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Tempest

1 year ago

Head ashore in pirate game Tempest’s first DLC

Ahoy, landlubbers! The first DLC for open-world pirate game Tempest [official site] lets you step your leather boots onto solid ground for the first time. Treasure Lands DLC adds a new ship and invites you onto shore to assault forts, dig up treasure, defend villages and explore ancient cities. If you missed it, Tempest is an adventure across the high seas, with quests to complete, crew members…

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2 years ago

Abandon Ship Looks Like FTL On The High Seas

When we reviewed Tempest, a game of piracy in a fantasy setting, I came away saddened that it was all grinding turns and cannon aiming, with crew management that wasn’t very personable or fun. “Why has nobody successfully transferred the shipboard panic of FTL or the crew management of XCOM to a wooden frigate on the high seas?” I lamented. “Maybe in the future, some…

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Feature: Yarr or Narr?

Tempest review

The pirate’s life is a good one. Rum, sea shanties, being trapped in your sinking vessel as it falls victim to a gargantuan sea kraken. Ah, yes, a marvelous misadventure. There’s definitely some appeal to taking to the seven seas and plundering all the gold from unsuspecting merchant vessels, and this is what Tempest [official site], a low-fantasy on the waves, has in mind. But…

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Yarrr! Open-World Pirate ‘Em Up Tempest Released

Way back in the year MMXV, we sent Marsh to Prematurely Evaulate an Early Access open-world pirate RPG named Tempest [official site]. He sailed the seas, plundering ineptly and kinda liking it despite a fair few problems. Well yo ho ho, shivers me timbers, fill me boots with cockles, and get me so smashed on grog I'm an problem sparking spirited debate in the morning…

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3 years ago

Feature: Naval Hazing

Premature Evaluation: Tempest

Each week, with his beard smouldering and black flag aflutter, Marsh Davies prowls the oceans of Early Access for plunder, slo(o)ping back to port with any stories he can find. This week he’s been further debasing the reputation of pirates on the low-fantasy high-seas of Tempest, a game of naval combat and light ship management.

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