Posted: 6 weeks ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.
It's a game very much about the sailing, which is simulated in an accurate and approachable way. You see the direction of the wind and the trim of your sails and use these two elements to move through the water. As you progress you add weapons to your boat to deal with pirates and start to collect materials to upgrade. You meet and befriend the local fishfolk to expand your boat crews and chart a course across an expansive watery world.
There are countless islands to discover, each full of its own flora, fauna and population. Out at sea you can discover fish of all kinds. There are deeper mysteries too, that take things in more of a fantasy direction with huge sea monsters and buried treasure. But running through this is a sense of the tranquility of sailing as you pass curious dolphins, ride the swelling sea, trim the sails and admire the beauty of the sun sinking into an icy horizon.
The result is a game that has clearly had care and attention lavished on it from a small team who loves gaming as much as sailing. It's complex enough to create a believable feel of sailing without overloading you with too much to handle. The swelling sea adds to the sense of a vast expansive game, as you sail through stormy swells.
Release Date: 21/12/2022
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Genres: Action, Adventure, Race, Shooting, Simulation, Strategy and Traversal
Accessibility: 34 features
Components: Day and Night and Weather
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to grasp the sailing aspect where you need to angle your sail appropriately to make the best use of the wind. You also need patience and planning to be able to get your boat where it needs to be, particularly in battle where you can easily become an easy target.
Motion steering is only available on Switch.
Diversity and Inclusion
Gender and Sexuality:
Gender and Sexuality Choices: The gender and sexuality choices you can make for your character orientation and presentation in the game.
- Choose Any Gender: You can choose any gender (including trans and non-binary) or don’t have to make this distinction.
Gender Representation: The gender representation of the pre-defined characters you can play in the game.
- Play as Character without stated Gender:: The game’s protagonist’s gender is ambiguous and not stated.
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