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Compare remake versions PSP, PC, wii, steam, mobile
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mcabel
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:03 am    Post subject: Compare remake versions PSP, PC, wii, steam, mobile Reply with quote

Can you guys please compare enhanced remakes versions (remake versions PSP, PC, wii, steam, mobile). Please comment about additions, features, missing features, graphics, gameplay, controls, etc. Also which version you feel it's the best (not counting nostalgia factor, which does not affect me because I haven't played this before )
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help you much as I've only played the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version and the 2004 PC remake. I prefer the 2004 remake to the original, if for no other reason than the graphics are better.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so you by any chance have heard if the psp version or the steam version are superior in any other way?

(or anyone else knows the pros or cons compared to earlier remakes)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the best of my knowledge, the steam version is the same as the 2004 PC version.

Game mods here at Hooked on Pirates work on both the 2004 PC remake and steam versions. To the best of my knowledge the mods don't work on other platforms.

Here's a link for comparison of the PSP and PC versions
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/936843-sid-meiers-pirates/44243934
I read someplace that the PSP version allowed multi-player ship battles, which the PC version doesn't have.

Here's a review from Amazon comparing the Wii with the 2004 PC version

Pros
- Sailing, gun battles, and swordfighting controls are smooth and intuitive
- Cannon assaults by sea are more fun than in the original, but I wish there was more variety between battles
- The co-op play is an interesting addition, wish they could have figured out how to add more of it
- Enjoy the ability to customize your costume
- More and more fun options for customizing your ship

Cons
- No land operations in this game. Why was that removed? Assaulting a town by land was one of my favorite activities in the PC versions
- Dancing seems a lot harder to master with the Wii remote than with the keyboard in the Windows version
- Load times seem a lot longer between scenes and screens
- Talking to the bartender is usually a waste of time, his information is mostly useless or just wrong
- Lost the ability to manage your cannons, your ship is assumed to have a full complement of cannons at the start of each battle
- Earlier reviewer lamented the loss of the game book. He's right, the book was great. Most of the information is available in the Pirate-o-Pedia, but harder to find and read in-game like that. I pulled out my old books from the DOS game, and the kids read it while waiting for screen loads.
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