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iPhone: Embargo pirates / naval battle game

06-12-2009, 04:07 PM
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Embargo pirates / naval battle game

I didn't see any discussion on this when I searched, so I thought I'd throw it out there:

Embargo $1.99 AppShopper link

Has anyone looked at this one yet? Is it any good? I'm a fan of Sid Meier's Pirates, not sure if this is anything like that.

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06-12-2009, 04:09 PM
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I saw this awhile back, but it didn't interest me.


06-12-2009, 04:11 PM
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Thanks Seishu, I slightly messed up putting the video in

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06-12-2009, 04:11 PM
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Nice find.
I am a big fan of Sid Meiers Pirates on the PSP, but sadly, there have been no App Store equivalents yet. It does look good, but from what I can see, it is just another sea battle sim, like 'Warship' and doesn't included any land or trading.

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06-12-2009, 04:24 PM
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Looks good. Anyone want to TOFTT? I would but my store credit has like $0.46 or so left. D:

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06-12-2009, 04:27 PM
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TOFTT now. be back in a while.

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06-12-2009, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by GreenLightJerky View Post
TOFTT now. be back in a while.

Can't wait for impressions.

06-12-2009, 04:32 PM
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I actually tried this a few days ago. Note that I did not write a review.

It's strictly two warships out at sea, and you can pick from a variety of countries to represent and the flag will on the ship. The game is a bit one dimensional in that its two ships going after each other. The controls are strictly tilt for steering and specific buttons for port and aft cannon shooting.

There's a camera view that will zoom in on the ships and the pirates as they laugh which thankfully you can turn off. The pirates "Arrggghh!" gets kind of annoying after a while, at least for me.

I tried to get into it but after a few battles, it was kind of ho-hum for me. I'm sure others may like it...it just wasn't for me.
06-12-2009, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Albie View Post
I actually tried this a few days ago. Note that I did not write a review.

It's strictly two warships out at sea, and you can pick from a variety of countries to represent and the flag will on the ship. The game is a bit one dimensional in that its two ships going after each other. The controls are strictly tilt for steering and specific buttons for port and aft cannon shooting.

There's a camera view that will zoom in on the ships and the pirates as they laugh which thankfully you can turn off. The pirates "Arrggghh!" gets kind of annoying after a while, at least for me.

I tried to get into it but after a few battles, it was kind of ho-hum for me. I'm sure others may like it...it just wasn't for me.
Yay. It's a Big Albie Short Review! What's it on the B.A.M.? 3/5?

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06-12-2009, 04:43 PM
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Yay. It's a Big Albie Short Review! What's it on the B.A.M.? 3/5?
Are you trying to tell me something about my reviews?

The 3D graphics are decent, and watching a ship on fire is interesting. The gameplay though can get repetitive quickly. It's a 3 on my meter, but the potential is there is they want to expand this a bit with a resource management aspect.