For me 2nd gameplay of SoT, I went solo to learn all the aspects of the game that help in teamwork when online and linked up with others. I had to learn the basics such as repairing the ship, emptying out the water in the hull during rainstorms (why don’t they offer ship covers?). AI mechanics, specials, and navigation perimeters including wind currents, sails, Captaining, and line of sight. Arrrrr.
I am in love with this game. Rareware found the X on a map that lead to treasure. The mechanics are great, underwater looks great, and the sea is astonishing. There are select areas of improvements such as mist and water spray and some other personal issues, but this title is worth the experience and visual enjoyment.