Less content, single-level playing mechanics and a soulless task and progress system, Sea of Thieves is a failed game. After four or five hours of honeymoon, Players will see the real face of the game: a shallow sea.
Oh wow another bad review score. I'm starting to see a lot of 5 and 6
Yet none of them are reputable.
Maybe, but as it stands, 6 is about what it’s getting on average.
why? because they are not bought and paid for site? please...
That 9 something we seen must been bull then, what was the name of the site again elitegamer.
Well, to be fair. I have never once heard of this "Oyungezer Online" before. I have at least seen Elite Gamers articles around before.
@blackblades Yea Elitegamer.com Someone yesterday mentioned they thought the site was owned or run by CrapGamer on YouTube. I went to the site, emailed them & asked. "Are you guys affiliated with CrapGamer, the YouTube channel?". waiting to hear back.
@MorpheusX I would say you'll be waiting a long time for that. @DaDrunken Yeah never heard of these guys/guy either. Wheres the known sites, all I seen was the unknown sites.
It must be bull because their opinion differed? ... right.
They have to be a pro review site to have played enough to review a game in less than a day
I really want MS to win. Sucks.
@jhoward585 Microsoft has to want to win. It appears they don't . It is what it is, I feel ya though.
You want a company that tried to put heavy DRM on a console and that's pushing MTs and wants an all digital future monopoly to win? So you hate the games industry and want it to die a horrible death.
This pretty much. But this isn’t all MS is guilty of. The studios and exclusives they buy out just fester away and live out a meaningless existence or don’t even come to fruition.
they are even in way still doing DRm, with windows 10 only BS, how many sales will be lost from SoT, State2, age of empires and any other games they push, because of this crap and because they are scrambling to try and make it look like they have exclusives
I mean buddy nothing is wrong with wanting something but you have to start questioning why so please help me understand this why do you want to company to win that doesn't even hold you in high enough regard to even make a quality game? Because it starts to become very weird in questionable because if it sucks why do you want them to win? So you want the company to win that's performing this way with 4 out of 10, 5 out of 10 and 6 out of 10 scores? You know who I want to win? The company that's actually making quality AAA exclusives the company that's actually making AAA exclusives at all for their specific platform because as of right now Microsoft is not even making games for Xbox one that can only be found on Xbox One...
I need to know what these guys were doing for 4 years with a team that big
making the water look as realistic as possible.
At least we know what score IGN will give this game, 😆.
U killin em Silky!
Fill water into the game world's tank.
I read a reviewer ask that question yesterday "What the hell has Rare been doing all those years", which led me to my next thought: the game has probably been gutted for dlc.
When its all said and done, i'd be a miracle if this game could even hit a 77 on Metacritic, don't think it'll be a commercial flop, but critically, seems to be the case. As for my opinion, they lied out of their asses when they said the Beta was only 20%, there is def more content than in the Beta, but barely, seems like the Beta 70% of the content and the 30% we missed was end game stuff that was locked off. Mechanically works great with friends, but man the game is just lifeless, even AC4 Black Flag had more things going on in its ocean map
I honestly think they're holding back content so they can get people to resubscribe to gamepass after a month. Think about all the ppl the subbed for this, them saying they plan to support it long down the line for months/years to come. If they don't do anything big a month from now then ignore everything I said, I'd simply be wrong but I'm willing to bet on it.
@chiefJohn117 Maybe. But considering Microsoft's reputation & past transgressions, it's a gamble to carry on in this way. They have let down the Xbox faithful this entire Gen, they needed some good news. Smh Not this. I understand Microsoft is playing long ball with the focus on Live Service (gaas), but they can't seem to make compelling content out the gate that is essentially Live Service, Sea of Thieves. Also, I think the Xbox faithful has made it clear, they would like the focus to be more on compelling single player experiences, and new 1st party IPs, in addition to mulitplayer exp's. Microsoft is not listening up to this point, this Gen.
@Morpheus yes it's a hug gamble and even if they pull it off it review scores won't change which my stop ppl from pick it up. That's the risk and sacrifice you take for doing something like that. I personally don't feel let down. It met my expectations for the most part. I did expect a bit more variety but knew most of these things many would want/ expect would come at later dates. The game is very enjoyable imo. You're acting like it's a fable 3 type of let down lol. (One of if not the biggest let down I ever had in gaming.) I'm just exciting for what may come in the future for it as I was prelaunch. Most ppl (we know what type of ppl lol) on here over blow hype. Like I see a comment acting like the hype for this game was 10/10 no one expected a 95 meta or cared. For example some loved the beta to were that's all they even needed what others hated it. Nothing changed with it's release. If you liked the beta you'd feel the same post release. If you hated the beta you were gonna hate it post launch regardless.
