so i've been playing Age of Pirates 2 for the past few days; if you are thinking of getting it, don't. it's not very good.
This game at first glance seems to offer a very wide range of things open-ended game-play (which is a huge plus in my book) yet when it comes to delivery, it gives you all the excitement of watching grass grow.
nice ship and ocean rendering, but landmasses are ugly-polygons -- did they rush part of the development or what? no tutorial, so you are left wondering both what to do and how to do it. sword combat is alternately mashing the left and right mouse buttons, ship combat is somewhat easy to figure out on the surface and fairly ok in practice-except you are left to save and reload games til you figure out some of the more advanced ship combat such as boarding another ship.
i really wanted this game to be a hit, i could have played it for a long time, but it's another in a long line of games that are tossed after a short trial.
well, at least the stack of unplayed games is dwindling, at least until something great is released.