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  • Summary: A chance encounter with an old sea-dog; the legend of a fantastic treasure - Thus begins an epic adventure for the 7 keys of the 7 seas – a daring battle against Royal Navy, sea monsters, a Witch Queen and Blackbeard himself. Steel yourself to face foes that no captain has ever bested before, in this perilous adventure of the enchanted worlds. Collect weapons, pick up crewmen, amass great riches and breach un-chartered seas. Learn the secrets of dozens of enemies as you cast off and set sail on a daring voyage of adventure and battle. Your crew await you, Captain. Choose a pirates life – For gold and glory. [Oxygen Interactive] Expand
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  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. A pirate's life should never be a solitary one, and the game works much better when played with a group of mates. [Issue #24, p.74]
  2. Pirates: Duels on the High Seas is not particularly a bad game, it is just one that does not stand out.
  3. It's a decent game that misses out on greatness due to a lack of thought in level design and a lack of variety in looks.
  4. While it’s still a way off being a title to remember, it’s a massive improvement on KoD and shows promise for the franchise that appears to be on the up, addressing key areas like the difficulty.
  5. I'd suggest avoiding this one, regardless of how low the price point may be, and you'd be better off spending your time on something else.
  6. Pirates: Duels on the High Seas feels more like a game for mobile phones that you can pick up for a fiver than a twenty quid DS game. It shows very little imagination and no new ideas, as though the developers have drawn themselves a very small box and made no attempt to think outside of it.
  7. A yo-ho-no. [Dec 2008, p.77]

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