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Old 10-27-2002, 03:56 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Pirate Adventure/RPG! - coming in 2003!

I always thought it'd be great if someone made a pirate simulation game. I remember playing one for the Genesis, but the technology didnt allow for a really immersive game. Well, it looks like someone's making my dream come true! Bethesda, makers of Morrowind, are working on Sea Dogs II, a pirate adventure game. I had no idea about this game until the other day when I was flipping through the 'coming soon' pages of Ebgames.com, and it was there. I checked a few games sites and they didnt have any/much info. I was crestfallen, that is, until I found the official sites!

http://seadogs2.bethsoft.com/
http://www.akella.com/seadogs2/

They have tons of info and screenshots, I highly recommend a peak. Here's a gameplay run down:

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Sea Dogs II is the sequel to the critically acclaimed RPG-at-Sea, Sea Dogs, and offers a wealth of expansions and improvements in gameplay, graphics, interface, and more. You captain your own ship and have the opportunity to live the life of a pirate by fighting tooth-and-nail for gold and experience. Adventuring choices range from captaining a squadron for one of the European powers, bloodthirsty pirating, peaceful and profitable merchant sailing, or becoming a fearless bounty hunter.

Players will have the ability to create their own character and develop their skills over time. These skills will affect a number of gaming aspects, from controlling the ship and boarding actions to trading operations and dialogues with the world's populace. You won?t be alone, as some of the computer-controlled characters you'll encounter (NPCs) may eventually team up with your hero. The companions you control can accompany you while strolling through islands and towns; they can even watch your back in a fight!

Sea Dogs II expands gameplay options by featuring two distinct gameplay aspects ??at sea? and ?in town.? At sea, you will steer the ship, raise and lower the sails, handle artillery engagements with enemy ships and forts and board enemy ships. You can actually manage the ship, her hold, her armament, crew, passengers and prisoners. Combat can feature multiple ships on each side and provide moments of breathtaking drama and beauty.

In town, your hero can explore buildings, take various items, talk and fight with troublesome NPCs, and more. While walking through town, your hero can enter taverns,
shipyards, churches and other buildings, and can also travel overland across the islands. Here you will encounter an open tropical landscape filled with danger and adventure, including secret treasure caves and smuggler's lairs.

Providing improved quest management, expanded gameplay options on land, enhanced graphics Sea Dogs II will bring the ultimate pirate experience to gamers everywhere.
Looks like I'll finally be able to die a happy sailor [/bad pun]
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Old 10-27-2002, 05:24 PM   #2
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Argh, good find there Gabriel, you salty dog! The game you are talking about on the Genesis is Pirates Gold, great game. I loged many an hour on the original Pirates on my Atari ST. Let's hope that Sea Dogs II is as seaworthy as Pirates Gold(argh...another bad pirate pun).
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Old 10-28-2002, 10:21 AM   #3
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Old 10-29-2002, 05:38 PM   #4
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Good News for sure. Pirates was such a fun game, even though I didn't really get anywhere because it was on my friend's PC. But as long as I get to pillage and fight off scurvy, I'm happy with an adventure of piratey proportions.

[edit] I hope I can amass wenches too.
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Old 10-31-2002, 05:02 AM   #5
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Man did you see shenmue 2 on the xbox. this proves that the xbox is a system.
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Old 10-31-2002, 09:35 AM   #6
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Hah, I dont think one bad port determines the fate of a system.
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Old 10-31-2002, 10:26 AM   #7
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Liar! Everybody knows that ports are a clear indication of how a console will fare in the near future.

Unfortunately this can only mean on thing for the 'box... fire and brimstone.
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Old 10-31-2002, 10:46 AM   #8
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Shiver me Timbers!
Sea Dogs was a great game but nothing beats Pirates!
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Man did you see shenmue 2 on the xbox. this proves that the xbox is a system.
I wonder what kind of games Moreofatool likes?
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I wonder what kind of games Moreofatool likes?
Great games, which the xbox don't have.
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