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Thursday, December 20, 2007

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Pirates Of The Caribbean Online Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Ten Ton Hammer has posted a new review of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Online. The game allows thousands of players to experience the adventures made famous in the films and explore beyond those boundaries in a quest to become the most legendary pirate on the high seas. Ten Ton gave the game a score of 3 out of 5.

From the review:

Wasps are the least of your worries in PiratesOnline.
You fittingly began your life as a pirate in jail. None other than Cap'n Jack Sparrow will help you break out and give you the hook up with a connection to get a sword. From there, you'll transport to the starting area where you'll go through a pretty nice tutorial. You'll learn the arts of sword fighting, hone your skills on fighting with a  gun, gain insight on how to use voodoo magic, and even practice commanding a ship. The game does a good job of providing on-screen illustrations to accompany the instructions you'll receive.

While your first instinct may be to turn combat into a mouse-click spam marathon, it's actually a little deeper than that. The first basic special combat move you learn involves clicking once to start the attack and then clicking once again in the apex of the back swing to perform the special move. It took me a while to get down the timing for this little maneuver because I had to battle my assumption that the best way to fight was to constantly click the mouse until everything died (thanks Dungeons & Dragons Online !).

Once you've gotten the basics, you're ready to live the pirate's life to the fullest. On land, this involves conducting a series of quests, most of the kill x sphincter beetles variety. The enemies range from undead to henchmen of the East India Trading Company. All die without blood and gore, so it's very young person safe. At sea, you can fight with other ships. This is the area of the game that best lends itself to multiplayer, as one player navigates the ship while others attack the opponents.
Read the rest of the review at the link provided below.

Ten Ton Hammer:PotCO Review
Pirates of the Caribbean Online

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