At its core, King of Seas is a story driven pirate RPG and a great little indie title. Set in a fantasy pirate world and whilst at first glance the art-style and cover art may make it look like Sea of Thieves clone, it’s definitely not. King of Seas stands out with its brilliant ship-to-ship combat. Defeating enemies by dodging and trying to aim your own shots with the cannons is brilliant.
It’s a single-player navel combat RPG with a strong main story, side quests, a talent tree, special abilities, and more. The skills are extremely fun to use and play around with, including explosives barrels, fireworks that explode and damage anything in their vicinity, and even trained sharks you can fire to attack your enemies. The open world of King of Seas is procedural, allowing you to keep guessing what’s round the corner.
Although the game was first released on PC, in my opinion it really shines on the Nintendo Switch as a couch passive game. It has beautiful familiar Sea of Thieves graphics and isn’t as grindy as you’d expect. The game really picks up once you start levelling up and taking over ports.