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  • Summary: Hey Captain - Now that you’ve got the Jolly Roger fluttering in the wind over your ship, you’re ready to rove the seas, take on merchant ships loaded with booty and storm formidable fortresses. Set sail and get your hands on all those legendary treasures that are just waiting for the picking.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Sep 20, 2016
    77
    One of the best pirate experiences ever created, but not the best adventure game out there. It's an interesting proposal that fails on offering an deeper story.
  2. Sep 6, 2016
    75
    My relationship with the faction was positive, I had visited their cities and towns, but - for some reason - this one port just smashed my ship into smithereens before I could do anything and I respawned at my previous stop sans some of my cargo and money (the punishment for dying), cursing the fact that there’s no way to save your game.
  3. Sep 5, 2016
    70
    Tempest is an amazing pirate simulator that can count on a very specific ship managing system and a pretty good action combat system for the naval fight. On the other side of the coin there are cyclic missions that offer to the player always the same repetitive mechanics. If you love pirates and always wished to be a sea wolf, this game could be made for you.
  4. Sep 26, 2016
    65
    Tempest is available for just $15 and it scratches an itch few other games do. It’s a capable, if somewhat buggy, pirate adventure that offers up challenging combat and an open world to explore. Customization and late-game challenges courtesy of legendary ships and mythical monsters help round out the title, making it worthwhile if a little frayed around the edges.
  5. Sep 13, 2016
    63
    While most of the game was rather bland, Tempest’s potential showed in some of the stranger quests that popped up (ghosts!), the large scale naval battles, and surprise sea monster attacks. Unfortunately, these events are short distractions from the lackluster nature of the rest of the game.
  6. Jan 20, 2017
    50
    An extremely unengaging gameplay and bad graphics mine what could be an interesting addition to the pirate genre.
  7. Oct 14, 2016
    40
    Even the cooperative mode can't smooth out the many bumps of Tempest.

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  1. Sep 6, 2016
    0
    This is an absolute joke of a game, its interface is ios all the way, pictures without descriptions, no tool tips, bad menu design, bad townThis is an absolute joke of a game, its interface is ios all the way, pictures without descriptions, no tool tips, bad menu design, bad town interface, terrible character progression design.

    Attacking ships is laughable as they seem to get a wider firing range as opposed to your narrow bowling alley strip, your shots may never fire due to the unresponsiveness, when you do win, you get a paltry sum of floatsam, you do not get to take the ship to grab the full cargo or take it to port to sell, this is a shallow attempt when a major aspect as battle and piracy.

    I won't go into other aspects, if you need a game that piques your nautical trading and pirate interests, this one is just a chameleon at best. Try uncharted waters new Horizons for the snes, I rate that better.
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