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Pirates of Black Cove Review


I wrote this (once again) for Bit-tech. Enjoy

There’s something very appealing about the idea of being a pirate. Not so much the borderline alcoholism or the missing limbs, but the freedom to go where you want and not having to do the washing often make pirate games a great way to escape the trappings of the real world. However, of all the pirate games we’ve played, Pirates of the Black Cove is the most predictably insipid. With its cartoon-like art style and 101 nearly identical jokes-in-a-bottle to be collected, Pirates of the Black Cove is steadily aimed at the younger market and offers little to attract more mature players. Read the rest of this entry

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