developer: Koei Tecmo
publisher: Papaya Play
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Uncharted Waters Online is a quite unusual game representing the MMORPG genre. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that the essence of the game are sea travels and discovering unknown places. The prototype of this production is the classic RPG Uncharted Waters, which KOEI decided to transfer to the third dimension and release as an online version.
The plot of Uncharted Waters Online takes us back to the 16th century, in the Era of Discoveries, when people in search of new, undiscovered and mysterious places, turned their attention to the seas and oceans. The player has the opportunity to play the role of a representative of one of the sailing nations of Europe at that time - Portugal, Spain and England (the creators promise to add new ones). At the beginning of the game we choose one of the three character classes. Traveller or adventurer, focuses his activity on exploring and solving puzzles, the task of the buyer is to get the maximum profits from the sale of various goods, while soldiers provide a kind of protection against pirates for both travellers and merchants. Nothing stands in the way of becoming a pirate together with other corsairs to loot convoys and cities. After gaining enough experience points, we gain access to more than 50 new professions.
In the first phase of the game, our actions focus on our home country, where we plan future travel routes and buy goods that we sell in the visited ports. When we learn the basics of navigation, we can then improve our sailing skills on ever larger and faster ships. Then we are faced with tasks from trade guilds and even from the ruler himself. Thanks to their execution, the sphere of influence of our homeland is growing, and in the nearby countries more and more ports are becoming open to us. The locations are modeled on the real world, so with a bit of luck we can see the Leaning Tower in Pisa, Parthenon or Egyptian Pyramids. After receiving orders from the king, we become a pioneer in unexplored regions of the globe. We find rare goods for trade, hidden ruins or buried treasures. In addition to the already mentioned pirates, our ships may encounter various kinds of dangers on the seas, such as storms, or ships hostile towards us state. Then a battle takes place, the result of which affects both our reputation and the position of our native nation on the map of the world.
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Game score 5.4 / 10 calculated out of 67 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.
PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows XP SP2
- Recommended: Intel Core i3, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 / Radeon HD 7770 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7