This review is fair. The fun of the game isn't from a story or it's core gameplay mechanics. It's fun come from the social aspect and random non scripted events. If you judge it as you would a traditional game such as a ac black flag, you looking at it's missions, story, progress, ya it's about 5-6/10. that can be improved apon in those aspects and likely will base on consistent update plans they had for it. But if judging base off your personal experience (mine in this case) and fun for a sandbox game it's an 8. They do need add more content quickly. While the social aspect and world they built is good you need a large variety of missions and progression so it's not repetitive and get old after a few weeks. Definitely a worthy title with potential to be even better in the future. But definitely lacking is quest variety ATM.
What you mean the fun isn’t in it’s story or core gameplay? usually for a game to be good it needs 1. A really good story or 2. Real good core gameplay mechanics
Core gameplay mechanics is a bad choice of words. It's mechanics (such as mission set up, physics, graphics,) is what I mean but not it's overall gameplay (combat, swimming, ship play, world etc). Like a sandbox where there is no story such as a GTA online without the missions or a Halo custom game*(example Halo 5 castle wars it doesn't have realistic sword play and has vehicles rather than horses but its fun asf cause the maps and it's basic gameplay.). The fun you can/suppose to come away with is the social aspect and randomness between players, gameplay and the games world, using whats available to do things. Using the game to make YouTube episodes of a script you personally wrote up and act out. Messing around and random outcomes that happen as you explore If that makes sense. I'm sure you've seen others tell stories or watched streamers show off the funny/exciting events. No doubt tho they need to add more quest and could update a lot of different things within the game to bring more excitment for those looking and expecting fun variety of missions, enemies, etc. This is what is expected from any and every game.* It's a game you'd get fun out of but may get old quickly and put down after awhile like all sandbox games but we'll see what the updates bring to keep people coming back.
lol I literally can't stop laughing if it's not about a story and core gameplay what the heck is someone actually doing with this game exactly? Chief- just give it a rest I'm sorry but you just cannot say that the fun of the game was not about its core mechanics or its story because it begs the question what on Earth an individuals even going to be doing with this damn game if it's not about those elements , so let me guess it's about an element that cannot be measured or rated or questioned or criticized? lol how convenient for your narrative and agenda. So when you try to argue that the fun of this game is simply about socializing then go on Facebook or go pick up the phone because I'm trying to understand why somebody is going to pay $60 to do something they could do right now for free on Facebook 😂😂😂 I mean socializing is something that could be done on almost every major online game.... You could argue this about every game ever made for online gaming that highs voice chat or a messaging option I'm sorry but your own damn post is very much answering exactly why this game is getting these low scores. So is there a reason why it couldn't be about socializing on top of having good strong core mechanics in an actual story that exist? How does it benefit you to have bad game mechanics? How does it benefit you to not have a good Amazing Story and narrative? 🤔🤔🤔
I think MS have officially killed Rare. A shame.
Buy the game for £43 In the UK or pay £7.99 for the game pass monthly, If the game baked more In the oven we'd see-a different story today, but what unfolds Is internally they had the same doubts 1yr ago, how In 1yr can you not dramatically change the scope of the game. Make Tortuga themed passive island, enroll pirates v pirates for the treasure captures, It doesn't hurt to have mythical elements such as a skeleton king appearing with-a army of Undead walking across the sea chanting death, Poseidon sightings with gigantic sea creatures. Crackdown 3 Is In development hell, will be Interesting months ahead, or perhaps some shocking announcements for E3
Not surprised about these type of reviews. I knew from day 1 this game was lacking content and things to do in general. I wouldn't dare pay $60 for this!
No shade but this is sad & not looking good for the XBO especially the fans that bought the XBO-X & really looking for software where the X makes those games shine not only in graphics & resolution but far as having fun.For a while I've been watching gameplay videos & reading up on articles about this game & I figured it would be a hit or miss instead of thinking this would definitely be a hit.Hopefully folks didn't pay $60 for this.
67 on Metacritic, currently. Ouch... I honestly thought it would be in the mid-70’s range and at least score higher than NMS...
How many years to make this? how many work on this? Did they played the game? more then 1 hour?
It could be time for everyone to accept that this is not the game we all thought it could have been.
Well done to Phil and Xbox team for making another bad game
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