I’ve played Sea of Thieves for a couple of hours now, and basically have been giving solo play a go. I thought it might be a good opportunity to share some initial thoughts.
Firstly, the graphics are very impressive, as is the sound. When you are sailing solo and the storms hit, it is a hair raising experience. I’ve only just picked up a couple of Merchant Guild quests and haven’t had the chance to play them yet. My first hour or so was just spent cruising around, and getting use to the sailing, fighting mechanics.
Five minutes in and I encountered another player, it a larger ship. I managed to flee successfully with him firing his pistol at me. He must not have loaded his cannons thankfully. After that encounter I didn’t run into anyone else in my sailing from island to island.
So far I’ve only managed to find wooden planks (to repair the ship with), cannonballs (to attack from the ship) and bananas (health restoration). Talking with NPCs is a bit of a disappointment because there is only an opening speech line, and the rest is text. I’m not sure of how big the map is as yet, but it seems a decent size from my initial voyage.
I think with friends this could be a lot of fun. I am keen to get back to it when Night Owl has downloaded it so we can play together. It does seem to be a very chill game – at this point. Hopefully I’ll play some co-op on the weekend, if I can tear myself away from Far Cry 5 (out tomorrow).