Uncharted Waters: New Horizens
Reviewed by Dan
Uncharted Water: New Horizens is one of the best games ever. Although
it isn't the most realistic game it has at least good qualities in every
single area. It takes a little while to learn, but once you do you will
have been opened to, well... new horizon.
Graphics 7 out of 10
The graphics are above average. The ships look pretty good and almost
3D. The ships even bounce in the water. The characters looks good and in
port it almost seems like a Zelda game.
Music and Sound 9 out of 10
The music tracks are perfect for a game like this. They used the Super NES
to the max when it comes to music. The music matches the game completely
and when sailing the non-peaceful seas the music will either calm you or
scare you even more. The sounds are average.
Game Challenge 9 out of 10
It is a challenging game. It combines many good aspects of traveling in
the 1500's and when confronted with a load of pirates or the mighty Spanish
Navy, you will hope that your men are ready to fight. When looking for
exotic villages watch out that you don't run out of food and water or you
won't be sailing home.
Game Play-Fun 7 out of 10
This game takes a little while to learn and isn't the most action packed
game. The fights with pirates seem like Final Fantasy battles mixed with
"Battleship". It can get fun if you choose a life of piracy.
Replayability 9 out of 10
The replay value is not that great after you have beaten the game... 6 times.
There are six different characters to choose from creating a huge replay value
for a long time. It might take a few months to finish this game, using every
Game Design 9 out of 10
A game can not do much better here. Uncharted Waters: New Horizens is really
well designed and you can tell when you dock into Lisbon and they are selling
10 different products. With investments and many different types of ships
there is too many good things to say about it - there are even mermaids in
the game. The only problem is there aren't quite enough random events and
programmed events into the game.
Plot 9 out of 10
The plot of each of the characters is intertwined with every single other
character. The Spanish Pirate is trying to kill the dukes son of Portugal - whose
father was in the game before this one. There are about 10 or 20 side plots
in the game.
Overall 9 out of 10
Can you say "Classic". "Uncharted Waters: New Horizens" shows up the first
game by about 10 to 1. There are too many things that I have not been able to
mention about this classic. You raise in fame and rank. As a character you have
skill ranks and can have a bundle of mates, who you have to pay every month.
You can get jobs at the Guild to raise you fame such as delivering a letter or
defeating Pirates. There is so much more. Try to get this game if you can.