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Published On: Wed, Dec 2nd, 2015

Pirates: Tides of Fortune – A Review

With the online gaming word filled with online strategy games, it is important for people to know which game is worth their time – and which isn’t When I played the game on Plarium.com,  I found out that it is actually quite interesting.

For one, the game loads well unlike other online games that take ages to load. All you have to do is type in your name – and begin your pirate adventure. I liked how the guide spoke like an Irish pirate and explained step by step how to work through the game. But what I liked even more was the plot. While almost all strategy games need to be well thought of, not all games have a convincing back story…

The Back Story:

I have been kidnapped by a beautiful lady-pirate called Captain “Bonnie” Anne O’Malley and she gives me an option to become a pirate yourself. Because you don’t want to pick whatever the second option is, you decide that a pirate’s life is for you –ho Ho!

Turns out, Captain Anne is very accommodating. Since all new pirates need an Island where they can pirate as much as they like, she gives me a spare island to start off and will she will  guide you throughout the game.

Pirates Tide of Fortune banner photoAfter The Tutorial – Let The Game Begin!

Once the tutorial is over – you’re pretty much on your own. You also have the option of playing the game on Facebook or Google+ and your profile pictures will serve as avatars in the game. The first thing I noticed was that for free game, the graphics, and the sound effects were pretty neat. And the interface was quite user friendly, unlike some other free MMO strategy games.

The first thing I had to do as the pirate-captain of my very own Island was to build a rum distillery. Because – rum. While the name of the game sounded like there was going to be some pirate action going on in the game, stuff like making people walk the plank or battling rival pirate ships; but this is not what pirates: Tides of Fortune is about. All you need to do to do well in the game is to build things that make your Island grow and to fulfill the needs of your colony.

There are also chances that enemy pirates may come to attack your ship. While you may choose between attack and defense strategies, you should probably use defense when your Island is being attacked. All you have to do is send your troops on their mission and consider the job done. You cam also make allies to make your combat strategy stronger.

The only thing that I found a bit boring was the time it took for a building to complete. Sometimes, you need to complete certain constructions so you can move on to the next , but each construction takes time since all necessary resources need to be collected and your workers need to get the building done.  So, there is a lot of waiting involved in the game.

Who should play it?

Anyone who is interested in resource strategy or resource management games. Those who like pirate themed games because of the action should opt for something else as this game does not have too much action to offer.

If you need any more help, you can always visit Pirates: Tides of Fortune official Site for frequently asked questions, game guides and latest news about the game.

Review by Samantha Waites

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