Excited for your sea adventures to begin with the Skull and Bones open beta? Skull and Bones has long been anticipated by fans of pirate-themed games, and with its imminent release, Ubisoft’s open beta offers a glimpse into what players can expect from this long-awaited title. Keep reading to find out more about our first look at the Skull and Bones open beta.
Skull and Bones Open Beta: Embarking On An Adventure At Sea
The game begins with a gravelly voice expounding about predator and prey, while the graphics depict blood flowing and smoothly transitioning into ships sailing into the water. Subsequently, you’re sent into the 17th-century Indian Ocean, where you appear to be the captain of one of these ships. Your crew advises you to steer clear of the wreck of burning ships ahead, marking your first action in the game.
You’ll spot some British ships which you can attack, because you want to plunder their loot, and leave the people on-board to be shark food. Aim for the big ship, and they’ll try to bully you. As it turns out, the British fleet has more ships nearby, and when they come in, you’ll go down. That’s the end of your adventures at sea—just kidding. This is where you get to choose what your character looks like, as you’re pulled into safety by two characters on a boat.
At first glance, the Skull and Bones open beta impresses with its stunning graphics, offering beautiful environments and intricately detailed ships that truly immerse players in the pirate world. The controls for ship maneuvering are smooth and realistic.
From mastering basic tasks like looting to navigating the seas, the game takes its time to ease players into its mechanics. Your first real task is picking up loot by pressing F, and then you’re sent off to cut some logs, build your own ship, and set sail. You’re able to customize your ship as well as your character, which adds a touch of personality to your floating base.
The story elements within the game, with the introduction of faction dynamics and economic features, are engaging, drawing you into the lives of its characters. However, the crew tends to complain about hunger, which reminds me of LEGO Fortnite‘s constant “You’re starving!” message when you’ve already got a Regeneration Charm.
Skull and Bones holds promise for future growth, particularly with its online format. The potential for team-based gameplay, forming mini-fleets, and engaging in battles with other groups hints at a multiplayer experience that could evolve into a must-play title for fans of pirate adventures.
That concludes our look into the Skull and Bones open beta experience. If you’re looking for something new to play, why not check out the list of upcoming games in February 2024?