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  • Summary: Raven's Cry thrusts you into the dark heart of the Caribbean with the story of Christopher Raven and his quest for revenge against the pirates who killed his family.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 16 out of 16
  1. We take the role of Christopher Raven, who became a pirate captain after his family... ah, screw it. The game is terrible. I say that as a guy who honestly tried to become enamored of it for a week straight. [April 2015, p.62]
  2. 40
    Raven's Cry has very few redeemable qualities. Despite having the potential to be the ultimate pirate adventure, and the inclusion of a ton of features, it's not very fun to play and has quite a few technical issues.
  3. Feb 10, 2015
    40
    Raven's Cry is an embodiment of the term "wasted opportunity". On the basis of a great atmosphere and some interesting ideas there grew a game making an awful first impression, a game full of bugs and a wobbly gameplay. Right now Raven's Cry isn't worth its price tag but don't forget about it - after some patches and a significant price drop it should be playable.
  4. Feb 3, 2015
    30
    I genuinely do think the potential for a good pirate game is in here, somewhere, but Raven’s Cry is a mess of bugs, hazards, hiccups, oversights, and progression-halting crashes.
  5. Feb 19, 2015
    30
    There's really not much to say about Raven's Cry. It's an utter disaster, plagued not just by bugs, but by a terrible storyline and a lame gameplay.
  6. Apr 1, 2015
    20
    I suspect that if I took the ridiculous money needed to buy Raven’s Cry and instead spent it on a crate of pins, chewed them all up, swallowed them, followed up with salt, washed everything down with lemon juice and then excreted, I would have as much fun as I had in the Caribbeans by Reality Pump. [04/2015, p.52]
  7. 0
    An interesting pirate adventure which very soon degrades into a journey of horror lined with dysfunctional mechanisms and game-killing bugs. [Issue#250]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 15 out of 23
  1. Mar 23, 2015
    10
    I'm giving 10. Because I can.
    And because I have found a goat in the brothel.
    And, just a bit, to counter all the hatred of the Almighty
    I'm giving 10. Because I can.
    And because I have found a goat in the brothel.
    And, just a bit, to counter all the hatred of the Almighty Internet Hive Mind.
    And because the game has been accused of racism and misogyny (come on, the year is 1710!)

    Seriously though, it deserves at least 6 or 7 (ver 1.2), and probably more after patches.
    It's a pity that the game has been rushed badly, but patches are coming.

    I really like the sea fights (no autoaiming, you can miss because of the waves etc.)
    Melee fights - not great, but not bad either, at least since I learned how to block.
    Trading - I like the economy simulation, local markets react to player's actions.
    Story - so-so, but I don't care much about it (if I would, I'd play Gone Home instead...).

    Regarding the most obvious problems:
    missing/bad voiceovers don't bother me much (I'm using subtitles anyway, my English is not good),
    and I had absolutely no crashes (I have heard that turning off the Steam overlay helps).
    Please mind this is my personal experience - as they say, your mileage may vary.

    Btw, I loved and still miss old Sea Dogs series - for sure this affects my judgement.
    If you would prefer a Black Flag clone instead, it's probably not for you.
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  2. Feb 1, 2015
    7
    Hmm i see all negative reviews, i dont think game i so bad, it have some bugs, but nice ship battles and trading. Ship looks good and i likeHmm i see all negative reviews, i dont think game i so bad, it have some bugs, but nice ship battles and trading. Ship looks good and i like fighting and upgrading ships. Fighting on land its nothing special, could be better. I hope developer update missing voices, its annoying. Graphic is no bad. Small amount side quest but quest are interresing and not like in mmorpg, there are interesting. Story too is nice for me.
    If you focusing on ship battles and trading you will like it:)
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  3. Feb 3, 2015
    7
    When people start hating some game they are like bees, total hive mind

    If you look on Assasin Creed pirate game, this is like 10x better
    When people start hating some game they are like bees, total hive mind

    If you look on Assasin Creed pirate game, this is like 10x better when it comes to game mechanics, no idiotic arcade gameplay, actual challenge, no jumping around like moron and you can die in battle, in AC you just press F in right moment and you block everything and are immortal (something appealing to children and console people without reflexes), not to mention nonexisting "stealth" mechanics in AC (which is stealth game)
    Yet that game gets 9-10 points because it is pretty and have studio with hundred employee and huge publisher backing them so they can spent budged of Reality Pump only on voice actors, not to mention huge marketing campaign

    Sure, game was released in poor technical state and they should be blamed for that, its something unacceptable if you want your game to be successful (cant say I had problems with it, it works well for me), but just give them some time to patch technical issues and bugs
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  4. Feb 2, 2015
    1
    Raven's cry feels like an early access game. It feels like a game in its alpha stage. The mechanics, ideas are there, but the way they didRaven's cry feels like an early access game. It feels like a game in its alpha stage. The mechanics, ideas are there, but the way they did everything is extremely bad.

    The game feels sluggish, movement is somewhat responsive, but it doesn't feel like you're moving a person, more like a box with a pair of legs. Combat is absolutely horrible, it's binary and is basically one button mashing until the red bar on the top of your screen disappears, no skill needed. Not to mention the forced stealth sections that were put in the game for absolutely no reason at all. Tutorials on anything are absolutely horrible, it's like they've been done for the sake of being done, not to teach the player how to play the game.
    There are quite a few cutscenes in the game and they all are awful. Voice actors don't even seem like they are trying, lip syncing is either very bad, non existent or the mouth literally does not move. Sometimes there is no voice at all only the mouth movement, or neither of the two. The characters barely move during cutscenes - the entire face is stone cold 90% of the time, no facial expressions regardless weather the character is shouting, scared, angry, etc.

    There is one good thing - the ship fighting, it's pretty interesting, has nice mechanics, is somewhat well made.

    There is no way this game is worth 49.49€, not until they finish it. At best it's a 10€ project in it's alpha state.
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  5. Feb 1, 2015
    1
    Oh dear God, this is a pre alpha sold as a full release. Before writing this, I thought I'd just be more efficient by listing the things thatOh dear God, this is a pre alpha sold as a full release. Before writing this, I thought I'd just be more efficient by listing the things that are NOT broken in it, but on second thought I can't really find much. From the very first moment you swing a weapon in this game, you'll know you've been had. The combat system and animations sent shockwaves of pure disgust down my bones. Ok, nevermind, I'll just go free sail like in Black Flag at least. NOPE. There is no free sailing. You go from predetermined point A to point B ONLY, and things might happen on the way. The facepalms almost went right through my skull. Is it worth it? Well, after 2+ years of patching and at a 90% sale, it might be. At least when nothing is moving it looks kinda nice. Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2015
    0
    The game is horrible. Looks ok but the bugs killed it. Couldn't even finish the tutorial because the guy I was supposed to meet at the docksThe game is horrible. Looks ok but the bugs killed it. Couldn't even finish the tutorial because the guy I was supposed to meet at the docks never shows up and for some reason my pistol has a tendency to disappear. Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2015
    0
    A severe step back from the already middling Two Worlds 2, Raven's Cry hammers the final nail into Reality Pump's coffin. A juvenile scriptA severe step back from the already middling Two Worlds 2, Raven's Cry hammers the final nail into Reality Pump's coffin. A juvenile script that constantly confuses swearing for "maturity" and "edginess," stock standard art design, heinous voice acting and arguably the worst combat animations I've seen in years. Throw in a huge mound of bugs and broken environments and you have one of the most disastrous so far this year.

    For the love of god people, do not support these developers. They need to disappear.
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