This game is genuinely difficult and worth a look no matter your age or gender. Also, ignore the graphics and generic title if those things genuinely offput you. Oh, and if you don't like tough puzzles and headscratchers, you move along too. All right... who we got left? Anyone? Anyways, here we go on quite the odd journey. So you're an up and coming pirate, and you like chocolate. What do you do? Search for treasure! But there are bigger, badder pirates out there that don't want you to have any of it! So, dodge around enemies with the help of your trusty flying monkey pal that turns into a bell when you shake the Wii-mote (seriously) and gather up as much treasure as you can get your hands on. But how? Well, you look at the screen, and use the Wii-mote to point at things and use the A Button to click on them. Now that you have this item in hand, go point at other things and press A at them. That's all there is to it, and the simplicity of it makes the gameplay top notch to anyone with enough patience. Pointing and clicking sound too simple for you? Lemme tell ya, there's a reason I rated this a 10 in the challenge department. There are some VERY difficult puzzles in there. A friend and I spent over an hour on one specific level (you die a lot too, and start over from the beginning... but I don't wanna dwell on the negatives) and only after finding the perfect series of things to do with each and every item did we finally solve the level. It sounds horrible, I know, but the feeling of figuring something like that out without an online guide (which we did) is pretty amazing. I've already touched on the storyline, which only really ramps up at the end, but is still kind of just a means to an end. Forgettable but understandable. The graphics are... well... kiddy, but they're easy on the eyes. The sound is forgettable as far as I remember... which isn't much. You'll be at it a fair amount of time if you stick it out until the end (around 20 hours) and don't cheat your way through levels. Afterwards you can go for higher scores on levels, and find more secret treasure, but it seemed a bit tacked on and I didn't really need the added length anyways. I only have one piece of advice on the interface, don't freak out about finding the "save" feature. I couldn't find it mentioned anywhere, and it turned out that it autosaves whenever you go back to the main menu. These mental calisthenics might be too difficult for the crowd that the game seems to be aimed at (though the possibility remains that I just wasn't a smart kid), but if you like point and click adventures, puzzles in general or just like to shake a monkey (seriously, what is UP with that?), try this game out.
yes: I recommend this product