Rare pirate adventure Sea of Thieves stormed like a storm in a positive sense because this first person open world game is really fabulous. Fortunately, after its success, another open-world pirate title is coming to us, this time with an aerial perspective of sailing your ship across the seas and having trouble navigating the deep blue waters. King of Seases is the name of this buccaneer adventure from the 3DClouds studio that I got to play extensively recently and my conclusions are mixed.
What is King of Seas? It is an action RPG where you can play as the daughter or son of the King of the Seas (a boss of the oceans to understand us). As soon as you take on the role of one of these characters, you discover that your father was murdered on his throne and they find you guilty. After barely surviving the sinking of your ship by the Royal Navy, you will be picked up by a pirate who will show you a very different way of life than royal blood. Since you are believed dead, the law no longer persecutes you and you must grow strong in this world of procedural generation to find out who ended your father’s life while collecting gold and making a name for yourself among the most feared Make pirates.
And how do you increase your fame? Well, like with Sea of Thieves, the world is yours, so which method you choose to get stronger is up to you. For example, you can see yourself as a trader and spend time traveling the seven seas, piling up goods for sale in ports, or buying items in one place and then selling them elsewhere for more money. You can also embrace your pirate nature and become the scourge of the seas by sinking ships to port and starboard and then looting the wrecks in search of goods and equipment.
This gameplay works fine most of the time. Being able to play the way you want is a touch of quality, but the lack of direction is often a major obstacle that we can trace back to the open world design and procedural generation of King of Seas . The map is the ocean itself, and for those of you who have never seen a map of the world, it is quite large with few attractions. That’s the problem with this title: It can be very boring, especially at the beginning, when you’re traveling around the map in a weak boat whose combat capabilities are far from that of warships or frigates.
The main attraction is the progression of the game, which is about upgrading your ship or getting a better one, as exploration, combat and history are not as important as getting someone more famous and deadly. You won’t be able to face the bigger ships or visit a marina unless you have the firepower and ship protection that you can access towards the end of the game, attacking merchant ships and completing trade missions to grow. It’s basically like the food chain: you start out as a minnow and work your way up to a dreaded predator at the top of the pyramid.
Despite the slow pace, which I didn’t quite catch up with in the first few hours, the game is fun when you have a ship that can tame the seven seas, which is also a lot, something very important, because for a long (long ) Time The only thing you do is travel from one place to another through a world that seems very empty.
Considering I’ve played on the PC, I was a bit disappointed with the use of the peripherals: the game doesn’t support a mouse, everything is done from the keyboard, but as mentioned earlier, it’s best to use a controller. either I can complain too much.
I don’t think King of Seas is a bad game per se, but there are some aspects that clearly pose problems: The rhythm and repetitive progress are sometimes terrible and make it very difficult to stay addicted. On the flip side, the world is all right and the ship’s many customization options provide a reason to face the grueling routine of becoming a more skilled and famous pirate. If you fancy killing time and fond of pirates, King of Seas is your role. However, if you are like me and have to do something to get you addicted it will be difficult for you to invest the time necessary to get almost to the end where the good begins.