yarr i feel rether piraty and am wondering if there are any decent pirate orientated games anywhere, i have tried the flash games and i found a pretty cool one but it lacks real depth. So does anyone know of a good lengthy pirate game? i have: pc, ps2, gamecube, and a DS.

this is the game i was playing:
Pirate game thing
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MONKEY ISLAND 1, 2, 3 and 4!

EDIT: Just read your full post.. erm. Well everyone else buy these games.
It's an older game, but Pirates: Gold was pretty good. By today's standards, it's outdated, but it was good. You just go around the Caribbean capturing ships, booty, and sailors, taking out towns, dealing with mutiny, looking for buried treasure, etc.
What can we do with a canoe that will make people say, "Oh No, What's Wrong With Them?"
Skies of Arcadia Legends (gamecube)

sky pirates > sea pirates.

and it'll last ages.
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...that I am cursed far more than I am praised."
Monkey Island series FTW
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