Also available on Xbox One and Windows
It's is kind of pushing it to say I "beat" it since it's a procedurally generated game, but I achieved the objective, so it's good enough in my book. Anyway, this is a really simple indie game, so this won't be log, but since my Racketboy buddy TEKTORO asked me to share my thoughts on the game when I played it, I figured I'd pop that in on this lazy (and oppressively hot) Sunday afternoon and give a brief review.
In Lost Sea, you play as a marooned person of some sort on an uncharted island. You find out that the storm that wrecked you on the island was actually a magical portal or some other bullshit, and you're actually in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. As you explore the island, you find a random scientist/ship captain guy who thinks he knows how to escape, so you escort him to his ship, and he tells you go look for some magic tablets. These tablets allow the ship to travel a certain number of spaces on the overworld map (think Mario Party style movement where the tablets serve the function of dice). Each tablet gives you a random number of moves (not sure what the upper and lower limits are - highest I got was 4, lowest I got was 2). You have to pick one - they don't add up - so the more tablets you find on an island, the wider your movement options when leaving that island are. At the end of the archipelago is a Boss island, and each island in the middle is ranked either Easy, Medium, or Hard depending on the difficulty of traps and indigenous enemies.
Along the way, you collect gold to upgrade your ship (most of which give bonuses upon traveling to a new island) and experience to gain player skills. You also find other survivors whom you can add to your crew. Each crew member has between one and four random skills that can help you in your exploration. The ones I encountered and remember are Carpentry (lets you repair bridges to access parts of the islands), Mining (dig up buried treasure), Lockpicking (open chests for items), one that will revive you if you die, one that boosts your experience gained from combat, one that gives the crew person higher damage resistance, and one that boosts your attack power. You can only have a certain number of crew members at a time (you start with one but can buy player skills to bump that to four), but it's important to note that the crew members can die if damaged too much and refuse to help you fight; they just hide like little bitches.
All in all, Lost Sea is a really fun little game if you just want some relatively mindless exploration. There's no real story (aside from "get tablets to escape), and it's different every time, so there aren't any set locations or anything, but it does loop after you clear an island chain, letting you keep your crew members and upgrades, so you could play as long as you want and become the most badass shipwrecked person ever.
My Rating - 3 Neps
I'm Mr. Deck
And I like to play video games. I like to collect video games. I like to talk about video games, and I like to write about video games. During the day, I teach history at a high school in central North Carolina; during the night, I spend my spare time gaming. Then I write about it.