Pirates of the Caribbean Online: First Impressions--12-04-2007

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Summary: Pirates of the Caribbean Online is in the Stress Testing part of Beta right now, which means there are regularly scheduled lagfests occurring on a weekly basis. This is usually the final part of Beta testing which means they should be able to meet their "Fall" release time.

Game Name: Pirates of the Caribbean Online MMOsite Resources:
Developer: Disney Online`s VR Studio Official Site
Publisher: Disney Online`s VR Studio Screenshot
Genre: Fantasy Video
Status: final (10/31) Download

This review is written by Robin Torres from massively.com

Pirates of the Caribbean Online is in the Stress Testing part of Beta right now, which means there are regularly scheduled lagfests occurring on a weekly basis. This is usually the final part of Beta testing which means they should be able to meet their "Fall" release time.

I haven't gone too far in the game and there is quite a bit of hint text missing on the loading screens, but for the most part things seem to be a lot more stable and "filled in" compared to when Beta first began a few months ago.

Here is what I think of PotCO so far:

Graphics: Not so great. A bit dated actually. But the overall look and coloring works well for what it is.

Character Creation: There is a lot of customization available for your pirate. And the name generator is quite a bit of fun as well -- I am Samantha Truepaine. I would not rate the character creation as high as City of Heroes/Villains, but it's close enough.

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Depth: You can only be a pirate -- there are no other classes. I didn't detect any crafting, though I may not have come across it yet.


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