Pixel Piracy is a sandbox 2D adventure / strategy game where you explore a world randomly generated by the decisions you make before starting each game. It is a Steam and Desura game. The game is still in its beta stages and it continues to grow. This review is of version 0.4.30.
Gameplay: Pixel Piracy involves building your own ship, fighting other ships and exploring islands in an expansive world. A game that increases in difficulty as you continue to explore it and scratch the surface of it. The game itself seems very simplistic at its roots is rather deep and engaging and you can’t just coast along doing minimal work. Early in the game, you may find yourself not having as much of a fun time but as you explore and build up your ship and its crew you will gain a larger interest in the game and your time will start getting eaten away.
Graphics/Music: Pixel Piracy, as its namesake, utilizes a 2d pixelated style in the vain of vintage consoles of the 80’s and 90’s and there’s nothing wrong with that. The game looks great, it’s rather bright and colorful. The music is calm and ambient and fits the pirate theme. The sound effects and voices are pirate related and you’ll commonly hear “walk the plank” when your pirate is angry and always makes me smile each time.
Online Capabilities: Pixel Piracy has no online features but as development continues, we will have to wait and see.
Replay Value: As it holds a randomly generated map and story in each play-through, Pixel Piracy has a lot of replay value. As a game in development, with a lot more to come, this game will also continue to have replay value.
As a game in development, I can’t complain with the game. It is extremely fun and addictive, once you get past the initial frustratingly boring first half hour. It engages the player and draws them into the experience of the pirate world. So proceed with caution or you will lose HOURS upon HOURS of your time. I would recommend this game to your pirate enthusiast. Well deserving of a Platinum Game distinction despite not even being complete!
Official Alpha Gameplay Trailer:
Overall Score: 9.5 / 10
RGN Rating: Platinum Game
Developer:Vitali Kirpu & Alex Povsky
Publisher: Quadro Delta
Available On: Windows, Mac, Linux
Played On: Windows
Review Copy Info: A digital copy was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
(Bonus: Score Breakdown)
Online Capabilities – not applicable
Replay Value- 10/10
Overall- 43/45, a 95%.