Trash Sailors Reviews
It’s a regrettable time when a game is simultaneously extremely fun and extremely broken. The potential for greatness is obviously present, but Trash Sailors holds itself back thanks to poor circumstances. With that being said, should Trash Sailors receive the kind of tech support that it needs and finally lives up to its potential, it would be more than a fun time for any group of friends.
Trash Sailors has its fun moments and extremely unique art style to help visually stand out. Plus, like every co-op game in this genre, it can be quite hilarious to play with friends as chaos ensues and everyone is yelling at each other to do tasks. Yet a key gameplay aspect of Trash Sailors is completely broken. The combat doesn't work and isn't fun, despite it being so integral to the gameplay. Add the fact that it's unplayable in single player mode and you've got a very mixed experience that may not be worth your time. Until these issues get fixed and combat is completely overhauled, Trash Sailors may be more trash than treasure. Especially when much better co-op experiences exist on the Nintendo Switch.
Overall, Trash Sailors is a co-op sailing adventure game with a unique hand-drawn style and creative and interesting gameplay. Players can constantly meet new challenges in different themed sea scenes. However, the game also currently exists several problems, such as online co-op and dynamic difficulty balancing. We hope the developer can solve them soon.
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Taking multiplayer raft games in a slightly different direction, Trash Sailors struggles with clarity
Trash Sailor’s frantic gameplay and variety of hazards and enemies certainly elevate it above the heap of a dumpster dive. But the frustrating controls and lack of challenge mean it still smells a bit after taking it home.
Trash Sailors is one of the rare co-op-centric titles that manages to deliver a chaotic and fun experience without annoyance. Levels never feel too punishing, enemies don’t have overbearing mechanics, and no part of the puzzle is undervalued in the grand scheme of things. This makes for an experience that borders on perfection for any group of friends looking for a new game to tackle together.