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Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
43
4.1
Windows
57
3.6
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Description

Pirate Francis Blade suffers shipwreck and washes ashore on the mysterious island La Borgne. In a cave, he discovers an amulet that allows him to transform into Black Buccaneer, a cursed pirate with supernatural voodoo powers. He needs to find a way off the island, collect items to repair his ship, and fight the witch La Borgne who guards the treasure she has collected over the years.

The 3rd-person gameplay is similar to the modern Prince of Persia games. Francis Blade uses his sword, gun, and magic to fight enemies in a Caribbean setting. There are also a lot of environment-based puzzles with acrobatic moves. The area has been divided into 18 major sections, not all of them available right away. Blade needs to collect new powers for his Black Buccaneer form, and can for instance take control of enemies or summon minions.

Killing enemies provides points, which can be used to offer to the voodoo god to continue when Blade dies.

Screenshots

Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows Whoa! I almost tripped off the ledge!
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows I suppose the platform-ness of the game could be concealed a little better.
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows Quests you get are listed and explained here.
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows Showing a baboon your fancy swash buckling moves. Yes a bit excessive I'd agree.

Alternate Titles

  • "Черный Корсар" -- Russian spelling
  • "Black Buccaneer" -- European title

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The Press Says

Gamezone (Germany) Windows May 30, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Zone Windows Oct 29, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct, 2006 59 out of 100 59
4Players.de Windows Jun 01, 2007 58 out of 100 58
Game Captain PlayStation 2 May 29, 2007 58 out of 100 58
Yiya Windows May 21, 2007 8 out of 15 53
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 11, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Level Windows Jun 10, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Gamer.nl Windows Feb 04, 2007 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Jul 08, 2007 F 0

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