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Gaming Pirates of the Black Cove Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 4 Sep 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Hovis

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    Damn it. I've been fishing for a good pirate game for ages. And I don't mean the sort that you get in the form of a torrent file.
     
  3. David164v8

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    Well, it's only £15 So I might give it a go.
     
  4. wardogz

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    I played it all the way through, doesn't take any thought at all really, and once you've upgraded your ship you can kill anything easily, the land segments are a pain and desperately need a save point option, can't have been too bad though as I did play it all the way through, also suffers from frame stuttering to an extent although the patches seem to have at least stopped it freezing up all together. At the end of the day, cheap game, looks nice and a reasonable if repetitive time waster :).
     
  5. alialias

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    Doesn't sound like it deserves 60%...
    I can't remember reading anything positive?
     
  6. thehippoz

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    if it's anything like sid meiers' pirates, I'll skip

    it looks just like it really.. the age thing was kind of interesting though- after years of ramming into ships and tossing the captain overboard your character got old.. the land rescues were pretty bad too

    played a lot of pirates though, I'll admit xD there's something about a crappy game that has pirates in it
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Give us a good pirate game then! I'm feeling the need to plunder the caribbean.
     
  8. Jim

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    ^ this.

    What actually warranted the 60%?
     
  9. gogzyhutch

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    Pity???
     
  10. Nikumba

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    Just want Pirates with MP :)
     
  11. Trefarm

    Trefarm No matter what... It's all good

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    +1

    "For some time now, the writers of bit-tech and bit-gamer haven’t been entirely satisfied that the current scoring system (scoring out of 10) enabled us to clearly communicate the subtle difference between the products we review every day"

    One of the flaws with Bit-Gamer is you seem to feel you have to produce new content daily. But your not prepared to allocate the time for writers to produce anything worth while.

    If you need filler, why not let some of the attention starved forum grommits do reader reviews, it'd probably generate more page hits for your advertising.
     
  12. Pricester

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    According to the "Score Guide":
    An overall score of 50 per cent means that the hardware or game being reviewed is as mediocre as they come. Unless one of the breakdown scores is particularly high we wouldn't recommend buying anything that scores 50 per cent or less.

    So... you're saying this is an above average game? What on earth have you been playing that brings your "average" so low?
     
  13. Hovis

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    Mediocre is not average. Mediocre is bad.
     
  14. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Semantics.
     
  15. Pricester

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    50% is average, by definition... so 60% must be above average...
     
  16. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Mediocre is absolute, average is relative.

    The average game might be quite a bit better than a mediocre one.
     
  17. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Poor > Mediocre > Average > Good > Great
     
  18. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Basically Bauul had the right of it. Both words mean the same thing. But to many people Average is a subjective thing where as Mediocre is not, even though both words mean the same.

    So it should be (to use your explanation): Awful > Poor > Average > Good > Great
     
  19. stouffer

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    There's way too few decent pirate games so I'm a sucker whenever things like this comes out. I played it a little and it seems like a wannabe reboot of Sid Meiers Pirates. I wasn't a massive fan of the on-land sections but that's also true for the Sid Meiers game
     
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    Doesn't look bad for the price to be honest, kinda looks like that old pirate ship game with new graphics.
     
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