Sea of Thieves Review: I'm a pirate!

Sea of Thieves kraken attacking a ship

7/10 Very Good

The Main Point

During our Sea of Thieves review, we had a ton of fun. Sea of Thieves is an amazing game. It is so much fun to be a pirate, sailing across the seas, fighting other pirates and getting treasure. But, if you don’t have anyone to play with, this game isn’t for you. This is a multiplayer game, and it isn’t fun alone. Also, some quests can get very long and boring, and that’s why I can’t fully love this game.

Buy Sea of Thieves for Xbox here!

The Good

  • You get to be a pirate
  • Ship battles are a ton of fun
  • One of the best games to play with friends in
  • PC and Xbox crossplay

The Bad

A bit buggy at times

Long and tedious quests

I love Sea of Thieves. It is so much fun to sail across the ocean, feeling like Jack Sparrow and taking out any enemies I see. During our Sea of Thieves Review, my friends and I were able to live our Pirate dreams. This game is entirely meant for multiplayer, though. Don’t try to play alone, because it won’t be any fun and you will probably die a lot. You won’t run into many people, but you will run into a lot of skeletons. The quests can also be kind of annoying, too. Overall, this is definitely the best sailing/pirate game that I’ve ever played. 

Sea of Thieves ship sailing

Gameplay

This game is extremely fun to just sail around and play. Especially when you are hunting players down in an attempt to kill them and steal their loot. There are 3 different guns, and 2 different swords. The types of guns are a pistol, sniper and blunderbuss. It doesn’t really make a difference what sword you use. You can find barrels all around the map. These will have items inside, such as cannonballs, other types of cannonballs, firebombs, blunderbombs, boards, food and quests. These small little quests can lead you to treasure, which you will most likely have to use your shovel and compass to find. There are a ton of different items you have, including a fishing rod, bucket, musical instruments and telescope. When your ship gets holes in it from cannonballs, you can repair them with boards. This will also let water in. You can use your bucket to get the water out of your ship. There are multiple boss islands that you can go to if you want to fight a ton of enemies and a boss in order to get a lot of good loot. And, if you run out of things to do, this game gets very frequent updates that add new things for you to try out. Overall, it is a ton of fun to be a pirate with your friends.

Sea of Thieves ship at island

Shops

There are a bunch of different shops in Sea of Thieves. You can find these shops at outposts. Each time you go into the game, you spawn at an outpost. These shops include a gun and sword shop, an outfit shop, a gear shop, a ship customization shop and a real money shop. Everything that you can purchase from these shops is purely cosmetic. There are a ton of different skins for items that you can get at each of the different shops. There are also 2 islands around the map that will sell items at discounted prices. The real money shop has a lot of items that you can’t get from other stores, such as emotes and pets. You can earn a bit of this currency in game, but in order to actually get something without grinding for days, you will have to buy some of the currency. I love how the shops in Sea of Thieves work, and it has one of the best systems that I’ve seen.

Sea of Thieves Dreadbeard ghost ships

Quests

There are a ton of different quests in Sea of Thieves. You can find some of them around the map. There are also these long story quests called tall tales. Finally, you can get quests from the merchant alliance, gold hoarder and order of souls. Every time you sell something to one of these groups or complete one of their quests, you increase your reputation with that group. The quests that you can find around the map will usually be very short and just lead you to a chest or two. Tall Tales, though, are different than all of these. Tall Tales are your main story quests. In order unlock these, you have to complete them in order. These quests are very long and have a ton of riddles and things that you have to find. They can also have boss fights. Personally, I don’t like these. They can get very boring. Some of them can take over 3 hours to complete, and most of that is just boring searching for chests or sailing in a straight line all the way across the map. Also, when I was playing, there was just this random tiny explosion on the top of our ship. This somehow caused our ship to sink. It forced us to loose all of the progress that we had made on that Tall Tale, and we were about to finish it. I really hope that this doesn’t happen to anyone else, as it was really annoying.

Sea of Thieves loading screen

The other mode

Not many people know this, but there is actually another mode in Sea of Thieves. In this mode, you just fight against other teams to try to get the  highest score. You can do this either by capturing chests and delivering them to this ship in the middle, or by sinking other teams ships. When your ship has sunk, it respawns along with you. This mode is quite a bit of fun. It is also one of the best ways to make money, because you earn a ton after each round. After a couple of rounds, though, it can get kind of boring and repetitive. It is still cool that there are multiple modes, though.

7/10 Very Good

The Main Point

During our Sea of Thieves review, we had a ton of fun. Sea of Thieves is an amazing game. It is so much fun to be a pirate, sailing across the seas, fighting other pirates and getting treasure. But, if you don’t have anyone to play with, this game isn’t for you. This is a multiplayer game, and it isn’t fun alone. Also, some quests can get very long and boring, and that’s why I can’t fully love this game.

Buy Sea of Thieves for Xbox here!

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