Sea of Thieves lacks depth, content, variety, the body of a kraken and any sense of progress. But hey, the water looks good.
Yikes, glad I didn't buy this garbage.
It's starting to look as though 'Elite Gamer' received a bung for their extremely early review.. 🤔
Its 4k 60fps game with best water physics and its revoulation of sea games :)
Yep. Give us a good review we'll give you a free copy of the game. lol.
Assassin's Creed IV would be a better pirate-type game to play at this point. Might well put on the box that "WATER" is a special feature if the physics are one of the only pluses.
It's really looking that way. I was skeptical of people spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt, saying that they might be jumping the gun, but there certainly seems to be greater consistency around worse reviews. To that end, I admit the skeptics called it. It's really kinda sad. Rare was pretty emphatic in their ambition with the game. Who knows? Maybe it'll be worth it in a few months. If nothing else, it's on Game Pass. It's rather interesting that the beta participants enjoyed it so much but the final game seems disappointing. I'm guessing people lied about playing it, were on the exclusive hype train, have questionable taste, or some combination. Was never going to buy this game, but I know people are/ were really looking forward to this. If you're reconsidering the investment, sorry to hear, chaps. It seriously sucks when games don't meet our expectations, irrespective of platform.
And Eurogamer's X obsessed wankers are more interested in graphics over gameplay and value as usual. They should change their name to Eurotechie, because it's clear they're more interested in console power than actual good games... That or they're in MS's pocket.
What is it? No Man's Sea?
Can't say I'm surprised by the score.
At the same time though, I doubt Microsoft cares about critical success. Commercial success, definitely. Critical success is something Rare will take to heart, but if it's profitable, Microsoft won't care if the game gets panned. It breaks my heart to see great games do poorly and terrible games sell gangbusters. It's a tough place to be in, for sure.
I truly believe Microsoft is influencing these devs on their development decisions since they are all about GaaS and multiplayer now. I'd like to see companies like Rare make the game they want with no influence. Look at Conker, let them reboot it or go back to something that isn't heavily influenced by their publisher. Kinect, multiplayer, GaaS. Just let devs make the games they want. Lionhead forced on Kinect and free 2 plays. The Coalition only allowed to make Gears. 343 only allowed to make Halo. Rare forced to make gimmicky Kinect games. Rare has an incredibly rich history with Golden Eye, Conker, and Perfect Dark, even Kameo was good. It's a shame how they have been diminished by Microsoft forcing them to make Kinect games and now a GaaS experiment with Sea o Thieves. Part of the Reason Naughty Dog and now GG have been so successful is because Sony has allowed them to create with very little interference.
It's like No man sky all over again. Actually No man sky has a better score http://opencritic.com/game/... http://opencritic.com/game/...
Terrible and bias review. The game is awesome. Played it for 5 hours straight yesterday. 👍🏼
wow dude, just......wow
Anyone can play anything for 5 hours straight. Doesn't actually mean it's good these reviews are to inform the public about the quality of the game and about the content or lack thereof.
I mean, it's cool that YOU like it, but general consensus appears to vastly disagree with you.
5 hours? Casual gamer
You may have seen all it has to offer. It's obviously light on content. Too bad Rare missed again, they should just reboot Conker.
NoPeace_Walker calling out some else for being biased. Comedy gold.
Let me know if ur still playing in a week...
You played it for 5 hours? Well, I guess that's all I need to know.
@NoPeace_Walker not any valid points totally bias in every way. You still hoping for that day that MicroShaft hires you? Give it up man I loyal to brands but you just take it too far.
What do you find awesome about it? There's nothing to do, game is boring as hell, but the water looks good? Seriously, can you tell me what I'm missing? And I wouldn't try to call out bias....
I paid 9.99 for game pass again on my PC. I have played for a little over 12 hours with friends and its a complete blast. If you are playing solo I would avoid this game. Seems like a lot of fanboys came here to downvote people that like the game. Sorry if you are too cheap to be a multiplatform gamer. The friends I am playing with also love the game. With a 2 week free trial there is no reason not to try it.
Maybe I should save my free one month game pass for something else.
Saving mine for State of Decay 2. Microsoft has announced NOTHING else that even remotely piques my interest, and Crackdown 3 is never gonna come out. Shame that they let Crackdown 3 be in limbo since their first E3 but as soon as Scalebound missed a deadline they axed the whole project.
They know how much flak they're going to catch once the public realizes that cloud destruction tech doesn't work as well in the wild on the actual internet as it does in their controlled testing/demo environments.
SOD2 would be the smarter option to use it for
I have a feeling that you are going to be saving that for another year
Did you just spell wrong "generation" :D?
I would. I never thought the MS big three of Sea o Thieves, SoD2, and Crackdown looked very good. Ashen on the other hand looks great.
If you have friends to play with try it. Its awesome with friends but its really what your expectations of the game. I think people wanted this to be something else when its a sandbox game not a theme park.
