Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Hit enter after type your search item

Pirates Outlaws – Slay The Spire, Just Far Worse

Pirates Outlaws is a rogue-like card game with serious inspiration from Slay the Spire.

Slay The Spire is a game that recently challenged the game market, with its innovative turn-based card game, all focused on rogue elements and a huge amount of required restart.

This has clearly been transferred to other media, which means that other game platforms besides PC want to take action. Until Slay The Spire finally arrives on mobile, Pirates Outlaws will have to do it.

Until Slay The Spire finally arrives on mobile, Pirates Outlaws will have to do it.

Pirates Outlaws plays almost exactly the same as Slay The Spire, albeit with a pirate motif and a completely different cast with different characters and cards to choose from. The basic game is the same; develop your hand by defeating enemies and continuing on the level until you fight the boss at the end, with opportunities to upgrade maps, heal en route and purchase relics.

The new innovations in this system seem to be ammunition, which is a substitute for the energy of Slay The Spire. By relying on ammunition for the majority of cards, Pirates Outlaws is able to make its gameplay based on preserving ammunition.

However, there are many more cards that give ammunition than in Slay The Spire, which means that the average cost of cards has risen. In addition, you only draw 5 cards with each turn, with all of them being discarded and not being saved, so the basic gameplay is at least somewhat different.

There is a whole list of different status effects, things to watch out for and apparent strategies to perfect, but there is one major problem; it's just not clear enough.

With Slay The Spire, the visual motif only served as a background for experimenting with different decks and progress. The individual statuses were clear and concise and offer all the information you could possibly need.

However, this is not the case with Pirates Outlaws. You cannot say which enemies will become more difficult, which things will improve or which strategies will be stronger, due to the ever-changing nature of the cards.

In addition, there are MANY different characters who need obscene amounts of play time to unlock, so you have to play this for several hours at a time or to spend real money and unlock it early – in addition, many of them are simply better.

Moreover, there is not enough clarity in both the user interface and the individual combat rounds to make it clear what exactly is going on at any given moment.

Moreover, there is not enough clarity in both the user interface and the individual combat rounds to make it clear what exactly is going on at any given moment.

Although the inherent strategy and gameplay of Pirates Outlaws is known and riffs on an established, successful game, this mobile, pirate theme version of Slay The Spire only serves as a reminder of all the things that Slay The Spire is better at.

Without a better user interface or more visual clarity, Pirates Outlaws remains difficult and awkward to use, if it is still rather addictive.

Our assessment

Pros Cons
An addictive and enjoyable gameplay, ripped directly by Slay The Spire. A good balance between different card and fonts. The
Rating
5/10

Pirates Outlaws ($ 0.99+, App Store) →


Pirates Outlaws ($ 0.99+, Google Play) →

official trailer

.

This div height required for enabling the sticky sidebar
Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views :