Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

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Monday Fun #6

Because it's still Monday, darnit. XD

(Yes yes, I forgot.)

I usually only post things that I've played with and really enjoyed quite a bit, but that isn't quite the case here, for reasons I'll go into below...

Pirates of the Caribbean Online

Game type: Downloaded MMORPG

Time demand: Demands probably at least half an hour or so at a time, and a good bit of time to get anywhere if it's like other MMORPGs. But hey.

Cost: Free, although some of the better content is apparently missing (like the best weapons and ship ammo, some quests, etc) unless you have a paid account (which you can upgrade to if you so choose).

What it is: For those few who may not know, MMORPG stands for Massively Mutliplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Like World of Warcraft, City of Heroes, Evercrack... er... Everquest, etc etc. You've heard of them, right? Right.

So this is one based on Pirates of the Caribbean, and is actually downloaded off Disney's site. Now, being both a movie spin-off and a free download, these are warning signs. But on the other hand, it's Pirates of the Caribbean, with appearances by various People You Know, so hey.

As for my own experience with the game, it... wasn't bad, what I got to play of it. Combat was a bit simplistic, but then early on it pretty much always is, in MMORPGs. (And may or may not get beyond that...) Unfortunately, every time I tried loading one key area toward the end of the tutorial section, my connection crashed, which is why I haven't played it more before mentioning it on here. I suspect that paid members might have more stable connections and less problems that way *coughcough*, but I'm not going to shell out the money right now to find out.

So from the small bit I managed to play, my feedback about the game would be "fair enough, although not mind-blowing." If you're a WoW fan getting tired of the same old same old for instance, might want to give it a whirl just to see what it's like.
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