The swashbuckling simulator 'Sea of Thieves' has the most beautiful water you've ever seen -- and these waves do a lot more than look good.
I forgot how much of a powerhouse Rare used to be when it came to visuals
Yeah, I remember being blown away by Star Fox Adventures visuals back in the day.
The water in this is the best I've seen in a game. Truly amazing
Well, unfortunately it's next to no original developers left.
Your point being?
You bet. twenty years passed. how many guys would love to work so long at the same place
@AmstradAmiga @slasaru01 Rare developers left quickly after its acquisition. Meaning. It's not the actual Rare group. It's just the legal name left behind after being bought out.
how to be a debbie downer by sinspirit, when does your book come out.
What like Gregg Mayles who's been at Rare since 1989 ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
@obidanshinobi Because, one example suddenly makes what I said entirely wrong? Why are you all so big into hyping an unproven game? You're just ruining it for yourselves and others if they get the game and it doesn't turn out the way you think. Still want to tell me it isn't next to no original developers left? @bolimekurac The opposite of a debbie downer can be equally as annoying in some cases. No, I'm not saying to not be positive about things. But, to throw money, hype, and reputation onto something that hasn't proven itself yet just wastes everyones time. Try being a realist. Wait for it to prove itself. We've had games like this before. Guns of Icarus which blew up and then died quickly, and currently Blackwake. Of course, I want this game to prove me wrong. But, I'm not going to obsess over it and fanboy out just because it doesn't look bad. It doesn't look that great either.
Love the ocean water physic, Now How about that next-generation WAVE RACER! OOpps!! my bust, a spiritual successor since Wave Racer was a Nintendo 64 title. I would also love to see a next-gen 'JET MOTO' racer for Playstation using these kick-ass water physics.
I think the visual aesthetic is nice but can't touch anything Guerilla Games or Naughty dog can produce these days
Used to be?
Yea the water in sea of thieves is beautiful.
But does it have fish AI?
What about coral A.I.?
Better be 60FPS
Ya I would imagine.
Wave race 64 water is better
the fact that you have to ask I can tell you get too serious on this site...probably downvoted the guy too...
@subtenko I didn't down vote him. I was half joking but kinda curious as well. And lastly, I'm not a fanboy of any system. I've consistently said that being a fanboy of a corporation is among the stupidest things a person can do. A corporation is supposed to have to work to get your money. If you aren't willing to vote with your wallet, they will start to become more and more anti-consumer as time goes on. Edit: I did down vote you.
i will admit wave race had awesome water back then, sea of thieves water though is a next lever thing, its stunning
For about 2 years MS wouldn't stfu about "the power of the cloud" when they had nothing to show. Now Sea of Thieves is using it in full effect, yet they haven't mentioned it once. They must recognise that they made the whole concept toxic for PR.
its toxic for 2 reasons, other then drivatars and some minor stuff 4 years in still no real use for cloud. when its actually shown to improve games then the masses will accept it. but just screaming how cloud is the big thing and then not using it doesnt help its cause
Exactly. They need something like... I dunno, maybe a pirate game that featured sophisticated water physics shared across a persistent multiplayer environment, or something wild like that.
its great that sea of thieves has it but they need to have many games using cloud and then letting us know about it. i can see the future potentail, its there for sure. games will use local and cloud power next gen
So, the water is nice, ..can anyone who's played the beta inform me how good the actual game is?
Definitely a lot of fun. More fun with friends, but an awesome time either solo or matchmaking with a group of 2 or 4 - I don’t think I got one dud group during matching, and almost everyone used microphones. Gameplay itself is really fun, and the novelty of it hasn’t really worn off at all. Swordplay is clunky, but gunplay is fun, and ship-to-ship combat is just the best, especially between 2 galleons. Definitely getting it at launch, but it helps that it’ll be on Games Pass for like $10
Have a look on YouTube. There are lots of videos that people streamed.
Game is so polished. Went from Monster Hunter to Sea of Thieves last night and was just blown away at how smooth and beautiful it all is. Not just the graphics and presentation but it controls so tightly and the online code is so good. The world feels so alive as well. Which is a blessing and also a curse. The one thing I find troubling is that it seems every pirate ship you meet up with is just a bunch of blood hungry goons. In a group it is fun to fight them off but if you are playing solo really all you can do is try to run. Which is also exciting but sometimes you just want to solve puzzles and sail the seas without the interruption. Such a unique experience though, I think they really have a gem here. Very immersive experience with a gameplay loop that seems will keep people engaged for a very long time. That loop being finding treasure through puzzles and surviving to tell about it.
@MakoD the gameplay is sailing with friends and searching for treasure, transporting shipments for the traders, going on bounties and doing the raids to level up to become a pirate legend. That's the gameplay, sailing your ship and going on voyages. Not sure how we haven't seen gameplay.
It’s hard for him to understand that, from the way he acts on here I don’t think he has any.
Maybe hes watching in brail ?? In the scale test right now as I type this.....because my crew just got Fd by another crew....even losing 3 chest and sinking im laughing my ass off.
The detail in the graphics and the interaction with objects is well done.
That sunset video is actually making me feel seasick, wtf.
Rare would have been much better suited in the PLAYSTATION FAMILY. Been wasted at MS.
Been saying this since this games presentation into the gaming space, DAMN, THAT SOME GOOD LOOKING WATER PHYSICS!!!! Water looks so DAMN CONVINCING it gives ocean wave nausea. Now for my real comment. I sure hope RARE takes it further by adding more 'Sea Wildlife' you can encounter in the ocean but make them appear randomly and procedural at different areas of the map so it won't TAX the gaming engine and slow the frame-rates. Like more different types of shark types other than the great whites we've seen to this point. Such as 'close to shore roaming' Brown sharks, Hammer heads, the quick & aggressive MAKO sharks. How about some giant whales, Like the Hump back, GIANT Blue Whale, Sperm whales & the legendary MOBY DICK should make a cameo. Dolphins groups, Orca killer whale familys. Barracuda swarms, Moray eels, Sting rays, Black Manta Rays. Sword fishes & the legendary Giant Sword Fish from the 'Man of the sea' story. Sea turtles, Blue fish and Tuna, Sea Otters and Sea Lions, Seals and Penguins should been in there also. More crab types like Lobsters, Blue crabs, Horseshoe Crabs and Giant Spider Crabs. Jeez, you get the picture by now. Rare 's already got an phenomenal looking open ocean in Sea of Thieves, now how about putting some more procedural generated sea creatures in it. That's all I'm saying.
This was one of the most unexpected things I noticed every time I've played Sea of Thieves so far....Like I should have expected the water to look good but when I first was going to try out Sea Of Thieves I thought the water would follow the similar style of everything else which is cartoonish obviously. Well, gotta say I was totally blown away by how it looks AND feels. They really nailed it. I cant wait to see what the finished and full experience will be like at launch as I am already planning on spending A LOT of time in this game!
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