Hey all! Today I thought I would write about a game I’ve been playing called “Sea of Thieves”. Sea of Thieves or “SoT” for short, is a new online game that came out recently in which you play as a pirate and do well, pirate things with friends. It has a lot of hype surrounding it so I figured I would give my thoughts!
To start off let’s go over character creation and this was a system I both liked and didn’t like at the same time. As I’m sure many of you are aware most games with a character creation system have different options and often sliders that you use to create your character but with that in mind SoT was entirely different! Instead of being able to customize your character exactly the way you want to instead you have a set of characters that are randomly generated and you choose from them. There is a favorite option luckily to keep the ones you like the most and then cycle the rest or I would have been very frustrated (since I’m a sucker for aesthetics). In the end I liked this since it helps keep every character different but in all honesty I would have prefered the traditional character creation.
Next, I would like to talk about actually starting the game. This part was a bit funky since it doesn’t have any kind of tutorial and I was quite confused at first in terms of what exactly was going on! I honestly had to look up on the internet how the controls and systems worked which was a bit funky but in the end I got it sorted.
This brings me to the next point which is the content of the game. An interesting part of the game is that your strength is set at the same amount and all upgrades are cosmetic. In all honesty I’m not sure how I feel about this since I feel like it might hurt the longevity of the game’s lifespan but I do think it’s interesting. I understand that by doing this the game is fair to newcomers and veterans alike but as I said before it does make me a little weary. To be fair though what do I know as it could very likely aid the game to keep going longer especially if they do constant updates (which from what I understand they plan to do). In terms of quests or as the game calls them “voyages” there are mainly three kinds: kill a certain amount of enemies, go find treasure, or make a delivery of some kind of materials. From my understanding there also other types of events that can happen such as a kraken attack that the players have to defeat as a group for gold.
To sum up my thoughts I think Sea of Thieves is a fun game but one that will potentially be something you play off and on instead of something that you play daily. I personally think this is okay and I hope to play it more!
I hope you enjoyed hearing my thoughts and thanks again! -Cas