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  • Summary: Chase after Moby Dick, and live through the Golden Age of American whaling in this seafaring strategy game. Set sail around the world, manage your ship and crew, and live Ishmael's story, the sole survivor of the Pequod, a few years after the events narrated by Herman Melville in his masterpiece.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 30, 2018
    85
    ​Nantucket is the biggest surprise of 2018 so far.​
  2. Jan 31, 2018
    80
    Nantucket brings to life the golden age of whaling and the story of Moby Dick in a tight package that’s perfect for anyone who is a fan of history, a good management sim or the story of Moby Dick. Unlike other management sims, Nantucket is intuitively easy to understand, helping the player along as much as possible without holding their hand completely. It can be unforgiving, but only if the player wants it to be, as with the use of quick save/load, Nantucket shows that it can be both enjoyed for casual and more serious play. Losing time sailing the seas of the 19th century feels fantastic in this classic epic and the hunt for Moby Dick proves to be as rewarding as it sounds.
  3. Apr 7, 2018
    80
    This charming, clever and addictive historical sailing sim is marred only by some rather Dull combat mechanics.
  4. Jan 30, 2018
    76
    Nantucket tries to develop a sequel for Moby Dick by Melvill, but the ambition of Picaresque Studio clashes against a weird and not-so-fitting game formula. A little bit too repetitive, with an unbalanced difficulty curve, Nantucket is still a decent game, with some gameplay elements borrowed from board games and RPGs.
  5. Mar 7, 2018
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Jan 29, 2018
    70
    I found Nantucket to be high on style but thin on substance, but its modest price point saves it from my more barbed harpoons. It has some pleasantly nostalgic reminiscences of Sid Meier's Pirates and a management system that borrows some of the more surface-level mechanics of Paradox games - both of which are good things. Plus, it really is the only thing that does exactly what it does. The originality of the concept is worth something even when it's not necessarily backed up with mechanical innovation.
  7. Jan 18, 2018
    60
    An interesting story based on the aftermath of the Moby Dick novel hampered by monotonous mechanics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Feb 16, 2018
    10
    I'm a lover of Moby Dick's story and RPG games and This game is the perfect combination. The art style is also awesome.

    I think the price
    I'm a lover of Moby Dick's story and RPG games and This game is the perfect combination. The art style is also awesome.

    I think the price is perfect for the hours of gameplay. It worths, no doubt.
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  2. Jan 23, 2018
    10
    A nice game with a nice story. I played it about 20h and is still entertaining. I like the atmosphere and the graphics which is ok for thisA nice game with a nice story. I played it about 20h and is still entertaining. I like the atmosphere and the graphics which is ok for this kind of games. Expand
  3. May 1, 2018
    8
    Overall the biggest question you need to ask of yourself is whether or not the interface and low-fi mechanics out you off. If they do thenOverall the biggest question you need to ask of yourself is whether or not the interface and low-fi mechanics out you off. If they do then playing the game is unlikely to change your mind but if Nantucket’s artful depiction of the golden age of whaling even slightly interests you then you should give this a go. A well built, world of whaling, trading and a deadly hunt for the most fearsome monster of the seven seas. Well worth a go and, if it ever comes to mobile devices, is sure to be a smash hit. Expand