The concept/game had so much potential to be a great hit. The end result was its got amazing water effects... Curious how much money was spent on making this game.
Yeah, I'm not even mad its a XB1/PC exclusive, as I have an XB1 (sadly). I'm mad they spent zero effort into making it an actual game with actual content and rather on pre-release hype and astroturfing articles.
They should have spent more on the game and less on paying people to stream it and talk about how great it is. It's not, and I'm glad we're getting real reviews. All these fanboys need to stop crying, y'all are too desperate for xbox to have a good exclusive, you're trying way too hard :( Or maybe, all these fanboys literally don't have another system to play games on and this is ALL they have. In that case I can see how tunnel vision could make you want to love the game bad enough you're delusional enough to actually think this is good.
One fanboy here is you by looks of it. Just because you mite not like it, doesn't mean others agree with you or have to, but you seem to think they need to agree with you and that itself is being delusional.
Well from the looks of it, more people agree with me than you? What exactly am I a fanboy of? "Mite" you please educate me?
Damn the scores coming in aren't so hot
only ones that would actually give this game a 9+ are either fanboys, paid off or really haven't played a game for ages. i honestly thought 7's for the game not 5's which looks like it might get a heap of now
haha wrong! nice try though what you just said is prob a reflextion on your own life. but go right ahead by saying its me if it makes you feel good fella ;)
I mean from what I played, it can be fun. But so can kicking a can down the street. Problem is the game is this: Get quest, sail, get chest or kill, return for coins. Repeat. If Destiny was simply just strike missions, thats what Sea of Thieves pretty much is.
Its been a rough couple of days for SOT.
I think you mean ”its been rough seas for the last couple of days."😉
wooooow This is just incredible the reviews that are coming out are literally showing this is one of the worst AAA games that has been released by any of the big three. I knew something was wrong with this game ever since every single trade show we just knew less and less about what was going on with the game or even the point of the damn game Beyond moving in a ship from Island to Island to collect meaningless things they're just never really seem to be an exact point or purpose of the existence of the game itself. So I understand they're moving from Island to Island in a ship and collecting money for what? Now what? This is what puzzled me and what made me worried because I could very much see how bad this could turn out in the long run because once you do all those things what are you going to do for the next 100 hours? But hey this is what they really thought people were intimidated by? smh
Sea Of Thieves has amazing moments but it honestly suffers from a lack of content and variety. It needs cave systems like in Skyrim and missions that have a lot more depth and sense of exploration. Its such a shame because it has some awesome mechanics and the graphics are really nice, hopefully they can build upon a decent foundation and give the game the content it deserves.
That sounds great! Go on Rare's Sea of thieves page and post that idea. Remember this is a new IP and has room to grow.
Yeah i might post a few ideas up on their site, i think theyll add some more in depth content down the line though. Its still a really fun game though imo and i dont see where people can honestly give out a 5 review for this game, its easily an 8 right now for me.
Lets be honest people. Microsoft do not know how to run a console business. It seems they have failed again. They bull us with propaganda hoping we wont notice. We did. We always do..
It's just boring.
its not when you have friends. plus I totally got my moneys worth for free..so bugger off
Face it, the game is a flop considering the hype it was getting on here
Watching paint dry isn't boring when you have friends. Claiming you need to play with friends is damage control and you've been doing a lot of that. If a game isn't enjoyable unless you play with friends then that's a bad game. Also, it's funny how you called someone else cheap yet you didn't even pay for the game yourself. Guess you're cheap as well.
Damn, I am crushed. Oh well. Goodbye Rare.
maybe you should try it instead of letting someone dictate your life..
Rare got shafted the day ms bought them
Pretty much knowing they developed some great stuff for Nintendo.
A lot of mixed reviews on this game. I always like to take the average between game informer, IGN, and like Gamespot or such. And also the user reviews on sites like this that are people actually playing it. If it is indeed trash this really hurts MS as their exclusive catalog is already garbage in comparison to Nintendo and Sony.
IGN and Gamespot are the worst places to get reviews from.
Wow this game is sinking hard.
I see what you did there.
What would have been shocking is to learn that the game is actually quite good. This review is about what I expected from what I have seen to this point.
"But hey, the water looks good." 😂😂😂
"Its not important how good it is, its important how well it looks ON DA BEAST"
This is reminding me of No Man's Sky...
I thought the same at first before I played the game. It's actually fun, especially with friends. If no man's sky had the multiplayer from the beginning it would have been much better.
Hey. NMS had more ships, actual progression, and a "goal", of sorts, to work for. Still more going on than this game.
Scary but I think someone hit the nail on the head on another post. There is a key difference between them. One was an ambitious indie title, the other, a AAA game from a large reputable dev...
Attention Xbox enthusiasts. Just admit defeat already and join team PlayStation or Nintendo. The life blood of any console is it's IP's and this platform ain't got 'em. And what they do have, for the most part, ain't worth a crap. So why ya' still hanging on? Services and backwards compatibility? LOL.