Ship of Fools
Review Score – 73%
Sailing and roguelike, Ship of Fools is quite the combination of gameplay mechanics. A game that’s specifically made for co-op play too, although you can play it solo if you want. Let me immediately mention that solo play is extremely challenging and misses a lot of the fun that you can have from cooperative play.
You are tasked to explore islands and improve your ship while surviving sea monsters. There are all sorts of currencies and supplies, which work a bit confusing as remembering all of their purposes is a lot. Starting your adventure is really challenging and the game only becomes easier when you invest a lot of time and resources into your ship. That’s why solo play isn’t recommended, you’ll need to invest crazy amounts of time to make your attacks stronger and up the defence of your ship. Visually Ship of Fools looks great, with a few comical elements. It is a shame that most islands look very similar, luckily enemies are more varied and especially the boss fights are impressive.
You’ll have a lot of laughs with your friends when you control your ship but combat might become frustrating as aiming ranged weapons isn’t user-friendly. This brings me to a big disappointment. You can’t play Ship of Fools with strangers, so it might be difficult to find a partner to survive the deadly and dangerous seas.
Written by: Dae Jim
Reviewed on: Xbox Series X
Hello, I’m Victoria. I’m from the UK and have been playing video games for as long as I can remember; back on DreamCast. I’ve pretty much fallen for Xbox since I was around eight years old and remember BioShock being my first game on the Xbox360. Although I find it thoroughly enjoyable to not only experience gameplay, I also find comfort in getting lost and engrossed in the online worlds that sometimes differ greatly from what we know. Another side of my Xbox passion would be achievement hunting and gamerscore. I thrive when I hear the little sound of one popping up on the screen and I’m always finding ways to work on my backlog when possible. Horror is my favourite genre so if you have any recommendations, don’t be afraid to send them my way!