Sea of Thieves Review: Sea of Thieves’ Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in content offers lots of fun activities. Sea of Thieves can be at its most effective when it descends into chaos.
After looting a skeleton vessel and raiding it, a player galleon suddenly appears behind an island and turns its broadside cannons towards you for a sneak attack.
Rare’s pirate adventure live-game is renowned for its memorable moments such as returning fire, fixing your ship, and trying desperately to escape.
Rare’s ability creates deep, thought-provoking story content is not to be overlooked. Sea of Thieves now includes Tall Tales. These are long journeys that focus on solving puzzles and learning about the non-player characters in the game’s lore.
The game’s most recent expansion, A Pirate’s Life is also located in this narrative-driven, more direct realm. The expansion is a tie-in with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.
It offers new stories to discover that are both quite delightful for those who love the films and the attraction that inspired them. There are also big, more involved Sea of Thieves areas to explore.
Sea of Thieves’ A Pirate’s Life is a great addition to the game. It adds new enemies and a weapon to the sandbox and provides several hours of story content.
This story content is both deep enough for experienced players and easy enough for novices eager to take to the oceans with Jack Sparrow. Although it is sometimes hampered by bugs and relies on some of Sea of Thieves’ weaker elements like itchy platforming the expansion gives you the opportunity to take the helm of a pirate ship.
Five new Tall Tales stories are the core of A Pirate’s Life. They follow Jack Sparrow, the Pirates of the Caribbean’s mainstay, and his crew.
The movie characters are able to navigate the strange and mysterious videogame world through some adventure, but Davy Jones, the evil Pirates of the Caribbean villain, has chased them.
Jones wants to control the Sea of Thieves. You must rescue Jack from the Sea of the Damned (also called the Sea of the Damned), find out Jones’ plans and send the squid-faced villain home to ensure the freedom of the pirates.
You will be taken to the Sea of the Damned, which is a new place full of secrets and puzzles, as well as the Sunken Kingdom, an underwater world. Although the Tall Tales are a linear story, they challenge you to discover the environment, solve puzzles and navigate in imaginative places.
For example, in the first, you will need to rescue the head an undead, skeletal pirate Captain. You can also uncover secrets throughout this area by placing your head on skeleton bodies.
This is a Pirates of the Caribbean story so you will be meeting various movie characters throughout the course of the adventure. Jack Sparrow is the most prominent character, and he’s actually quite funny.
He can bring a lot of humor to the game and sometimes even help you fight against Davy Jones’ various enemies and creatures.
Sparrow’s presence helps A Pirate’s Life’s Disney inspirations blend with Sea of Thieves’ Foundation, making sure that the content doesn’t feel unwarranted. While he is the same quirky, funny character as the movies, he can also be very useful in key moments.
He even joined your crew during the Tall Tales series. This feels like a Pirates of the Caribbean tale, but he also serves as a Sea of Thieves story.
This is a difficult balance to achieve, but Rare does an excellent job of combining the properties to create a fun diversion to your pirate adventures.
The Pirate’s Life is a great place to start for new players. Tall Tales are a great place to start if you don’t know anyone else. You also have very low stakes: if you die, you respawn in the same location in the Tall Tales story.
This is a refreshing change from the way the rest of the game deals with dying. In other words, you either get on your ship or in an outpost if it sinks.
This content is great for those who are just starting Sea of Thieves or want to explore the game with a single-player but don’t like losing too much progress.
A Pirate’s Life isn’t the same as Sea of Thieves. It’s more of a separate entity. You must be vigilant as you search for pirates that might engage you in battle or, in rarer cases, become friends. Sea of Thieves is unique because of its openness and the randomness offered by other players.
The Pirate’s Life does not include this aspect. While there are side puzzles and secrets to be solved, the stories are simpler than traditional video games. There is only one way forward. You will move through different levels along a particular path.
Sea of Thieves isn’t giving you the full experience. This can be both good and bad. A Pirate’s Life helps you get into the water, rather than pushing you off the plank.
However, it can lead to a misperception of the game. You won’t find any Tall Tales that will have you sailing across the Sea of Thieves using obscure clues and exploring the world around you.
These levels are larger and more complete than the original, but they are much more self-contained. Although the Tall Tales for A Pirate’s Life were a little buggy at launch, Rare has released a patch that addresses some of these issues.
You can easily get lost in the large levels or experience game-affecting issues like falling from high places and getting stuck behind locked doors that you have already opened.
I pulled a pulley system up to raise a shipwreck in the air high enough to place its cannons against my boss in Tall Tale 2. However, mid-fight I have knocked off the deck, and then killed.
The boat was in an awkward position when I returned to the dock. However, the fight went on, with cannonballs shooting straight up into the air and passing through my boss’s body.
Although the glitch was fixed a few days later, it was still a messy fight that could not be stopped. Although I didn’t experience any major issues while playing through the five Tall Tales, the experience was a bit slowed down by checkpoints that wouldn’t load correctly and other problems.
Sea of Thieves’ lack of guidance makes it easy to get lost. This is a drawback that makes the game interesting when you are out exploring the full game world. But, it can also make the game frustrating when you’re locked in a room trying to figure out the next step.
A Pirate’s Life’s Tall Tales is a fun game, even if there are some glitches. These tales can feel a little too easy and low-stakes, which is a problem for Rare’s story about a world-threatening antagonist.
It’s nice to be able to jump into something that is fun and doesn’t have the usual risks of Sea of Thieves. A Pirate’s Life has many other benefits than the stories. It also revitalizes the rest of the game.
Tall Tales will introduce you to a variety of new enemies. There are three types of ocean crawlers on land: a giant armored crab and a poisonous clam beast, as well as an electric eel.
Each of these creatures requires different strategies to defeat. However, they can be combined to create additional challenges. New phantom pirates can appear and disappear to cause massive damage and undersea sirens make it more difficult to jump off your boat.
You can now find the Trident of Dark Tides which can charge up to ignite a burst of energy that can cause havoc to AI enemies as well as other players.
These new additions are part of the Tall Tales expansion, but you don’t have to play them to see them. They’re also available in Sea of Thieves and add some variety to the sandbox.
The majority of the game’s history has seen players fighting different types of skeleton pirates. Although they all fight in the same way, it adds some variety to the gameplay.
The Trident of Dark Tides, if it’s available, adds a new weapon to your arsenal and allows you to create new strategies for combat. Sea of Thieves now feels more complex and evolves constantly thanks to this addition.
Sea of Thieves A Pirate’s Life adds a lot of new content and fun elements to Disney Pirates fans. It also refreshes the rest of Sea of Thieves with clever additions.
Although it doesn’t represent all of Sea of Thieves, this is a great way to fly the pirate flag and provides a new perspective for long-time scalawags.