Опубликовано: 14 декабря
The game itself is an interesting concept with poor execution. It doesn't know whether it wants to be an FPS, a third person game or an RPG. When it tries to do all three of these things, it does them poorly. When shooting you snap into first person and when sword fighting you snap over to third person view. It can be slightly disorienting when there is a lot of crap going on in and around your ship. Fighting is slow but more importantly it's not that exciting. Combat consist mainly of missing with a crap load of cannon shots. Of course when you do land a hit you actually do feel like you accomplished something for once during the round. The steering of the ship itself feels clunky and clumsy at times almost as if you blindfolded a fat drunk guy and told him to walk to the other side of a room without crashing into anything.
But the thing that was really discouraging about this game was the tutorial (It was painful and unhelpful).
Red flag #1- They give you your first tutorial during your first live match up against other players (Bad move)
As they were giving me the basics, I hopped on the nearest ship and got going. A prompt came up and said "Use the mouse to look around to the left and right on your ship. You want know what happened after that? I turn to my left and a cannon ball hits me in my face, explodes my ship and I go plummeting to the ground like Wily Coyote.
Red flag #2- They gave me vague answers as to what my equipment does. You start off with this wooden spoon/lolipop looking thing in your hand (Found out later that's what you use to repair your crew's ship.) There's literally no animation that shows you repairing anything but you'll know you're fixing something when plus signs start coming out of the floor. (I found that quite strange.)
Red flag #3- The game gives you the option to go kamakaze on enemy ships so if the enemy feels they are in a loosing battle, the next best thing to do is kill themselves and take as many of your crew with them. Worst case scenario it could turn into a giant kamakaze match.
Red flag #4- As mentioned before by others there's not a lot of people on here so there are times you might be greatly outnumbered during a match or you may not find a match at all.
Even though I don't recommend it, I can definitely see this game becoming one of those cult classics with some people. It has a kind of charm to it that if you got a boatload of your friends into a match, it might actually be quite goofy and entertaining. This is definitely a team essential game so make sure your crew at least knows what to do and how to do it if you're thinking about giving this game a try. This game still has potential and believe it or not I really hope this game does better than what it's doing now.