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Sea of Thieves - Metacritic/Review thread - Metascore: XBO - 69 (69 reviews) PC - 68 (23 reviews)

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Gong to go with a 80 on this one.



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Probably gonna end around 75



I think it will be bit better than most expect it to be.

I predict 81



pitzy272 said:
Johnw1104 said:

Early user reviews are almost always trolls, especially when it comes to console exclusives... that, or fanboys trying to combat those trolls lol

Yeah, I had heard this. But, with the lack of critic reviews, I checked out some of the user reviews. Seemed like the reviews that were more extensive, detailed, and gave actual specific critiques were more commonly the ones with low scores; whereas, the positive scores more commonly either said very little or spoke in generalities (e.g. “This game is the best”, “This game is fun”, etc.)

Btw...is Azzanation a big Xbox fan? He gave the game a 10 on metacritic. 

It's always interesting finding users here on other sites.



I just wanna say I'm not sure how it review because I don't get the game at all. I played for almost two hours last night and accomplished nothing. I'm just not sure how to play the game.

Visually its a polished looking game with a unique are art style, more polished than I generally expect on X1. The enemy/animal AI seems like junk though. The water looks incredible, I see why there was hype about that.

Frankly, I'm not sure if reviews matter for this type of game. It feels more like a social thing and it sounds like people are enjoying it for that.



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Mr Puggsly said:
I just wanna say I'm not sure how it review because I don't get the game at all. I played for almost two hours last night and accomplished nothing. I'm just not sure how to play the game.

Visually is a polished looking game with a unique are art style. The enemy/animal AI seems like junk though. The water looks incredible, I see why there was hype about that.

Frankly, I'm not sure if reviews matter for this type of game. It feels more like a social thing.

The main goal is to get to level 50 in every trading company (3) to unlock 'Pirate Legend' which is basically the end goal (For now) which grants you extra quests, a hidden hideout, later update will give you proper Captain capabilities (I.E you own your own ship) and other's will know you're a pirate legend from your ship/clothing.

From what I'm hearing though it definitely needs a tutorial to give people the basics of what to do, once you know that it's mostly pretty easy, the game is definitely more of a social thing, I think most people playing would have a much better time playing with others and they're banking a lot of people creating their own stories.

EG has a good preview on it: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-03-20-sea-of-thieves-is-sandbox-gaming-at-its-purest Imo they should release their post-launch road-map now, I could see people reaching Pirate Legend fairly quickly.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 20 March 2018

68 meta is my guess.



 

Alara317 said:
Well, I was thinking 72/73 when it's all said and done, but the more I think about it the more I worry that might not be enough. it might be 66-68

Why? Well, I got in on the first and second betas, I played both of them for about 5 hours each, and I felt like there wasn't really anything to the game. I didn't like the controls (they felt sluggish), combat was far too simplistic, and everything felt sort of empty. After playing a total of about 10 hours on the beta, I came to realize this had no depth, no real content. When I heard it as $39.99, I thought that price was too high.

Then the price went up to $79.99.

Then there were no reviews pre-release.

Then the game launched to zero fanfare (I have to actively seek out previews and first impressions).

And now that I'm eager to read more, eager to learn more and hope for the best, I go to Metacritic and Youtube, and I can't help but feel that the 'positive' reviews are generic 'it's fun' with little explanation as to WHY it's fun. Meanwhile, the negative reviews are all going into depth about the same things I was worried about. No character progression, no story mode, simplistic combat, repetitive missions, and no depth.

Hell, even the youtube videos that were praising the game made it sound boring to me, with compliments such as 'it's not about the destination, it's about the journey, and you have to make that journey yourself', and 'it's a sandbox, and you tell your own story in it', and 'you have to find ways to make your own fun, because the game doesn't guide you in any one direction'.

None of that sounds fun to me. Of course it'll have its audience, but even the compliments and praise it's getting doesn't sound appealing to me. I don't like games where you have to 'find your own story'. I don't like games that don't have a destination. This is reminding me more of No Man's Sky/Destiny for various reasons. I didn't like either of those games.

Not even the pirate theme will fix this. If I really wanna sail the seas, I'll just go play Assassin's Creed IV.

I still want this game to be good, and I trust official critic reviews much more than I trust users (users rarely know what the heck they're talking about and are more prone to fanboyism), but so far the only compliments that appeal to me are that it's pretty and has a good art design, and that it has the potential to be fun with friends.

Too bad it also sounds empty with virtually no depth to its content.

After reading your comments I feel like slashing my wrists. Seems like you already made up your mind regarding how terrible this game is, and it's not even out yet. Go stand there in the doorway with JRPGfan while I step into the tub, will you.



Going to go with 74, I expect sites like EG to review positively with a recommended



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Ryuu96 said:
Mr Puggsly said:
I just wanna say I'm not sure how it review because I don't get the game at all. I played for almost two hours last night and accomplished nothing. I'm just not sure how to play the game.

Visually is a polished looking game with a unique are art style. The enemy/animal AI seems like junk though. The water looks incredible, I see why there was hype about that.

Frankly, I'm not sure if reviews matter for this type of game. It feels more like a social thing.

The main goal is to get to level 50 in every trading company (3) to unlock 'Pirate Legend' which is basically the end goal (For now) which grants you extra quests, a hidden hideout, later update will give you proper Captain capabilities (I.E you own your own ship) and other's will know you're a pirate legend from your ship/clothing.

From what I'm hearing though it definitely needs a tutorial to give people the basics of what to do, once you know that it's mostly pretty easy, the game is definitely more of a social thing, I think most people playing would have a much better time playing with others and they're banking a lot of people creating their own stories.

EG has a good preview on it: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-03-20-sea-of-thieves-is-sandbox-gaming-at-its-purest Imo they should release their post-launch road-map now, I could see people reaching Pirate Legend fairly quickly.

I don't quite understand how to accept a quests, go on a quest, make sense of the map, etc. I guess part of it is learning how to play it.

It took me like an hour just figure out how make the ship move.



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