Age of Booty can be fun to play, and more so against other games, but it has a fundamental problem in that cities are too easy to capture, even after they've been fully upgraded. You'll often feel like you're spinning your wheels as you get caught in an endless dance of capturing enemy cities while losing yours. It's not uncommon for a single game to last a half hour even though all that is required to end the game is the capture of three cites on a small map. Another issue is that the power-ups are effectively useless. Why spend the time chasing down a merchant ship to obtain a bomb when all that that bomb does when it sinks an enemy ship is to send that ship back to its lair? Especially since you need that time to endlessly capture and recapture the cities.