Honestly Sea of Thieves just doesn't look very good from what I've seen. I am actually surprised that it was one of the most viewed games on Twitch. There's rumors of Twitch streamers getting paid to promote this game, who knows. Basically it's kind of a sandbox game that you can just go in, get drunk and have fun with your friends but that could be said about any game really. There's nothing special about this game that will make you have more fun with your friends unless you particularly enjoy being a pirate. Apparently how this game came to be is the devs created an engine with beautiful realistic water and thought what can we do with this technology so they decided to make a pirate game. It's not like they had the idea for a game and then created an engine for it if that makes sense.Redmask wrote: ↑Mar 9th, 2018 12:54 pmI will try to check out the open beta with an open mind but based on everything I've seen, Sea of Thieves looks very shallow and forgettable. None of the systems seem to have any real depth. I think it will sell well simply due to lack of other exclusives on Xbox at the moment.
I'm more interested in what original IP they announce at E3. They really need to blow the doors off the barn this year. I don't care about Halo 6 or FH4, I really want to see at least 3 original IP.
I would settle for just one original IP from Microsoft at this point. Sea of Thieves is meh. State of Decay 2 just got a 50% price cut at launch which says the devs probably don't feel comfortable that the game is good enough to charge the standard full AAA price for it. I don't mind this though. I really enjoyed SOD1 and the price was right. Crackdown 3 remains more elusive than the Lochness, Sasquatch and Abominable Snowman combined.
I know that the X1X is an expensive piece of hardware but at this point I really don't mind my 1X being my go to for multiplats and my PS4 Pro for Sony exclusives. There are just not enough hours in a day to play every game anyways.