When it comes to ideas, this 2D pirate‑’em-up plunders from the best. It takes the charming art style, sense of exploration and management of Terraria, and fuses it with the scurvy ship/teambuilding antics of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Your motley crew even reward your keeping them alive and watered by regaling you with squeaky sea shanties.
However, while Pixel Piracy is endearing to play for an hour or two, the limited nature of both the combat and the adventuring soon bobbles to the surface and it becomes apparent that you’ve been given a, ahem, rum deal. It also feels as unfinished as a pirate with a parrot’s egg on his shoulder. Both glitches and interface niggles conspire to leave our timbers feeling thoroughly unshivered.