Review: Pirate Saga

Pirates Saga is essentially a pirate simulator, where the player is tasked with fighting other pirates, exploring islands and looting treasure. There have been several pirate themed games in the past on Facebook, yet so far, Pirates Saga actually comes closest to simulating the actual activities of a pirate than anything else. The game starts by you selecting an avatar. This is more of a formality than anything else as you never see your avatar after this selection process. Once chosen, you are thrown into the tutorial, which does an excellent job of introducing you to the concepts of the game. The game is quite simple; essentially, you move your pirate ship icon around a map, while clicking on objects will expend energy to interact with them. Through this, you can gain loot, experience, as well as perform quests and attack other vessels. Movement can be a little squirmy sometimes, but overall it is not something that really detracts from the core appeal of the game. As with most games of this type, there is no real end game to Pirate Saga, where the player’s only objective is to gain levels, get a bigger ship, bigger guns, and more loot. Luckily, there are plenty of areas to explore, with the world map having several smaller island clusters which the player can enter to check out. Quests are also given...

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