Pixel Piracy

XBox: The Official Magazine - - REVIEW -

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.

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