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Reviewed by giyanks22
Oct. 16, 2008
Value at it's best...


Age of Booty is Capcom and Certain Affinity's strategy game. Let me just say right off the bat: they've blown all other XBL and PSN arcade games out of the water (no pun intended).

Clocking in at only 800 microsoft points, or roughly Ten dollars, Age of Booty is worth every penny. The game has a very user friendly control system, that really only requires one to two minutes of your time to learn the basic controls. You move around by clicking on Squares, or hexes as the game calls them. You battle other ships through getting on a hex near them. If you are hurt you can heal at one of your towns, or at your pirate lair, but the pirate lair heals you quicker, and if you have enough resources you can upgrade your ship at the pirate lair. To win a game you have to capture a certain number of towns, and you capture towns by breaking down there defenses and capturing them like a flag.

The whole strategy component to the game is really...ingenious and simple. You start off with a predetermined number of resources, and spend them at the start of the game to buy you and your teammates one of three upgrades. Armor, which makes you withstand more bullets, but slows you down; Cannons, which makes you fire faster, but slows you down; or Speed, which speeds you up, and has no downside. It is best that you and your team figure out ahead of time who's getting what upgrade. 

There are three resources in Age of Booty: Wood, Gold, and Rum. You gather resources from capturing towns, picking up crates, or ransacking villages.  You can use the resources to purchase town defense upgrades, or to upgrade your teams ships, but be careful, because the resources are for the entire team and not just you.

The "campaign" in Age of Booty is really just a bunch of challenges each on easy, medium, or hard, but each is very different. The challenges basically just show you how to play, and teach you basic concepts of the game. You get some various achievements for beating all the challenges. The challenges are really fun, and are great learning tools for the incredible multi player that awaits you.

The multi player aspect of the game is really simple. There are two modes 4v4 or 2v2. In either mode you can play along with a friend over XBL or hook up locally. It is really quick, and the hours can rack up, because the games go by quick. This game calls for careful planning and a lot of team strategizing. Make sure as many of your teammates as possible have microphones. The multi player is really...really addicting, and it just makes your mouth water for more. The game is a thousand times more fun if you play with a friend, because you feel sort of obligated to work with them. The maps are very diverse and different, and each map requires you to rethink your strategy at the games start.

Age of Booty also has a great map editor system, that is very detailed and deep, but is once again incredibly simple. You can allow for where the resources are, where the towns are, and where the pirate layers are. You can also affect the geography of the map, so that people will have to maneuver around certain obstacles.

All and all, in my opinion, Age of Booty is the best Xbox Live or Playstation Network game ever. It has an incredibly addicting and deep multi player, that will keep you coming back and wanting more. The map editor system allows for you and your creativity to shine, while you can still have fun plundering the map for treasure.

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Posted by giyanks22

Here it is....leave comments and questions...


  






Reviewed by giyanks22
Oct. 16, 2008
Value at it's best...


Age of Booty is Capcom and Certain Affinity's strategy game. Let me just say right off the bat: they've blown all other XBL and PSN arcade games out of the water (no pun intended).

Clocking in at only 800 microsoft points, or roughly Ten dollars, Age of Booty is worth every penny. The game has a very user friendly control system, that really only requires one to two minutes of your time to learn the basic controls. You move around by clicking on Squares, or hexes as the game calls them. You battle other ships through getting on a hex near them. If you are hurt you can heal at one of your towns, or at your pirate lair, but the pirate lair heals you quicker, and if you have enough resources you can upgrade your ship at the pirate lair. To win a game you have to capture a certain number of towns, and you capture towns by breaking down there defenses and capturing them like a flag.

The whole strategy component to the game is really...ingenious and simple. You start off with a predetermined number of resources, and spend them at the start of the game to buy you and your teammates one of three upgrades. Armor, which makes you withstand more bullets, but slows you down; Cannons, which makes you fire faster, but slows you down; or Speed, which speeds you up, and has no downside. It is best that you and your team figure out ahead of time who's getting what upgrade. 

