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So... Age of Booty anyone?

thatmanthatman Registered User new member
edited November 2008 in Games and Technology
I checked, and it seems no one made a thread about this one. Age of Booty (or AOB) is a downloadable game for PSN and Xbox Live. Cost is 9.99 I believe.

So, has anyone played this thing? I found a couple reviews that say the single player is pitiful, but the online multiplayer is pretty fun.

Your thoughts?

edit: Ok, I probably should explain for those that don't know, that this is a strategy game involving pirates (not strippers)

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    An entire age revolving around butts? Sign me up!

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    Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Wiki wrote:
    Age of Booty (previously named Plunder) is a downloadable real-time strategy game created by Certain Affinity and published by Capcom for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and PC. The game was released on October 15, 2008 on XBLA and November 14, 2008 on PSN after a one month delay.
    Gameplay largely revolves around the maneuvering of your boat around a sea. The sea is made up of hexagons called Hexes. The player controls the boat by selecting a hex to travel to. If the ship becomes adjacent to a hex containing an enemy ship, town or settlement it will automatically fire upon it. It more than one enemy is adjacent, the ship will split its fire, firing at a different one each time.

    The objective is to capture a certain number of towns. The required number is displayed at the top right of the screen. To capture a town it must be bombarded until it has no health left. A bar then appears and the percentage the town is "captured" rises. The only way capturing can be halted is for an enemy ship to move next to the town; it must be destroyed for the capturing to continue.

    Some pics:
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    Not seeing anything too compelling, but the gf loves pirate stuff so I might end up getting it.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I feintly recall someone playing it and saying it was really repetetive and uncaptivating, but I could be wrong

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The multiplayer is a lot of fun, especially when you get 4v4. If you had a lot of fun with miniature games on hex maps, imagine having that fun in real time on the Seven Seas. It's fast-paced, pick-up sort of play. There's also a custom level editor, I believe.

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The innovation is obvious from the fact that they call hexagons Hexes. Nobody's ever thought of that before.

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    Nimble CatNimble Cat Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It's definitely a fun game. You should all check out the demo, it even gives you 24 hours of free online play, so there's no reason not to.

    You can add me to your Live friends lists if you all want to hit me up for some hot pirate action. My gamertag is in my sig.

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    PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    What a coincidence, I just started my 2 day trial this afternoon. I'm Pollo Diablo C on xbox live, if anyone wants to try it out a little.

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    BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I liked the game but it felt like a 400 MS pt title not 800 MS pts.

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    PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Bamelin wrote: »
    I liked the game but it felt like a 400 MS pt title not 800 MS pts.

    Yeah, I can't see myself getting this for 10 bucks. Five is down into the range of "fuck it, why not?"

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    TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    First time I played this, I went to some trouble lining up my ship for a broadside, and was rather disappointed when I found that ships deal equal damage in all directions.

    But it's decent fun, and I probably would buy it if I didn't have such a backlog of retail games.

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    PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Are there any other multiplayer pirate games? I'm liking this, and I might end up buying it, but it's got me desperately in the mood for something more in depth.

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Are there any other multiplayer pirate games? I'm liking this, and I might end up buying it, but it's got me desperately in the mood for something more in depth.
    Sid Meier's Pirates! is not multiplayer, but is probably the definitive Pirate game, regardless of what version you play (PC version is probably the best). It's a LOT of fun, and it's also notable for having a near perfect PSP port.

    Puzzle Pirates! is multiplayer (massively so), but has very little to do with pirating other than the theme. It's basically an excuse to play a lot of pirate-themed puzzles. Still, on some servers it's free (with micropayments for extra features).

    There's also these (which I haven't fully researched):
    * Dogs of the Seas
    * Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean online (Dear god... this looks terrible!)
    * Ze Pirates Dubya Tee Eff?
    * Pirates of the Burning Sea MMO Pirates. *yawn*

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    greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    This looks pretty fun, but I'm kinda worried about there not being enough of a community to play this with. I'm waiting on the psn demo. (And thanks Hahnsoo for reminding me I need to pickup the psp version of Pirates!)

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    acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Institutionalized Safe in jail.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I bought it and have been enjoying it thoroughly.

    I think it should be 400 or 600 points or something. . .

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    KraegerKraeger Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The multiplayer on it is a blast. Single player is meh though, definitely not the strongest part of the game. Even doing 4 player split screen with friends is a blast. Throw in some drinking at it is awesome.

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    Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    Are there any other multiplayer pirate games? I'm liking this, and I might end up buying it, but it's got me desperately in the mood for something more in depth.
    Sid Meier's Pirates! is not multiplayer, but is probably the definitive Pirate game, regardless of what version you play (PC version is probably the best). It's a LOT of fun, and it's also notable for having a near perfect PSP port.

    The PSP port (which really is very good) has a wifi multiplayer deathmatch mode. Which is kinda neat I guess?

    There's also a WiiWare pirates game whose name escapes me, looks pretty similar to Age of Booty.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    Are there any other multiplayer pirate games? I'm liking this, and I might end up buying it, but it's got me desperately in the mood for something more in depth.
    Sid Meier's Pirates! is not multiplayer, but is probably the definitive Pirate game, regardless of what version you play (PC version is probably the best). It's a LOT of fun, and it's also notable for having a near perfect PSP port.

    The PSP port (which really is very good) has a wifi multiplayer deathmatch mode. Which is kinda neat I guess?

    There's also a WiiWare pirates game whose name escapes me, looks pretty similar to Age of Booty.

    The Key of Dreams

    Sources say meh.

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