PSX Extreme writes: "For the life of us, we just can't figure out why it's so difficult to make a great video game based on pirates. With the exception of Sid Meier's Pirates!, we have difficulty thinking of solid games based on the legendary buccaneers; those thieves of the sea that have adopted an almost mythical status in modern folklore. Pirates of the Caribbean made for a top-notch concept, but as those were games based on movies, they already had no hope of becoming excellent. Well, Certain Affinity and Capcom are about to take a shot at bringing the invigorating world of pirates to life, and their effort is called Plunder. It's headed to next-gen consoles and the PC some time later this year, and it's an accessible real-time strategy title that should appeal to a wide variety of gamers.
Basically, all you have to do is maneuver your pirate ship through a series of hexagonal maps, all the while attempting to conquer as many towns as possible. Once you capture the preset number of towns – it's a goal for each map – you win the campaign."