What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while the violence in Pirates Plundarrr is over-the-top cartoony, there is quite a lot of it. The entire game revolves around fighting. However, it is designed for cooperative play and will force kids to learn to work together.
What's it about?
The buccaneers of PIRATES PLUNDARRR lose their newly acquired treasure -- a gold key with legendary powers -- to a thieving sea dog named Rudebelly and must pursue the villain across several monster-filled islands to get their loot back. Along the way, they use swords, axes, pistols, mobile cannons, and even huge hunks of meat to fight off strange supernatural baddies. The game is built for four-player cooperative play, but can be played with fewer people.
Is it any good?
When you've got four people button-mashing their way through Pirates Plundarrr the game can be exhilarating chaos, feeling like a side-scrolling version of Gauntlet. As a solo adventure, though, it is lacking. When playing alone the repetitive hack-and-slash play becomes tedious -- and sometimes frustratingly difficult. It could be a fun game for a pirate-loving 10-year-old's party, but its appeal is otherwise limited.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about what it's like to play a co-op game. Is it difficult to be in sync with another player? How do you adjust your gaming style to help you get along better with your teammates?
Parents and kids can also discuss the violence in the game. Does the cartoony nature of the fighting make it more tolerable? Or is there still too much of it?