After completing Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, I decided that I wanted to squeeze a little more out of my OnLive account. As I looked through the PlayPack Bundle, I couldn’t help but notice Sid Meiers’ Pirates.

The original “Pirates!” for the NES was one of my favorite games back in the day; before I truly understood the consequences of software piracy, it was the game that I most frequently booted with the old emulators. So when I saw that the new version was part of the Playpack Bundle on OnLive, I was excited to have the opportunity to play it legitimately. In a sense, I hope that my legitimate purchase makes up for the piracy (no pun intended) of my younger days.

I’ll elaborate more on the game in my next post. But for now, I just want to say that it is more like the Arkham games than one would expect at first glance. I look forward to reviewing it.