Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2012 08:27 Posted by Clash Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:10
Reviewed by Sam for FamilyFriendlyGaming
I will come right out into the open. I am not impressed with The Pirate King. This is a one on one combat game with all kinds of spiritual overtones. The first thing I noticed about the The Pirate King is it is free. They want an email address so they can freely advertise to you. Then you get into the game and find out that your character is dead. A voodoo man raised you from the dead so you can fight all these other raised from the dead character. Players learn about gold, soul points, and all of these odd characters on the island. One of them lets you play a lottery. This is a wheel that you spin for prizes. It costs money for each spin.
I love how crisp, clean, and clear the graphics are in The Pirate King. The colors are awesome. Then I noticed the bare breasted mermaid with her hand partially covering her breast. Why was that needed? The ships shoot cannons at one another to sink the other one in explosive regret. I was not able to congratulate those that beat me, so I was robbed the opportunity of being a good sport.
The music in The Pirate King fits the theme of pirates. The whole raising from the dead, voodoo, and other spiritual verbal content makes The Pirate King one that the majority of Americans will eye warily. The special effects can fit the theme in some areas, and get tiresome in others.
The Pirate King is free for a reason. It is one of those that draws you in, and if you want to keep playing then you have to pay them some money. Unless of course you are willing to wait however many hours. In this case it was eight hours. This is not quite the bait and switch, but it is dangerously close for my tastes. The combat in The Pirate King is not much fun, and it is hard to tell if you will win before a battle.
The Pirate King is steep with religious content that is in direct conflict with the Judea-Christian belief set that the majority of Americans claim to be believe. There are some good ideas that could have gone a long way.
Family Friendly Factor: 45%
System: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
Rating: ‘4+’ for 4+