Its fun, whoever liked the first part or the Gothic series will enjoy this game.
Undeniable it has some edges, e.g parts of the combat system or the overall character animations but thats probably because of a low budget, but beneath that lies a really good RPG with nice graphics and a nice realization of the pirate scenario.
Whereas the mainstory is kinda boring, there is like a bad god and you spend the game preparing to kill that god. I don't want to spoil too much but the ending is pretty obvious after a while, so not really interesting.
Same goes for all of the characters, while some of them are at least good written, they are boring as hell and simple chliches, so everyone who is in search for a game with deep lore and interesting characters won't be satisfied with this game.
The fighting system is actually kind of fun, at least against human enemies, against enemies its much more simple but less fair. One tip: don't use the musket, that makes the game even easier than it already is. Either way, after about 20 hours you should play the game on hard.
I does have an interesting skill system, well actually its a simple one. You get XP for every kill/quest which you can spend on one of 5 traits, like Swordfighting, Voodoo, or toughness.
The money you gain you either spend in improving your skills at special trainers or in gear.
The graphics are sometimes gorgeous, not only the graphics but also the design, even after 30 hours of gameplay the jungles or beaches you visit won't get boring at any time. The worst part of the game lies here though: the character animations, those are so unbelievable bad you should probably laugh at them rather then hating them.
And for everyone with a fairly good computer, you should check out the mod "AntiWarp", it removes that weird warping of the plants, it's really easy to install as well.
Posted: October 27th, 2013