PotBS - Review @ PC IGN
IGN has posted their full review of Pirates of the Burning Sea, awarding a score of 8.2/10 but criticising some apparently unnecessary complexity:
We have to admit that we weren't big fans at first. The game simply seemed to offer a fairly standard MMO approach with hot bars, xp grinds, and the usual assortment of lethargic NPCs who are only interested in seeing if you'll run a few errands for them. But after playing for a week or so, the game began to reveal a rich ship combat system that relied more on the player than their character. Further play opened up a sophisticated economy that is not only driven by the players, but also acts as an incentive to participate in a rewarding PVP game that's not strictly geared towards veteran players.