April 09, 2018
Sea Of Thieves - Review
I then spent hours convincing friends to get the game, especially those with an Xbox to get the Game Pass and take advantage of the cross-platform experience. Sea of Thieves is one to be enjoyed with friends, the solo experience is still fantastic but you really make the most out teaming up and introducing a bit of role play into your game play.
Once you have your crews sailing rigour under control, it's time to determine what you're going to do. With the choices available to complete missions, go to war with skeletons with the skull events or just simply set out to attack other ships and pillage them for their hard earned loot. I had noticed the crews out there already hitting level 50 for each of their levels and I was curious how. With the standard 3 mission types to choose from I was really enjoying the choice but I was not levelling up quick enough. You have the ability to choose from seeking out chests from treasure maps, killing hoards of skeletons and defeating the Captain to obtain their skull or just simply supporting the island industry by collecting chickens, pigs or snakes.
Players will also be able to change up how their character and their ship looks, with a range of upgrades in shops on the outpost islands. The strange thing is, not a single item you can buy, changes any aspect of the game, each and every item is purely cosmetic. There will surely be some people who are upset by this, given how other games behave, but as you never know what other types of players are in the world with you, having someone being able to shoot you from a distance, while you are digging up some treasure would be a pain. I would have like to have seen some different emotes though, if you are all decked out in one type of gear, a special emote for that would have been nice, but oh well.
Review copy provided by Microsoft