Gamespot has posted a demo of The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles played by Aaron Cohen–producer from EA.
The demo takes us through just over seven minutes of gameplay and shows a good chunk of interactions and scenery.
Lots of cool stuff was shown so lets get to it.
- Pirate Booty throne–made me giggle–is set right in the middle of a huge pile of treasure.
- A “traditional pirate handshake” is shown and is pretty intricate with Cohen mentioning it took the designers “hours and hours” to get the handshake right.
- Pirates can call parrots. In the demo, the parrot is black. Your pirate has the ability to talk and feed your parrot–the pirate game her parrot a cracker–and you can also sic your parrot on someone as Cohen demonstrates in the demo.
- One of the new fighting moves that was shown was the “Scurvy Strike” which is a character spitting in their adversary’s face to distract them.
A fair amount of time was spent on the interrogation chair–with Cohen inadvertently torturing a priest.
- There are two status bars for you to focus on: the will bar and the alertness bar. The two are diametrically opposed with the point of the interrogation being to lower the will bar while keeping the alertness bar as high as is possible.
- Sometimes Sims enjoy their torture *snort* and Cohen showed this when he caused a chinchilla attack on the priest and the priest’s will increased.
Treasure hunting was the last thing Cohen demonstrated and described the task as a “mini game of Hot [or] Cold.”
- Treasure maps are used to assist you and they can either bought or found with some treasure maps leading to new treasure maps.
- A range of treasure can be found from tiny treasures to Easter egg treasures like the Invisible Grim Reaper armor treasure–shown in the demo–to a tentacle of the Pit Beast which will drag your Sim down in the hole.
If you have the slightest bit of interest in this expansion, this will be seven minutes of time well spent.