"Pirates of the Burning Sea sounds like a great idea - it's the Pirates of the Caribbean MMO we've always wanted in everything but name. The appeal is clear. Create and become a pirate, probably something along the lines of Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow, and do piratey things, like drink rum, fend off waves of fancy British Empire foot soldiers and arrrrr a lot. In many gamers' minds, if Seattle-based developer Flying Lab Software's new MMO allowed you to do this and wasn't broken, they we're interested. Has the game achieved that goal? Well, on the whole, yes, it has."