Sea of Thieves - What are people saying? Review Round-up

Sea of Thieves is out and people are living out their personal pirate fantasies. There was a lot of hype building for this game, with a few beta previews and lots of twitch streaming.

 The launch for the game was a bit of a disaster for the Rare team, as the influx of people trying to join the servers caused crashes and disconnects. They even had to stop new players from joining the game while they tried to fix  the problem.

 Things seam to be settling down now and the reviews are starting to trickle in. I have listed some of them below from Metacritic. It is trending at a 71% critic score and only a 5.5 user score. Not what I bet Rare and Microsoft were hoping for.

 A lot of the reviews were not upset with the game play or over all feel of being a pirate, it seems to be the lack of content to keep the player pillaging and plundering. Have you tried the game? Do you agree with the critics or do you see more here? Leave a comment and let everyone know!

Critics Reviews:

80%  Post Arcade (National Post)
Mar 23, 201

Sea of Thieves is wholly dedicated to keeping players on equal footing. Someone who’s been playing for a day can crew up with someone who’s been playing for months, and neither will have an inherent advantage — save, of course, the latter’s experience with the game. It’s a bold move meant to keep the entire community playing together, and early indications suggest it works.

70% GamesRadar+
Mar 23, 2018

Sea of Thieves is bursting with potential for storytelling in a watery paradise, but doesn’t have enough to keep players coming back.

65% Polygon
Mar 22, 2018

Sea of Thieves has the foundation of an incredible experience. It is a true pirate game that simulates the experience of piracy perfectly. And yet, after those first few jaw-dropping hours, you’re going to start feeling less like Blackbeard and more like Blackbeard’s accountant.

60% EGM
Mar 23, 2018

Sea of Thieves’ world isn’t completely lacking in achievement, thanks to its luscious visuals and excellent sailing mechanics, but it feels completely undercooked in terms of actual gameplay. Perhaps ironically, Sea of Thieves feels like the skeleton of a game rather than a fully realized experience. Rare promises that more content is coming, but judging on what the game offers now, it’s a journey not worth taking—at least not yet.

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