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Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
57
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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.

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Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows A save portal. Be careful though, you can only save depending on how many enemies you've killed and how many points you've saved.
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 At first, like many other games, there is a tutorial which is presented within your first initial encounters. Here's learning how to use a pistol.
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows Whoa! I almost tripped off the ledge!

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

PC Zone Oct 29, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
FOK!games Oct 19, 2006 61 out of 100 61
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2006 59 out of 100 59
4Players.de Jun 01, 2007 58 out of 100 58
Game Captain May 29, 2007 58 out of 100 58
PC Powerplay Jun 27, 2007 53 out of 100 53
Yiya May 21, 2007 8 out of 15 53
Level Jun 10, 2008 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2006 49 out of 100 49
Gamer.nl Feb 04, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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Hucklebarry (19) added Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer (Windows) on Jul 07, 2007
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