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Pirates of the Burning Seas Reviewed - A Pirate's Life For Me

Posted Thu, Dec 09, 2010 by Medawky

Gamers are a fickle bunch, while most of us rant about being sick and tired of fantasy themed games and beg for something fresh and original, few of us actually play such titles when they are released. Pirates of the Burning Sea is a definite departure from the lands of orcs, elves and goblins but can high seas plundering, swashbuckling combat and naval exploration combine to create a compelling MMOG? Join Jason "Medawky" Bolton this week as Ten Ton Hammer focuses our spyglass, hoists the main sails and sets course for uncharted waters for this week's review.

It may seem cliché to call Pirates of the Burning Sea a niche game, but it truly is one. Set in the colonial era Caribbean, this multi-faceted title throws players into a world ripe for the picking and wide open for exploration – and exploitation. Players choose one of four factions; the empire minded British, the ruthless Spanish, the cunning French or the catch all faction of the privateers – the Pirates.

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