For the pirate at heart:
This is Pirates: Legend of Black Kat. I bought it at GameStop for a mere $2.99. Very cheap. Since it was cheap, I of course, was expecting some cheap thrills. As it turns out, it's a lot of fun. The funny thing is, I bought it with the intention of playing it myself, but Anthony is now an addict. He had ten minutes before we had to leave so he could get to work on time and he chose to use that ten minutes to play this game. Odd how that sort of thing works out.
You go through the game as a girl, which is a fun thing. I like that you don't have the option to have a male character, and it's nice that there is more than a few games that are like that now [(that aren't Barbie or Bratz related, of course) Tomb Raider, obviously (all but Angel of Darkness, but we don't talk about that one, do we?), Beyond Good & Evil, American McGee's Alice, BloodRayne, Oni, etc.], not that I'm saying that I hate men or think that they shouldn't have games with males as the only main characters, just that it's nice that there is a sort of balance now than there was a few years ago. Anyway.
Here we have CardSoldierWars, which is an online, 2d, browser based MMO game, based on Frank Beddor's The Looking Glass Wars and Seeing Redd, two of my favourite books. The game is confusing at first, where you start out with forums and running your mouse all over the screen to look for that hand () so you know where you can go. After you learn the ropes, though, it becomes a lot of fun. The only issue I saw with it was that you can only do so much a day. There is a Bejeweled type game that you can only send your score 5 or 6 times a day to get money. You can only make so many card soldiers work a day and for so long, etc. Though, since it's still in beta, I have high hopes for it yet.
More to come.