Set Voyage, Pillage and Plunder
Kingdom of Pirates sends players back to the 15th century to be the captain of their very own pirate fleet. Garena International II Private Limited releases a sea fairing strategy RPG with mermaids, maidens and pirate raids. Players are on the quest to become the new Pirate King of the ocean. Along the way, they’ll build an epic fleet of vicious pirates to command.
With two starting points, Kingdoms of Pirates allows players to choose where their conquest begins. Players start in the Caribbean and take arms against Captain Barbarossa or in the Mediterranean waging war opposed Edward Teach. Travel across the seas, plunder for gold and create alliances in PVP mode to help strengthen your armada.
Yo Ho, No!
Who doesn’t want to time travel to a time when swashbuckling pirates ruled the seas? Unfortunately for Kingdom of Pirates, that’s about all the excitement you’ll get. At the start, there is little instruction or guideline set in place to help you understand the gameplay. Players must tap through until they figure it out. It can be frustrating not knowing what to do. It ends up feeling like time is wasted tapping around on an object that you don’t have access to yet.
Kingdom of Pirates is a pay-to-play action-adventure RPG at times, difficult to progress or complete stages without paying for extra bonuses. There are lots of items to be earned. Most of them are used to gain affection from maidens or build your pirate fleet. You can collect these items by purchase or completing quests and stages. There isn’t much action during your pirate voyage in the Kingdom of Pirates. Battle scenes are simulated based on a strength score, which is the combined strength of the player’s pirate fleet. It’s easier to use the skip feature and move to the next task.
A large part of Kingdom of Pirates are Maidens, but what’s a pirate tale without a convoy of busty women. However, players will have more quests requiring a date or an intimate caressing. Again, the interactions are all simulated, and the only thing to look at is the aftereffects. The dialogue is very suggestive, and at times, it comes off a little sleazy. Maidens somehow help gain strength points for your pirate fleet. Unfortunately, Kingdom of Pirates never explains how or adds the points.
Avast, Ye Can’t Be All Bad, Right?
With little instruction and little to do, there is much to be desired. Kingdom of Pirates is puzzling at first, but if players can hold out long enough, there are some good parts. It’s always exciting to see your bounty of doubloons rise as your pirate reputation worsens. Even though players can’t partake in the pirate battles, victory is eternally fulfilling. Kingdom of Pirates has some unique aspects like gaining puzzles pieces to obtain more pirates. Unfortunately, these are extremely hard to come by without spending some real-world dollars.
Me Hearties Will Find Little Treasure Here
There isn’t a lot going on in the world of Kingdom of Pirates once players get the hang of it. Even then, there’s still a good amount of confusion. The gameplay is mostly repetition. Build boats, assign them to pirates, visit maidens and complete stages by tapping the sail button. That’s about the gist of it. Kingdom of Pirates is more strategy simulation than RPG. However, there doesn’t seem to be much strategy involved.
Is It Hardcore?
Nope, though it’s really trying to be.
Kingdom of Pirates is a character-driven story… unfortunately that’s about it. Most of your time is spent trying to figure out what is going on and how to play.