I’ll keep this brief: Puzzle Pirates from Three Rings and SEGA may well be my favorite MMO of all time. I know I am prone to hyperbole in my writing; this is not one of those moments. I’ve had a membership for ten years. Puzzle Pirates is the brilliantly perfect blend of arcade-puzzle gameplay, co-op MMO questing, social customization, and brilliantly clever aesthetics. It is pure gaming heroin. As of this week, it’s on the iPad, and it’s free. You need this.
It’s even cross-platform and has full access to the original servers, you guys. If you’re a crusty old salt like me who’s been plundering for a decade, you can get the iPad version and sign in to your existing pirate. If you don’t have an existing pirate, you need to get an existing pirate.