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Designed from the start to be a fully procedural co-op game, Windward can be played by yourself, but it truly comes alive when playing with friends. Start by generating a procedural world that will be unique to you, design your own custom faction then sail forward fighting pirates, trading with towns, doing quests or simply exploring - its up to you how you want to play. As you sail about you will find resources you can make use of, upgrades for your ship, new towns that will ask your assistance, and as you get farther out from the starting area - various pirates that will attempt to take whats rightfully yours. Combat experience will let you unlock new talents and abilities to make that particular line of work easier.
+ It keeps you on your toes because you always have something to do. Be it the destruction of enemy faction ships or the reconquest of pirate cities and the destruction of their ships.
+ Especially in the Coop the game is fun,... be it just acting or completing missions. Especially when it comes to the effective cooperation and defense of your own cities against other factions or lawless pirate gangs, you get the pleasure to start a new instance (This allows you to start special rounds with predefined and self-selected game targets).
- It often gets out of hand in arcade battles, which gets out of hand when there are never ending amounts of pirate ships. Unfortunately, depending on the level of difficulty and attitude (how many pirates should appear) this can be easier or even more difficult. Fortunately, this can be set. Who likes arcade switches the rate of the percentage number of pirates to high. My experience refers to the recruitment of 40% to 70% of pirate frequency. For me the game is relatively simple. You can argue about that, especially if you like
very simple or the complete opposite, extremely complex gameplay. I tend to tend between medium to slightly complex. It could have been a little bit more complex for me, but that doesn't bother me. It's still working. (So, it's only half a minus)
All in all I like it very much and can recommend it, as long as you don't mind the action and a little arcade.
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