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Available on:PCJan 18, 2018

Developer: Picaresque Studio

Publisher: Fish Eagle

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

Chase after Moby Dick, and live through the Golden Age of American whaling in this seafaring strategy game. Set sail around the world, manage your ship and crew, and live Ishmael's story, the sole survivor of the Pequod, a few years after the events narrated by Herman Melville in his masterpiece. FEATURES: Set sail and explore the seas Set sail around the world, visit cities, and increase your prestige by hunting whales, landing jobs, and searching for new adventures. Be the captain you want to be Develop your character in true RPG fashion, by increasing your stats, choosing your reactions, and developing your seafaring skills. Manage your ship and crew Hire and manage your crew, give them tasks on your ship, and improve your ship with new compartments, expanding your ship's capabilities. Experience the Golden Age of whaling Experience more than a thousand unique events tailored around your choices—and face the results of your actions. Hunt whales and fight pirates Discover new whaling areas, hunt whales for blubber, and protect your ship from pirates using a turn-based combat system. Chase after Moby Dick Follow an original story line and complete quests to unveil the secrets behind Moby Dick and dissolve Ahab’s curse

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Which brings me to a little suggestion to all new players: don't do Ironman mode until you get comfortable with this game. There isn't enough variability in Nantucket to warrant the amount of frustration of losing all your progress because you went into a new whaling ground thinking it was just a bunch of whales and it turns out to be a shark ground. I do enjoy a good challenge but if you want to experience the story better, save Ironman for the replay.Some other little things that stuck out to me was that the random text encounters dealing with your crew got to be a bit annoying when you were trying to manage your resources. It was such a nice little surprise to hear sea shanties that your crew was singing but the fact that it gets cut off every time you go into a battle proved to be very jarring.Nantucket is well worth your time if you are looking for a fresh take on the strategic role-playing game genre, or are a fan of the original story that it is based on.

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Nantucket is a real surprise and will appeal to those looking for a mix of management, strategic and RPG with a fascinating lore.

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Even though being a whaler boils down into fairly basic and repetitive actions, there's a texture to Nantucket that I appreciate. It's a fine place to spend time, even if a lot of that time is spent against the grindstone. And the more I play, the more there is to do and see, I just wish it cut to the chase much more quickly.

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Though the combat is unoriginal and a bit confusing, every other aspect of Nantucket shines brightly and all of it comes together to form a great indie experience unlike any other.

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