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Pirates of the Black Cove Review

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Hovis 4th September 2011, 12:50 Quote
Damn it. I've been fishing for a good pirate game for ages. And I don't mean the sort that you get in the form of a torrent file.
David164v8 4th September 2011, 13:00 Quote
Well, it's only £15 So I might give it a go.
wardogz 4th September 2011, 13:49 Quote
I played it all the way through, doesn't take any thought at all really, and once you've upgraded your ship you can kill anything easily, the land segments are a pain and desperately need a save point option, can't have been too bad though as I did play it all the way through, also suffers from frame stuttering to an extent although the patches seem to have at least stopped it freezing up all together. At the end of the day, cheap game, looks nice and a reasonable if repetitive time waster :).
alialias 4th September 2011, 14:47 Quote
Doesn't sound like it deserves 60%...
I can't remember reading anything positive?
thehippoz 4th September 2011, 17:33 Quote
if it's anything like sid meiers' pirates, I'll skip

it looks just like it really.. the age thing was kind of interesting though- after years of ramming into ships and tossing the captain overboard your character got old.. the land rescues were pretty bad too

played a lot of pirates though, I'll admit xD there's something about a crappy game that has pirates in it
Krikkit 4th September 2011, 23:45 Quote
Give us a good pirate game then! I'm feeling the need to plunder the caribbean.
Jim 5th September 2011, 00:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by alialias
Doesn't sound like it deserves 60%...
I can't remember reading anything positive?

^ this.

What actually warranted the 60%?
gogzyhutch 5th September 2011, 00:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by snootyjim
Quote:
Originally Posted by alialias
Doesn't sound like it deserves 60%...
I can't remember reading anything positive?

^ this.

What actually warranted the 60%?

Pity???
Nikumba 5th September 2011, 10:12 Quote
Just want Pirates with MP :)
Trefarm 5th September 2011, 12:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by snootyjim
^ this.

What actually warranted the 60%?

+1

"For some time now, the writers of bit-tech and bit-gamer haven’t been entirely satisfied that the current scoring system (scoring out of 10) enabled us to clearly communicate the subtle difference between the products we review every day"

One of the flaws with Bit-Gamer is you seem to feel you have to produce new content daily. But your not prepared to allocate the time for writers to produce anything worth while.

If you need filler, why not let some of the attention starved forum grommits do reader reviews, it'd probably generate more page hits for your advertising.
Pricester 5th September 2011, 12:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by snootyjim
Quote:
Originally Posted by alialias
Doesn't sound like it deserves 60%...
I can't remember reading anything positive?

^ this.

What actually warranted the 60%?

According to the "Score Guide":
An overall score of 50 per cent means that the hardware or game being reviewed is as mediocre as they come. Unless one of the breakdown scores is particularly high we wouldn't recommend buying anything that scores 50 per cent or less.

So... you're saying this is an above average game? What on earth have you been playing that brings your "average" so low?
Hovis 5th September 2011, 14:05 Quote
Mediocre is not average. Mediocre is bad.
Fizzban 5th September 2011, 14:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hovis
Mediocre is not average. Mediocre is bad.

Semantics.
Pricester 7th September 2011, 08:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hovis
Mediocre is not average. Mediocre is bad.

50% is average, by definition... so 60% must be above average...
Bauul 7th September 2011, 14:50 Quote
Mediocre is absolute, average is relative.

The average game might be quite a bit better than a mediocre one.
SMIFFYDUDE 8th September 2011, 05:03 Quote
Poor > Mediocre > Average > Good > Great
Fizzban 8th September 2011, 20:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Poor > Mediocre > Average > Good > Great

Basically Bauul had the right of it. Both words mean the same thing. But to many people Average is a subjective thing where as Mediocre is not, even though both words mean the same.

So it should be (to use your explanation): Awful > Poor > Average > Good > Great
stouffer 10th September 2011, 14:55 Quote
There's way too few decent pirate games so I'm a sucker whenever things like this comes out. I played it a little and it seems like a wannabe reboot of Sid Meiers Pirates. I wasn't a massive fan of the on-land sections but that's also true for the Sid Meiers game
fire_blanket 16th September 2011, 16:19 Quote
Doesn't look bad for the price to be honest, kinda looks like that old pirate ship game with new graphics.
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