Here’s the review of Pirates and Nobles by IGN.

Less than six months ago, Electronic Arts released The Sims Medieval. Despite being based on the Sims 3 engine, it was a reinvented Sims experience: you were no longer managing personal needs and taking care of a family, but living in a small kingdom and completing quests. It was an evolution of one of my favorite games of all time.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of the first expansion, Pirates & Nobles. The bullet points read like a standard expansion for any of the classic Sims games: new traits, new clothes, new objects, and new social interactions. We’ve also got a new treasure hunting mechanic if you’re really bored.