The movie of the same name, while popular with many people, is not featured in this game. So Johnny Depp fans are going to be disappointed by his lack of appearance. However, the game itself makes up more for this absence. Created by the Russian developer Akella with Bethesda Softworks, Pirate of the Caribbean does come with it some technical issues, and it does take some time to learn it. But if you are looking for an exciting and different take on pirates, then this is the game for you.
The storyline revolves around Captain Nathaniel Hawk. The player, as Captain Hawk, has their adventures on land as well as on sea. There is a mix of interesting characters of different nationalities such as Portuguese, French, Dutch Spanish and British colonists as well as bloodthirsty pirates. The player meets these characters to get new missions. He also needs to collect information, crew members, new weapons, make money and obtain a ship so that the tasks can be completed. There are several towns with ports that have a general store, a tavern, and a shipyard. Other cities and villages have other destinations such as the harbormaster’s quarters or the office of the governor. The game starts off with Captain Nathaniel Hawk landing at Ox Bay, a British colony. He has to communicate with people, learn a few things such as commerce strategies and pick up a mission.
Problems within the game
Fun as the game is, it does have its set of problems which can hinder your enjoyment at times. The parts where Captain Nathaniel Hawk is on land are in third person perspectives. This is where the game has most of its problems. The biggest problem is that camera behaves inconsistently. This is especially annoying when you are in hand to hand combat in thirdperson and the camera gets stuck or has some other problem; that can mess up your position. Also, during combat situations, the camera gets jammed leaving Nathaniel and his crew members in vulnerable areas. As Nathaniel enters and leaves areas and building, the often gets stuck as the new environment is being loaded up. During these, the free camera control on the analog stick stops working, and Nathaniel just walks around pointlessly.
The PC version of this game is more stable than the Xbox one. Several users have reported that the Xbox version crashes or becomes corrupt and hours of saved game can be lost. The Xbox has more complicated controls compared to the PC game and takes longer to load. The PC also has awkward default control that cannot be change and the text in the game is often too large.
While these issues can be annoying, they don’t seriously affect your game. It is a fun and exciting game, and we would suggest you give it a try.