Sea of Thieves
Summary: Sea of Thieves is, overall, a disappointment. While there is some great co-op fun to be had here, there aren't enough activities to sustain this sandbox.
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Despite the lack of meaningful progression beyond cosmetics, Sea of Thieves presents an endless sea of possibilities full of exciting encounters with other players and a never-ending list of fun things to do.
A limited and simplistic pirate adventure, but one with an abundance of character and a thrilling conviction in its own ideas.
A superb water park for four friends to splash around in, but progression is sluggish and there are too few surprises beneath the waves.
A uniquely open-ended online adventure with some of the best co-op of any game, but at the moment there's not nearly enough content or variety to keep it interesting for long.
Sea of Thieves is bursting with potential for storytelling in a watery paradise, but doesn't have enough to keep players coming back.
Sea of Thieves can be tedious, and it lacks a compelling progression hook, but it excels as a cooperative story generator for you and your friends
More than two years after its launch, Sea of Thieves has improved in countless ways.
Sailing across the open ocean becomes less of a thrilling embodiment of cooperation and more of a chore.
Even in its current seemingly incomplete state, Sea of Thieves is still rewarding.