It's poorly written, with TERRIBLE voices, and the inane chatter gets very repetitious before too long.
Everything about this game is slow: The sword fighting and traveling on foot on islands (even when running) are painfully s-l-o-o-o-o-w!
Once you've managed to capture a couple of galleons, or battleships the sea battles are a cakewalk.
And finally, the later missions consist nearly entirely of "Deliver this" and "Fetch that" runs. If I wanted to make "delivery runs" I'd play Pizza Dude, or one of the many taxi driving games.
I STILL can't believe that this is the highest-rated pirate game on GameSpot.