Pirates of Black Cove

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Pirates of the Black Cove is a game in which the player takes the role of a pirate captain who wants to find an island with a buried treasure. The game can be divided into three distinctive parts: free roaming, land missions and sea fights.

While the player can explore the whole game world, the story is advanced by completing missions. Those mostly involve sailing to a certain point, fighting something or doing a land mission, but it tries to spice things up by varying the mission goals, e.g. fighting a giant octopus. Sea fights involve manoeuvring the ship into a good position and firing the cannon to sink the enemy. Land missions are similar to real-time tactics game: the player has a certain amount of units which are commanded indirectly. A click on an enemy involves in automatic attacks.

The free roaming sections include the possibility to find collectibles (for example pirate jokes) or find items to brew helpful potions. There are also role-playing elements because the main character receives level-ups which improve the special abilities (depending on which of three characters is chosen at the start of the game). Loot can be used to upgrade the ship.

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Game industry News (GiN) Windows Sep 21, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor International Windows Aug 02, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Bit-Tech Windows Sep 04, 2011 60 out of 100 60
Ironhammers Windows Aug 08, 2011 3 out of 5 60
IGN Windows Aug 16, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
Multiplayer.it Windows Aug 11, 2011 5 out of 10 50
GameTrailers Windows Aug 11, 2011 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.se Windows Aug 12, 2011 4 out of 10 40
4Players.de Windows Aug 05, 2011 40 out of 100 40
Calm Down Tom Windows Oct 24, 2011 2 out of 10 20

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