SEA OF THIEVES

Sea of Thieves was released on March 20 by Microsoft Games. The game was developed by Rare. Sea of Thieves is a massive multiplayer role playing game.

Gameplay is pirate themed and it is played from the first person point of view. This game features gaming with consoles and PCs together.

A group of players explore an open world ocean as they seek to find a ship to plunder. Players can take various functions aboard the ship and they can move from station to station as needed. A ship needs a large crew which makes this game inherently coop multiplayer.

The game is a completely shared game world, so players will encounter one another on the ocean. The game has a cartoon artistic style and an exaggerated physics engine that allow players to perform stunts, like being shot out of ship cannons.

Players can collect coins by completing missions called voyages, taking loot from other ships, or raiding a skeleton fort that contains large amounts of gold. The gold can be used for purchasing everything from re-skinned weapons to new hulls and sails for the ship. These items are purely cosmetic; however, and in no way affect combat.

The loadout weapons are all given to the player at the start of the game, and have 5 rounds of ammo before needing to find an ammo box to restock. The four playable weapons are as follows: a flintlock, a blunderbuss, a bolt-action rifle, and a sword. Only two weapons can be carried at once.

There are three major factions in Sea of Thieves: the covetous Gold Hoarders, the chicken-loving Merchants Alliance, and the creepy goth moms from the Order of Souls. Completing missions for these factions increases a player’s reputation, but it’s a long way to the maximum rank of 50.

The game does a good job of simulating the age of piracy.  Landfall can be a rough place for combat as much as ship vs ship.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows 10 x64 or better
CPUIntel Q9450 @2.6 GHz
AMD Phenom II X6 @ 3.3 GHz
Memory4 GB or more
Hard Drive Space60 GB
Graphics HardwareNvidia GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon 7750
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

This game is rather demanding for graphics, realistically a GTX 1080 Ti is needed for 1920×1080 with the highest settings.

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