Salt 2: Shores of Gold Game Review byI totally disagree the description of the game on steam's page. I was so hyped and now i am very frustrated.
The idea of the game is really cool, but the way it was developed is really unacceptable.
Salt 2 is an open world pirate game
I do not accept pirate game with out naval combats.
Not mention you can not dive. WTF!?!?! A pirate game that you can not dive on the ocean? Ridiculous, right?
focused on exploration, survival, and crafting.
You have to eat, but you have not to drink? And you still can play forever without need to sleep.
You don't suffer from temperature effects.
You do not get sick and nothing.
You can not dive on ocean. Just swim on top of the ocean :P
So, how you can call it a survival game? Sorry but NO it is not a survival game.
Well, you can craft. The same with cook. You have one station (table). Each one for one thing. One table to cook, another to craft armors, another to craft weapons and all.
But for craft anything, you MUST FIRST LEARNED THE RECIPE to. You have to find the scroll with the recipe or you have to buy one. After that you interact with the table (station) pressing F key. Click the button craft and yeaaaah. You instantly got the item (if you have the materials to craft, if not, it pops a message that you do no have the materials).
You can not select which materials you want to use to craft and you can not learn the recipe trying crafting it. You can only craft/cook something you learned the recipe (find or buy the recipe scroll and click one button to read and instantly learn the recipe).
Well, sorry, i do not consider this a crafting system. It is just find one scroll, click to learn, click at table, click craft button, get instantly the item.
Can you consider it a crafting system?
You can hunt just a few animals (i found just 3 types playing more than 10 hours: Boar, Bear and Deer).
The bow damage is extremely low, and it is extremely expensive craft arrows.
Most part of the time i just run forever following the animals and hit then with the sword.
The A.I. is terrible. The animals just random run like as a F1 racing car :P
Yeah, for a pirate game we have to fish right?
Nope on Salt 2 :P
To fish you need a fishing pole and a bait. Most of the bait has change 50% even 70% to break the bait. So you will constantly need to buy or craft more baits. No matter which option u follow (buy or craft) both are very expensive.
To not mention, you will MUST HAVE TO FIND the fish recipe, with the exactly name of the fish you got to cook.
With more than 10 hours playing, i only got 1 fish recipe and it takes too much ingredients that i`ve never cooked a fish dishes and i have never fish more than 2 fishes. Thanks it is so boring and useless fishing.
Not enough to you fish, you just need equip the fishing pole, click at the bait in inventory and click equip button. Go near the ocean. Left click to send the bait. Wait the fish. Left click to instantly get the fish. WOW, so nice fishing in this "pirate" game. Thanks! for nothing :P
YEEEEEEEEEEAH, a pirate game must have nice fights!
Naval fights, fps fights against pirates, cursed skulls and all.
The enemies is just one.
You can only fight one type of NPC.
They are pirates and skeletons.
So its 2 types, don't? Unfortunately no.
The skull is the same as the pirate npc. The only think that changes is the avatar of the npc. One are human pirate the other are skull. The A.I. are the same for all enemies in the game.
But you can not call A.I. too. You just need to hold S key to walk back and hold left mouse button to constantly hit the enemies. Do this and you never (99% chance) you kill every enemies without get any hit on you.
Ah, but there are archers too.
Some stupid guy told this on one tread that i comment on steam forum. Yeah yeah. Just go strait to him and spam sword attack. You will kill every archer with no problem too. You will get hit because they fires the arrow, and the arrow hits you, even if you are at the back of the archer. But no problem, you can kill with no problem.
10+ hours of the game and i never died and killed all enemies i found without got hit on me, as i told.
Well, so it do not have combat too.
But, it at least have quests right?
Well, i can not call those quests too.
Its all the same:
Go to the island X, kill the mob Y or get the item Y, came back and talk to the npc that gives you the quest to complete or deliver the item with a mail post u can find on islands with seaport or you can buy one and place at your ship.
Well, it have A LOT, only the same sh1t to do on quests.
Wow, but the world is procedural generated, right?
It is but.
The islands are all the same. They changed the form but it still have the same things: One camp bandit, one cave to explore, one npc to sells you something or gives you some quest. The visual are the same for all islands. The only things that changes are the type of trees and the color of the sand you will see.
Not to say it freezes a lot while "creating the islands" and happens all the time :P
Cool? No no no =(
So is there anything good on this game? Just ONE THING, please?
Yes it has. I really liked the graphics of the game.
its a mix of reality and draw graphics. It would be much better if it have only the realist aspect, but yeah, it is at least beautiful. And, that's all.
It is the only thing i can tell that is acceptable on this game =(
So why i bought this game?
Because i was hyped and it is very cheap.
Still do not compensate.
I tried, but really, you have the same thing to do with an infinite loop. Looks like you live the same day again and again with no changes :P
The idea is incredible, but the system and how they made this is just disappointing.