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Pirates: Duels on the High Seas review

More of the same would be an understatement


  • If you liked the first one...
  • Jolly for the first level
  • Multiplayer adds a little spice


  • Nothing-special visuals
  • Ships slide all over
  • Tired story

This is the follow-up to lacklustre WiiWare title Pirates: The Key of Dreams. This is essentially the same game, about which we have the same opinion. So, “take charge of a pirate ship... it’s a life of navigating angular waterways populated by fleets of enemy vessels, which you destroy either with standard broadsides or finite bow-fired weapons... it’s all quite jolly for the first level but once you’ve progressed a bit further you realize how little variety there is... multiplayer free-for-alls add a little spice to the formula, but overall this is a yo-ho-no.”

Did we really say “yo-ho-no”? Ha! How funny we are. Anyway, we gave the original a 4. Which sounds about right.

Oct 16, 2008

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DescriptionA lackluster WiiWare game goes to the DS and it is still crummy. Who would've guessed?
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Release date14 May 2009 (US), 19 September 2008 (UK)