERY repetitive and boring after a short while.

Finding the quests is not as clearly intuitive as it should be in my opinion.

If you miss a quest... you are screwed. If you want to progress, you'll have to reload a save. Better hope you saved at the right point.

While sailing at open sea, I'm surrounded by 5 pirate fleets. No way to avoid them? I'm out gunned and out manned. Cannot run away.

Reload. Now at sea I avoid the pirates only to have a lone pirate ship over take me from half a world away. I beat him and loot his ship. Only to have time expire on my current mission and now I'm a Pariah and cannot land in any port.

Reload. Avoid all pirates and head straight for the goal as fast as I can. Still get there late. I'm now an enemy of the state and cannot enter any port.

Reload. No. After 18 hours and still being lead around by tutorial missions to "teach me" the game. I've had enough.

Final comment. The steam link to a manual for this game does NOT have a manual. It takes you to a steam store page on the internet not the steam site. Been that way for years apparently. When I contacted them about it, they recommended I contact the game developer.

This game is a total and complete rip off. Very disappointing.

I'm off to buy AC4

Cheers!
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Alstack
( 318.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 7 juni
This game has its issues. Unlike other games I play the developers seem to pay attention to our complaints as to bugs, crashes, translations and such. With that said, this is a great game. No it is not as polished as "The Witcher" series, but the potential is there with future updates, fixes and releases.

There is a serious learning curve, which only enhances the playability. Understanding all you can and can not do, makes the game interesting. I enjoy a challenge. Some of the missions are close to impossible untill you understand the game mechanics along with your abilities. I like the AI that controls the sailing aspect, seas, wind, weather. I actually sail and that part of the game is fun for me.

Getting the map of the Caribbean Sea, for the game's time period is valuable. As all things in the real world, names of places change, the geography pretty much stays the same. Different ships, weapons and core crew members make for interesting choices you need to make. Some will come back to haunt you others were splendid choices.

Of course save often in open slots, follow the developers suggestions for a smoother game, and when all else fails and your frustrated, start over choose different options and see if they fit your style of play.

No, this game is not for everyone. I am sure eventually with luck and persistance you will become the feared pirate "Roberts" with a devastating ship, but till then play and enjoy. Be part of a game still being tweeked and developed by a group of developers who, IMHO get it.
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Bughuul
( 33.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 22 maj
I tried to like this game, I really did. It looked liked a good successor of AoP2:CoAS.
The problem is, that the game is too unbalanced. You work hard just to get a weak 5th class ship and for what?? To be constantly harrassed by 4th, 3rd and 2nd class pirate ships?? That just isn't fun.... Oh and the skill progression is so slow that even my dead grandmother is faster than that. AoP2 was full of bugs, yes... but it still was fun and a lot more playable than this. For example, I always got plenty of quest from governors, always something else, but completable. But here??? I get always the same naval missions everywhere, and it really sucks because with that good for nothing lugger I can't finish the quest!! So I'm very sorry, but I don't recommend this game, unless you are patient, and willing to invest hundreds of hours to get something decent.
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CSA FD
( 164.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 21 maj
The Caleuche and The Final Lesson, dont even show up in the "extra content", it starts over again as if the game just came out. i love the game, but the storyline absolutely sucks! without a trainer it's almost impossible to do. as well as get the Navigator and save the Indian later on unless you have tons of cash. The Sailing, land fighting, sea battles are great as well as the ship designs and the merchant trinkets you can buy, but the "alchemy" lists and other things like that are rediculous and finding the "tool box" is a waste of time to find until you get to justice island. Also the pistol/ammo is stupid with some handguns (that blow up after only 2 or 3 shots), officers dont stay very long even if you pay them.
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Garbage. I am a long-time fan of the series and a modder who worked on the Community Build for POTC (Sea Dogs 2) at Pirates Ahoy and was thrilled to see this game come out in English—I have never been more disappointed in a game. It is full of game-killing bugs—you can fail or refuse missions that simply end the progression of the story and you don’t even realize until many hours later, it is difficult to the point of utter absurdity for no reason and mainly due to extreme cheating for the AI, it is utterly out of balance, the translation into English is atrocious, and it is graphically inferior to the version that came out in 2005 on top of everything else. The tutorial is a joke--it tells you nothing--there is no map--missions often don't include the needed information to complete them, it goes on and on. There is nothing to recommend this game what-so-ever. Steam shouldn’t even be selling it—this is a non-functioning piece of software. It has potential but that's all it has and it's been out long enough now that it wouldn't be in this condition if it were ever going to reach it. If you want a great game, and are still on Windows 8 or earlier, get a used copy of Pirates of the Caribbean, download the Community Build mod, and enjoy what this game SHOULD have been but is not and never will be anything like. Sad, just plain sad.
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Perhaps, it is the best game about pirates at this moment.
Sea Dogs: To Each His Own is successor of Sea Dogs (2000), Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) and Age of Pirates: City of Abandoned Ships (2007).

Advantages: interesting storyline, various gameplay, very beautiful atmosphere of 17th century's Caribbean. Many quests, including story missions, have several variants of solution. For the first time at the Sea Dogs series appeared craft and alchemy.

Disadvantages: old graphic and restrictions of old game engine. Do not forget that it's an indi project of amateur stidio.

If you like games about pirates, where you need to think, not just swing a cutlass, if you like bright characters, historical accuracy (many characters are real historical people) - well then, it is a game for you.

9/10 (not 10 points due to old graphic)

P. S. I play Sea Dogs and Age of Pirates series during 5 years, and I hope, that this series of games will continue to evolve.
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Very OLD Akella Pirates game player here 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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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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This game has its issues. Unlike other games I play the developers seem to pay attention to our complaints as to bugs, crashes, translations and such. With that said, this is a great game. No it is not as polished as "The Witcher" series, but the potential is there with future updates, fixes and releases.

There is a serious learning curve, which only enhances the playability. Understanding all you can and can not do, makes the game interesting. I enjoy a challenge. Some of the missions are close to impossible untill you understand the game mechanics along with your abilities. I like the AI that controls the sailing aspect, seas, wind, weather. I actually sail and that part of the game is fun for me.

Getting the map of the Caribbean Sea, for the game's time period is valuable. As all things in the real world, names of places change, the geography pretty much stays the same. Different ships, weapons and core crew members make for interesting choices you need to make. Some will come back to haunt you others were splendid choices.

Of course save often in open slots, follow the developers suggestions for a smoother game, and when all else fails and your frustrated, start over choose different options and see if they fit your style of play.

No, this game is not for everyone. I am sure eventually with luck and persistance you will become the feared pirate "Roberts" with a devastating ship, but till then play and enjoy. Be part of a game still being tweeked and developed by a group of developers who, IMHO get it.
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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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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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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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96.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 januari, 2015
It looks outdated, but if you can ignore the looks, you will be rewarded. This one is most deep privateer\trader RPGs out there, you can do whatever you want, but nothing will come easy.

It's quite alright there to wipe a Gold fleet alone then sink all the loot when caught in the storm right in port bay.
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Upplagd: 6 februari
It is in English!!!!!! I just started the game so will update my review later.
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