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Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (Xbox)

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Written by  :  Giacomo (6)
Written on  :  Feb 19, 2003
Platform  :  Xbox
Rating  :  3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

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Summary

Extremly Underrated Game

The Good

This game is very simple in its presentation and graphics. With that said, it is still a very nice looking game. The gameplay mechanics are as simple as you want or as intricate as you want. The ship battles are fun, especially if you felt like ship battles could never be button smashers. Ramming opponents ships is so satisfying and the strategies of shredding the AI ships sails to bring them to a halt is a fresh and valid strategy I have not encountered in a console game.

The mini-games (ski like run down a mountain) are a nice change and the treasure system and replenishing of supplies is fairly standard, but help promote the game play as time goes by.

Some of the strategies to take out bosses are very cool.

The Bad

The melee combat while playing as the Black Kat is very simple. Hack n Slash all the way. This game can be very simple and a little repetative.

Some of the strategies to take out bosses are not very evident.

The Bottom Line

An adventure game in the vein of Zelda (N64), but not as deep or original. Great game for the casual gamer or kid gamer. At the reduced price of 19.99 that I found it, it was a steal.