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MMORPG.com Staff Writer Carolyn Koh has been sailing the high seas in the newest MMOG offering from Disney Online in the form of Pirates of the Caribbean Online, a game targeted toward audiences ages ten and up.
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of... squeee! It's Jack Sparrow! OMG! Yes, that was the introduction to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Online. There are a couple of things I need to speak on for this readership before we go into the First Glance impressions of PotCO.
Firstly, Disney's PotCO is based directly on their movies. When I first described it to a friend and his then fourteen year old daughter, that was about all she could talk about. OMG! You get to meet Johnny Depp on line? Well, kinda sorta, your avatar meets Jack Sparrow and the story is about helping him recover his ship, the Black Pearl.
Secondly, PotCO is targeted at the tween to teen demographic, yes, ages ten and up. It is family fare and the system requirements are low. I mean low. Windows 2000, 800 MHz or faster processor, 512 MB RAM, 32 MB 3D graphics card, low. It ain't cutting edge pretty. Players are entering a world familiar to them via the three movies, and many will want to play just because it's Pirates dagnabbit! Arrrr! And they've been seeing the Ads on the Disney Channel and Saturday morning cartoons. That however, is not to say that this isn't a legitimate MMOG, or that hardcore enthusiasts won't enjoy sailing the high seas of the Caribbean with their kids.
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