Sea of Thieves is a cooperative multiplayer action-adventure game developed by Rare.
The game features a cartoonish pirate aesthetic to it and features no plot whatsoever. The players set out to explore an open shared world. The first thing available to the players is player creation, as the game offers the players to choose one out of eight randomly generated characters. After that, the players are let go to the open world.
There is no certain objective present in the game. The players have to create a story for themselves.
Players can take mission known as voyages. Voyages require you to locate an island on the map, sail to it, find a treasure, dig it out, and safely bring it back to the game's hub island. You will get gold upon completion. Gold can be obtained either through voyages mentioned above, boarding and raiding other players' ships or clearing out a fort full of skeletons who have a lot of gold hidden in their stronghold.
The gold can be used to buy cosmetic upgrades, such as new ship bodies or skins for your weapons. There are four weapons present in the game, with the players being able to carry two at the time.
The game relies on the player to player interaction, as they are able to dance, use emotes or even get drunk together either on the ship or on the game's hub island bar. The ships cannot be appropriately handled by only one player, so it is a must to gather a team.
Sea of Thieves quickly becomes boring. For the first couple of hours you enjoy all this pirate stuff but then you realise the game has nothing more to offer. Yes, it’s made actually well, with nice graphics and attention to the details but that’s all. The gameplay ends with repeating the same actions again and again - as long as your patience lasts. Thinking about how large and experienced the developer is, I don’t understand why they didn’t make a better game.
This game is the best way to spend an evening with friends! Various activities, funny moments and multiple locations are provided. The game looks wonderful and optimized good too, so you’ll enjoy playing it. With more content in the future it’ll become perfect!