Posts Tagged ‘popcannibal’

Premature Evaluation: Make Sail

Make Sail

Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which we explore the wilds of early access. This week, Fraser’s setting off in a rickety boat in Make Sail. It looks a bit like Wind Waker, but you get to build your own vessel. Sadly, it doesn’t talk.

Once a year, usually around the time of Gamescom, I slink off. I stop writing, disconnect from Twitter and flee to the coast of a sun-soaked country that I can comfortably sail around while sipping the cheapest gin and rum I can find. It’s what I look forward to most, every year, and when I return I’m always a more upbeat, raring-to-go kind of guy. It’s safe to say that I love sailing.

Make Sail has tested that love.

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Captain Astronaut Unites Monkey Island… StarCraft?

“Golly jee,” I said to myself when I first came across Captain Astronaut’s Last Hurrah, “those sure are some pretty video picture portraits graph-o-grams. I sure would like to–” AND STOP. Did I then say, a) “point-and-click adventure through it,” b) “do some rad kickflips over its majestic creatures,” or c) “play a StarCraft-inspired RTS on top of it with… is that jelly? I can’t tell if… what?” Well, I said b), but the reality of the game is c). The mixture is a bit strange, but it’s certainly novel and perhaps promising?

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