King of Seas PC Preview

King of Seas PC Preview – A Barrel of Fun

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King of Seas is an Action Role-playing game set in a deadly procedurally generated pirate world. In a ferocious plot, you will fight to regain what has been taken away and embark on an epic adventure in a fantastic world, filled with battles, lost islands and treasures.

A universe full of amazing characters and breathtaking missions will keep you anchored as you strive to become the king of all pirates.

King of Seas is published and developed by 3DClouds (Xenon Racer, CARRUMBLE.) and will be available on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a planned release date of “Early 2021”. is King of Seas worthy of a yo, ho ho and a barrel of fun?

King Of Seas PC Preview – Yo Ho Ho And A Barrel Of Fun?

Join me with my King of Seas PC preview, read on to find out if I think this could be a barrel of fun or a complete shipwreck. If you like this review, check out my previous article here.

Gameplay

King of Seas appears to be a solo game only, there are four menu options, new game, options, credits and exit. When starting a new game to select your game difficulty, you can choose from five different difficulty options. Each one offering a different level of difficulty in King of Seas. For this preview, I went with gunner.

Now the game offers the choice of a male or female protagonist, Luky and Marylou. I went with Marylou. Both are the spouse of the King of Seas.

Our protagonists.
Our protagonists.

Once the character is chosen. The game offers the choice of skipping the tutorial or not. Of course, I did not skip as I want to know how to play. This is now our first proper glance at the game graphics which I may add do look rather clean.

The first tutorial mission takes the ship to Nuceras bay. Once the ship has been navigated to the bay, the story continues and then the game tells us of a tragic event. I shall not reveal this part of the story as this is not a website for spoilers.

What has happened?
What has happened?

Now the story has progressed passed a point of spoilers the character is sent on a mission to sail to a nearby port to collect wood.

Once docked, the game offers different options:

  • Tavern – Offers new crew members for your ship at the cost of gold.
  • Carpenter can repair your ship.
  • A bank to store your items in.
  • A market for buying items for your ship or quests.

Sea combat is good fun, whilst challenging at the same time. Be careful as attacking a ship that’s friendly to a nearby port, this will drop your relationship with that port/dock. However, if attacking a ship in the open sea, this will not affect relationships with docks. You can also unlock abilities as you progress through the game.

During my King of Seas PC preview, I had a 47-minute time limit. I unlocked the “Flame Tide” ability. Basically a flamethrower at the front of your ship. Very useful and powerful.

There are floating crates in the ocean as well as hidden treasure on beaches that can be collected for gold, rum and experience points.

X marks the spot!
X marks the spot!

Graphics & Audio

I previewed King of Seas on the PC. The graphics are clean, smooth, with excellent frame rates at 1080p. I particularly like the art style chosen for the characters of the game, with 2D pencil sketch feels to them, as seen in a previous image where I showed you the protagonists. Very acceptable graphics for a modern PC game, in my opinion. The game is running on the Unreal Engine so could be why. The level of detail on distant trees and islands could be a little better, but, this did not change my thoughts whilst playing the game.

There were definitely some highlights to the graphics & physics of the game. Such as when in a battle with another ship, I noticed that my cannonballs that had missed (whoops) landed on a nearby beach, digging down into the sand that they landed on, as seen below.

The cannonballs hiding in the sand.
The cannonballs hiding in the sand.

The audio in King of Seas definitely sets the tone. The soundtrack appears to be a typical pirate/sailing game theme. This reminds me of games such as Sea of Thieves and Assassins Creed Odyssey. Sound effects are clean and crisp, just what we want when we’re taking down pirates of the open seas!

Longevity

This game is procedurally generated which means it could last many hours. With 5 different difficulties, 29 achievements to unlock and hidden treasure to find as you sail the sea. This game will definitely last you a long time.

Final Thoughts

Finally, I must add that initially during my King of Seas PC preview, I could not dock at any ports using the space bar. I had to connect a controller to my PC to be able to dock as the space bar just was not working.

3DClouds appear to have resolved this in a patch and I can now dock fine using the space bar. King of Seas offers a fantastic experience. It left me wanting to play more of the game to find more of the hidden little secrets. Most definitely a barrel of fun. I give King of Seas a silver award.

Disclaimer: A code was received in order to write this review.

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