Overall, this is a great "deck building" game, in the style of Dream Quest, Night of Full Moon, or Slay the Spire. The graphics are fine, if painterly, and the mechanics are complex and deep. Characters feel sufficiently varied and unique, and there's a lot of breadth of content.
In fact, it's a shame that the game relies on IAP, as it would easily be worth $5-10 for the base game, and more for the expansions or DLC characters. Some Quests are annoying (e.g. the recruiting quests) and at least one Achievement is needlessly tedious ("The Chosen One"), but mostly they just add replay value.
Instead, it's clear that the Developers want you to pay for progress via In-App Purchases (IAP), as without the bonus to your XP and Gold, unlocking the full content would take hundreds and hundreds of hours. It’s a shame, too, because the game itself is not too bad. If it cost $5 upfront and another $1 or $2 for the map expansions, it would likely be far more enjoyable, but instead they’ve opted to nickel and dime players.
I do appreciate the quick Developer response, and I think it’s great that they’re adding more and more content. The new gold and XP gains are more generous than before, so I’ve amended my review to reflect that.
This is the only App Store software that I have ever loved enough to even bother writing a review. If you like slay the spire, DOWNLOAD THIS IMMEDIATELY. When I first
Played slay the spire I was disheartened when I went looking for similar games because there aren’t many. Similarities to Slay the spire aside, it certainly stands on its own, even though it seems to be a carbon copy sometimes (I have absolutely no problem with that because I love slay the spire) I highly recommend this game to anyone, regardless whether they have played STS or haven’t. The perfect game for playing in a taxi, on a bus, riding shotgun ETC. 5 stars and for my interests there’s probably not another game out there developed for mobile that is as addictive as this one.
For the love of everything this game is amazing! I genuinely love it so much! I play at least once a day and have had it on my phone for over a year! The development team is amazing and it really reflects in this game! I dont think I’ve ever enjoyed a game more than Pirates Outlaws. There is something just so charming about it and the art style is SUPERB so simple! Really, dev team, outstanding job! Cant wait for more updates in the future!
To people looking for a time-killer game for waiting in line or on the bus to work, this is the game for you! Even when Im busy I think to myself: “I wanna play Pirates Outlaws”
Haha ok, that enough out of me!
Love you, devs!
Ignore the negative reviews. This game has plenty of depth to those who don’t need to win there very first try. Different strategies, different quests, several areas and the devs are still adding content. You can pay the minimum and still enjoy this game but show the devs some love. They really deserve it for the support they still give this game. I have had this game for awhile now and I still come back to it.
The game gets insanely repetitive and is a total slog after you get the basics and unlock a few characters. Too much pay to win in order to progress within your lifetime.
Unlocking the second zone alone seems impossible after playing daily for the past two weeks.
The core of the game is fun and the mechanics are simple. If this felt more like a game and less like a slot machine it would be a lot of fun.
This is no Baby’s card game. It will really put you to the test. Every time I lose, I can think back to some mistakes I made or opportunities I could have done things differently, and that keeps me coming back to it. Great aesthetics, love the pirate theme and music.
I have spent a significant amount of time playing this and enjoyed the game for the first day or so. After that, the games becomes much more about luck than anything else. The game is ultimately pointless and has very little progression.
I have been playing this on and off for the last year. It’s something I always come back to, as it’s laid back and deceptively simple mechanics make it a relaxing, yet challenging and fun experience.
Before this game I didn’t like mobile card games. Still don’t. But this game is absolutely incredible. Majorly addictive, but amazing. Probably my favorite mobile game of all time.
This game just keeps getting better and better with each new content update. This is the longest time of kept a game on my phone and I don’t regret paying for it. Keep it up!