Pirates of the Caribbean Online – anyone heard of this game?
- Release date: October 2007
- Shut-down date: September 2013
- Developer: Disney
Pirates of the Caribbean got an MMORPG, and it was pretty good. On the wave of popularity of movies starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, Pirates of the Caribbean Online delivered a decent fighting system and enjoyable skirmishes on rough water. The core of the gameplay was naval battles, as well as raiding merchant ships or exploring the game's universe. Why hasn't it taken over the world and properly sunk in?
While it did win a few awards, Pirates of the Caribbean Online turned out half-baked and neglected by Disney. Few patches, many issues, and an attempt to keep squeezing that lemon despite all that, ultimately killed it. What is interesting, however, is that you can actually play this MMO. Fans have revived the game, and it's currently available for free as The Legend of Pirates Online and – surprisingly – does better than the original.
- More about Pirates of the Caribbean Online
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