Unlike the previous two games, Tortuga 3 feels more like a classic point-and-click adventure than an escape game. You'll visit more locations, stock up on a plethora of seemingly unrelated items and booty, and discover that the way to a rat's heart is through its stomach. It's more substantial than the rest of the series, and feels more ambitious, too. There's a lot to see, and a lot more places to explore.
Tortuga 3's biggest problem isn't with a lack of vitamin C, however. The game is, unfortunately, a little unintuitive and sometimes winds up feeling more like a scavenger hunt than an adventure game. You'll do a lot of trekking back and forth, and trial-and-error ends up being the flavour of the day. It's not that anything here is particularly brain-bending, there just isn't a lot of direction. Then again, pirates were never really known for being nursemaids.
But the third installment in the series is still more than welcome. With a sprawling map to explore, bright, cartoonish artwork, and more than a little treasure, Tortuga 3 is a swash-buckling good time. At least, we think it is. Do we have swashes? Are they buckled? What is a swash, anyway? *sigh* We're terrible pirates, aren't we?