Sea of Thieves Video Review – Not Our Cup of Grog

Sea of Thieves Video Review

The announcement that Rare was jumping back into the fold with full-fledged games made many older gamers squeal with delight. Growing up with stellar titles during the N64 days, we could only assume greatness was around the corner. Sea of Thieves is Rare’s first game in quite some time and it was positively dripping with potential. Despite server issues during the beta, everyone who had a chance to take to the high seas had a blast and expected the final product to blow us out of the water.

With the game finally releasing in its entirety and increasingly high expectations, the final result was, well, less than admirable. While Sea of Thieves clearly has the heart of Rare at its core, it feels like the developers are a bit rusty. With promises of new content periodically, the game isn’t necessarily bad, but it in its current state it might benefit more from a free-to-play model. Want to know more? Check out our video review below and see just what we thought of this gorgeous but lackluster adventure on the high seas.

Sea of Thieves is an open world pirate adventure, letting players form a crew or go solo into the world. The stunningly beautiful ocean is dotted with a variety of islands and outposts of which you can stop to resupply, gain quests, or encounter other players to murder and loot. The core aspect of the game is to work together as a pirate crew, but the game itself lacks a cohesive story or variety of missions. With three factions to complete routine quests for, progression is only measured by aesthetics and no real advancement or enhancements. As an experience to have a blast with friends, it’s great, but as a truly cooperative experience with goals…

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It is worth noting that Rare has said there would be updates and periodic events to keep the world changing, but as a base game it just falls flat. What did you think of our review? Have you been playing Sea of Thieves? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, or the Comments section below.