There are three resources in Age of Booty: Wood, Gold, and Rum. You gather resources from capturing towns, picking up crates, or ransacking villages.  You can use the resources to purchase town defense upgrades, or to upgrade your teams ships, but be careful, because the resources are for the entire team and not just you.

The "campaign" in Age of Booty is really just a bunch of challenges each on easy, medium, or hard, but each is very different. The challenges basically just show you how to play, and teach you basic concepts of the game. You get some various achievements for beating all the challenges. The challenges are really fun, and are great learning tools for the incredible multi player that awaits you.

The multi player aspect of the game is really simple. There are two modes 4v4 or 2v2. In either mode you can play along with a friend over XBL or hook up locally. It is really quick, and the hours can rack up, because the games go by quick. This game calls for careful planning and a lot of team strategizing. Make sure as many of your teammates as possible have microphones. The multi player is really...really addicting, and it just makes your mouth water for more. The game is a thousand times more fun if you play with a friend, because you feel sort of obligated to work with them. The maps are very diverse and different, and each map requires you to rethink your strategy at the games start.

Age of Booty also has a great map editor system, that is very detailed and deep, but is once again incredibly simple. You can allow for where the resources are, where the towns are, and where the pirate layers are. You can also affect the geography of the map, so that people will have to maneuver around certain obstacles.

All and all, in my opinion, Age of Booty is the best Xbox Live or Playstation Network game ever. It has an incredibly addicting and deep multi player, that will keep you coming back and wanting more. The map editor system allows for you and your creativity to shine, while you can still have fun plundering the map for treasure.

Posted by Player1

Lol you totally overrate age of booty, its not THAT good. It is in no way better than geometry wars, braid, or castecrashers. Still though, props on writing a review.

Enjoyed the vid. 
Posted by Gearhead

I agree with the Sarah Pallin being an inspiration, but her polices completely make me dislike her.

Posted by giyanks22

 Player 1- I think that it is better than castle crashers, and better than geometry wars, in terms of replayability and great working multi player. Castle Crashers had tons of technical issues, but was still a great game.

Gearhead- that's your opinion. I don't think Barack Obama is a very inspiratational person, but Joe Biden is, and I hate Obama's policies. I would rather have Obama shot and killed, and get Biden in the white house, because I think Biden is just as experienced as McCain if not even more, and if I had to choose a Democrat for my President it was Biden, because he and Bill Richardson are the only Democrats who had more than 10 years of experience in the Senate or Congress. Hillary has 8, Obama has 2 (roughly 141 days clocked in), and Edwards has 6. Richardson has close to twenty, and Biden has over thirty. Clearly Richardson and Biden are much better choices than Hillary, Edwards and Obama. But since Obama's black and can give  a speech and is the opposite of Bush, since Hillary was first lady and is the opposite of Bush, and since Edwards is good looking his wife has cancer, that's why they did better and not the more qualified candidates like Richardson and Biden.

The Republicans on the other hand had Mike Huckabee, who was one of the best governors ever of Arkansas, Mitt Romney, who was a successful governor in, of all states, Massachusetts, and Romney saved the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, McCain served twenty years in the military, and nearly thirty in congress, and Giuliani was an excellent attorney, and was one of the best mayors in the history in New York city. Each Candidate has over 10 years of experience actually leading people, not just voting. McCain led military units. Giuliani led the fourth largest city on earth. Huckabee led Arkansas. Romney led Massachusetts . The bar to be President is so much higher on the Republican side than the Democratic side. Obama even said in 2004 he wouldn't be ready to run for President in 2004...BTW: Here's the clip.


  

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Posted by Claude

The intro was great and there is no debate on what's on your mind. The music at the end of the video was cool... What was that? The review was well written and I enjoyed reading it. Take care, keep on gaming and speaking your mind, your honesty comes through quite well.

Posted by giyanks22

Thx claude. I appreciate it. The music at the end is from Batman begins. I got it off Limewire.