Is summer, and I have two weeks free. And I am somewhat bored. And this game pop out in Steam. Is it good or bad? I tried googling for reviews and nothing.
I have buy it, and play 2 hours of the game.
My impression is ....I don't know if the game is good. I have played games with better simulation of a pirate boat. More sim like, and more arcade like. This one is imprecise, with your canon balls flyiing everywhere... the starting ship is slow.
And this is a RPG, and thats probably the problem, like in any RPG, you start with a piss poor character that can't do anything right. The game feels like will feel better and more better (maybe awesome) as you get more power, but the interface will still prove to get in the way. There are not settings for the keys, so if you misclik on one of the tutorials what key do what, you will never know. You can't also rebind keys (no interface).
Theres this sea exploring, and this fighting in ports with a rts-y interface.
The game wants you to grind money, even before the tutorial ends, but don't make this apparent. You have to figure out wen you want to buy something the tutorial tells you, but you don't have enough money.
In some ways is a weird game.
I CTD two times before finishing the tutorial, but after that the game has downloaded a patch, and don't seems to be as crash happy.
I feel I am going to continue playing, but I wonder how much more grind will be needed until my character and boat stop feeling puny and lame.
I am probably spoiled by games (like the MMO Pirates of the Burning Sea) that have more precise controls and more options (!?) for what ship you use.
Still... this feel like a poor starting for a RPG game. It seems that I will be able to build houses in ports, collect enemy boats, have 3 or 4 powers (but I have no idea how the interface for using differents powers will be, the game don't seems to ahve a interface for that!).. and that point, it will probably feel like a good game.
Anyone else is playing this?