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Edited by deskp

Lame, opening ship is ripp off of black pearl from potc.

Posted by forkboy

I have never heard of this series before. But this looks interesting enough.

Edited by Rapid

For some reason, when I read Pirates.... for a split second I got over excited "AGE OF BOOTY 2"

Posted by Morningstar

Curious about this one. Crossing my fingers.

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Posted by CptBedlam

@Morningstar: Yep, me too. I was really waiting for another Pirates!-kinda game for consoles.

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Posted by Winternet

Guys, should I go and play Port Royale and Port Royale 2 before jumping into PR 3, or should I read some wiki, watch a couple of vids on youtube and I'm good to go?

Posted by Morningstar

@CptBedlam: Oh it's coming out for consoles as well, now I'm even more curious.

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Posted by Giantstalker

Awww, and here I was just hoping for a modern Somalian pirate simulator.

Someday, someday...

Posted by h0lgr
@deskp said:

Lame opening ship is ripp off of black pearl from potc.

Well, this is some deep irony right here.
Posted by DrJota

I might play this game...

Schooner or later!

...

I apologize for nothing!

Posted by Mode7

Port Royale 2 hit me with a lot of info right at the start and kinda turned me off. A little to much text tutorial before you get to do anything. If they can make this more accessible at the start and add complexity over the first few hours of game play I could see myself picking it up.

Posted by FourWude

Oldy worldy pirates were so romantic. They would at least have the courtesy of buggering you in private below decks. Modern pirates are so uncouth.

Posted by zellar

Not another pirate snorefest!!!!

Posted by raiz265

Am I the only one who's more turned off than anything else from "The CoD of 17th century boat sims!"?

Ugh.

Posted by forkboy

@raiz265 said:

Am I the only one who's more turned off than anything else from "The CoD of 17th century boat sims!"?

Ugh.

I honestly stared at the stream & had to sit there for 30 seconds trying to work out what this "CoD" thing was. Then I realised what it was & wanted to kick whoever came up with that tagline in the shin. Because it's really dumb

Posted by joachimo

@raiz265 said:

Am I the only one who's more turned off than anything else from "The CoD of 17th century boat sims!"?

Ugh.

Its just a quote from friggin xbox world, who cares about them?

although the people who made this trailer did decide to put it in there.. I dont know what to make of that.

Posted by Origina1Penguin

You can tell which parts are probably just part of the opening cinematic for the game -_-

I bet Sid Meier's Pirates! is still more fun.

Posted by Masha2932

@raiz265: I don't see the problem. Maybe the XBOX world guys are suggesting that it's the most polished entry in the series or the series' steep learning curve has been improved and the game is easier to learn, hard to master. I for one know the previous games were really hard to get into in the earlier stages.

The COD series is derivative and stagnating at the moment but it still has its positives and I'm sure that is what the writer was implying.

That being said a better phrase to use would have been- 'the most polished entry in the series' etc.

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Posted by dagas

In Stores September 2012? Steam Says May 4th, at least in EU.

Posted by Mr48

@Origina1Penguin: Yeah but Pirates! is literally digital crack, are you in favor of selling crack to children?

Posted by HeavyDuty32

"The CoD of the 17th Century boat sims!"? Would you not assume that's sarcasm?

Posted by sins_of_mosin

Very nice, looking forward to playing this on the Xbox 360.

Posted by MeatSim

I would play a game with modern day pirates.

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@Winternet said:

Guys, should I go and play Port Royale and Port Royale 2 before jumping into PR 3, or should I read some wiki, watch a couple of vids on youtube and I'm good to go?

If that's a serious question, then no, no you should not. The Port Royale series is sort of a sim of the 1700s Caribbean Islands, where you set up pirate ports (or maybe you can make legit ones too? I forget). A lot of it is town building followed by economy and budget-balancing and resource trading, sort of similar to Tropico or Anno 2070 or Anno 1404. There's also a naval combat element. Anyway, you can absolutely skip the previous ones much like you wouldn't have to play all of the Civilization games to get into Civilization V.

Whatever campaign/story modes this game will have probably won't have a very complicated story, and will probably not have much to do with past games.

@dagas said:

In Stores September 2012? Steam Says May 4th, at least in EU.

The game is available digitally in May, just about everywhere. However, the retail release date is September 2012. I guess somewhere people must still be buying physical PC games, and apparently this trailer is aimed at them.

Posted by Winternet

@BisonHero: Thank you for clarifying that. I was truly riddled on that one. So, read some wiki and watch some youtube vids will be enough?

Posted by BisonHero

@Winternet: Yeah, that should be more than enough. Not sure how good the tutorial will be in the new game, but hopefully pretty decent.

Posted by falling_fast

modern sailors probably wouldn't keelhaul you.

Posted by ZombiePie

I always have felt like Port Royal is what they should have titled Tropico 2....

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Posted by falconpunch

those quotes were kinda weird