By United Command International
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Swashbuckling adventure in 3D. Captain your ship to conquer the high seas.
Accumulate wealth and power in order to uncover the mystery of who scuttled your ship and kidnapped your sister. Travel to foreign ports to repair and upgrade your ship to the finest in the fleet. If trade takes your fancy then haul treasures between ports to line your pockets with gold.
This is the lite, ad supported version of Ahoy.
For a free App, this game is an OK deal. It kept me interested enough to complete the game. However, the final task was more of a chore than a challenge.
This is primarily a trading game with minor puzzle features. Figuring out the puzzle aspects is entertaining, but they're not the focus of the game. The long process of accumulating gold can be somewhat tedious. Unfortunately, that is the main objective.
The game would be improved if the different islands had better thought out trade options. Some islands have little profitable trade with others. There's even a trade route from Easthaven to Choonwa where there's no profit to be had and the ship travels empty.
I was able to significantly upgrade the amount of cargo the ship could transport, which is key to getting through the game. I couldn't upgrade the ship's speed past 4. This kept traveling between islands slow. I don't know if it was due to a bug or a designed part of the game. It may be that the slow pace of the game is intentional so that bored players read all the advertising scrolling across the top of the screen.
Good potential, but needs some refinement to be a game someone would pay for.
There may be promise in this game, but it needs some work.
While the ultimate goal is to figure out what happened to your ship and sister, the means is not entirely clear. The description suggests that it will happen by accumulating wealth.
The little that I played it seems like it is a trading game, though the description suggests there may be more, i.e. "If trade takes your fancy..." as if there is a choice.
The sound loop is very short and becomes aggravating after a time.
The tedium of traveling in a vessel that is not powered by a motor is captured excellently. There doesn't appear to be any fishing or treasure hunting or ship-to-ship trading or combat, so it is unclear why it is sooooooooo slow to travel between islands.
The app also crashed the first few times I tried to dock and enter the Trade building.
I'd be willing to try the game again when some work has been done to it.
- Category: Games
- Released: Jul 21, 2011
- Version: 1.00
- Size: 6.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: United Command International Ltd
- © 2011 United Command International Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.