Friday, September 17, 2010

Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat!

Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat, which came out in 2002, is one of now defunct EAWestwood Studio’s few games. Sadly Pirates never got the attention it needed. There was a Demo in an issue of PlayStation Magazine, and there was a release for the X-box, but it seems to be an obscure game that barely even has an entry in Wikipedia.

The game fallows the adventure of Katrina De Leon, the daughter to Marcus De Leon, the Governor of Pirate Cove, a sea port that has been taken over the ruthless Hawke, who overthrows her father and kills him in a sword fight. Dying from his wounds inflicted by Hawke, Kat’s father reveals to her that her mother Mara was a pirate! Even though he is against Kat fallowing in her mother’s footsteps, he urges her to exact his revenge, an rid the five seas of Captain Hawke. First, however, she must find her mother’s grave, and discover the truth of her mother’s life.

Since Red Wood Studio’s closing in 2003, it’s almost certain we may never see Kat in another game again, despite the games ending giving hints to another adventure for the femme-fatal buccaneer. Another obscure character will be lost in the dark forever, amongst the like of Gex.

It took a while to get this game again, being the rare/ obscure game that it is. But after a long wait, I can relive the memories. Now, let’s play, Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat!

Saturday, September 4, 2010