In Tradewinds 2, you are the pirate captain of a ship as you set sail and try and make your fortune anyway that you see fit. Any game that lets me play as a pirate is always going to grab my attention. This is a game that is clearly aiming to be as accessible as possible and that is both a good and a bad thing. This is the kind of game that is rather fun, amusing, and charming, but I am not sure it is the kind of game you will go back to again and again.
Trade And Plunder
The goal of the game is to rule the Caribbean and make as much money as you can all the while staking your claim as the ruler of the high seas. You have four playable characters that you can select these are, Russel Van Gregor, Christine McGowan, Ignacio Verdugo, and Adia Azul. Each character has their own backstory and personality, but Tradewinds 2 does feel like it should be more story-driven. You can unlock more characters, but chances are by the time you do this, you will have had your fill of the game.
The presentation is barebones, but I like it. Many people complain that the game has a kind of flash look to it and I can see why some might say that. The art style they have gone for is rather simplistic, but I do like it. Sure, it lakes the “finer” details you get in some other pirate games, but I like how colorful everything is and the game in general while basic is easy on the eyes.
Making That Pirate Money
The gameplay style is probably best described as a point and click style game. You need to make trades with other people or just plunder them and take what you want. You can buy and sell items and take part in combat on the open sea too. The combat is very basic and you have very little control over what is actually happening, but it is still rather exciting when you and another ship are firing cannonballs at each other. There are many ports in the game you can go to and certain characters can only go to certain ports which is rather interesting. The game is very easy and it lacks depth, but I feel that is what makes it as charming as it is. It is a game that could not be any easier to pick up and play.
I know that Tradewinds 2 may not be the most exciting portrayal of pirate life out there, but it is still a game that kept me amused for a while. It strips back much of which you would find in a strategy/trading style of game and as a result, the game is very easy to get into. The problem with this is that while you will have fun for the first few hours, there is not much more to keep you here plundering into the wee hours while you drink rum and tell tales of the high seas!
- The game does have a charm to it
- It is very easy to get into
- Playing as a pirate is always cool
- It can be exciting when you get into a cannonball fight with another ship
- The game is not too hard
- The visuals are very basic
- The game lacks any real depth so you may lose interest fast
Processor: PC compatible, P-II 400Mhz 64MB 7.1
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode