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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Gamers Daily News Windows Aug 25, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Game industry News (GiN) Windows Sep 21, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Destructoid Windows Aug 04, 2011 7 out of 10 70
GamingUnion.net Windows Aug 11, 2011 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Aug, 2011 57 out of 100 57
XGN Windows Aug 11, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
Hooked Gamers Windows Aug 10, 2011 5.4 out of 10 54
Cheat Happens Windows Aug 27, 2011 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.de Windows Aug 05, 2011 4 out of 10 40
PCActu Windows Oct 25, 2011 2 out of 10 20

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