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Reviewed: Corsairs
Publisher: Microids
Developer: Microids
Genre Type: Real Time Strategy
Price: $39.95
Required System: P133 (Rec. P166), 16mb Ram (Rec. 32mb), Win95+
Related Games: Lords of the Realm II
Overall Rating:
Author: Chris Kim       Date: July 19th 1999
Page: 3

Graphically speaking the game is again, only subpar. There is a lack of video resolutions, no place to add any 3D Acceleration. All the graphics are tile based and sprites, no polygons whatsoever. The graphics are comparable to Warcraft II, of course, they were good for the time... which was back in 1995. The pirates look decent, somewhat authentic, they have a 3D feel, but not truly 3D. The overhead view really isn't sufficient enough to see very far, especially in the already claustrophobic 800x600, add the interface bar, you've got an extremely tight gaming space. The sea can be described as different colored blue pixels that appear to move. The cities and harbors are one of the few cool looking graphics which are still quite poor looking. They look like hand drawn art and colors tossed in. Looks a little worse than Nethergate even sometimes..

My Fleet, Go!
Land Scape

The sound that comes out of the speakers is decent. The music composition is an orchestra and has a varying tune that is nice. Unfortunately, that is the only song in the game! It's nicely arranged and sounds great, it fits pretty well with the feel of the game, only problem is that it gets extremely repetitive after a while. The sound effects again, are only subpar, and again repetitive. You'll hear "A message from the governor" a lot... The clang of sound effects on the enemies and cannon fires are nothing special. The game is also without any 3D sound enhancements, so don't expect anything of that sort either.

Visible Boundries?
Chasing, Chasing, Chasing

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Added:  Monday, July 19, 1999
Reviewer:  Chris Kim
Page: 3/4

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