Herocraft bring us the latest pirate themed adventure with Under the Jolly Rodger.
Herocraft bring us the latest pirate themed adventure with Under the Jolly Rodger where you can murder and pillage to your heart’s content. While sailing around the Caribbean you collect quests or can just look for ships to sink and steal from. As the game progresses you can hunt the bigger targets including forts themselves. Cautious players will want to avoid this option for as long as possible because the stronger ships are not that forgiving. You and your crew slowly gain experience and can eventually become a force to be reckoned with. Will you survive long enough to rule the seas or will you be swallowed up by the kraken? That’s right, there’s a kraken and it has sunk me more than the British fleet has.
Growing up on classics like Sid Meir’s Pirates and graduating to Assassin Creed’s Black Flag there are lots of game styles that this game could have pulled from that would have made me happy. Herocraft went the hybrid route and created an amalgamation of Sid Meir’s Pirates and a combat system that felt like the ship combat for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Over all I found it to be a little tedious with the resource management system and the combat was a little less than polished but I enjoyed the overall freedom to explore where I wanted in whatever order I wanted. For a pirate game this wasn’t all that bad, sure there is lots of room for improvement but it is still worth playing through and getting your pillage on.