Another entry that at first glance looks like just your average ghost ship, Grandia's nautical dungeon only reveals its pirate influence after a careful examination of clues onboard.
Above: Surely this vessel must have been used for pirate purposes if it has a treasure room
Treasure chests alone wouldn't be enough to prove piracy, as treasure chests are truly a staple of the RPG genre if there ever was one. But when you find a whole room devoted to treasure, chances are high that this vessel was used for professional plundering. And while the captain's quarters doesn't have any completely damning evidence, it definitely has strong pirate vibe.
Above: Only a pirate captain would have a skull for a paperweight
The giant squid is the eternal rival of the pirate, so his presence seals the deal for this being a pirate ship, and also explains where all the pirates went (in his tummy).
Above: "I find those quotes a tad offensive, young lady," said the Squid King
Kingdom Hearts II
This one might seem like cheating a bit, but it fills our criteria so perfectly it can't be denied. We love Kingdom Hearts II, but trying to recreate this scene from the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie on the PS2 was sadly a misstep.
Here, we see Elizabeth Swann held captive in Captain Barbossa's quarters, right before he reveals to her the true nature of the Black Pearl and its crew. While not exactly the same as the cinematic version, it's close enough to only make the graphics look worse than they really are and underscore the lesser quality of the voice acting compared to original actors. Once you get past that cutscene awkwardness and into the actual gameplay, the Pirate section of KHII successfully pushes the Square-Enix/Disney crossover envelope by adapting live action movie characters to fit in to an otherwise animated world.
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