There’s something to be said for truth in advertising and if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to control large commercial shipping vessels this may be the simulator for you. Simulations are always a slow burn experience and have a tendency to favor mundane reality over excitement but in the case of Ships right out of the gate it almost actively seems to be making you wonder if you’re going to stick with it. Loading multiple cargo containers onto a ship may have a certain claw game element of fun to it for a moment but the fact that you can’t settle for stopping with 1 bodes poorly for the pacing of the experience. If you’re willing to give the game time and have an honest interest in the sea and different challenges you may face there from construction to rescue to even dealing with pirates you may be in luck, but overall unfortunately for almost all scenarios it plays out like the most dull version of those events mechanically, making it hard to show any enthusiasm over.
Justin Nation, Score: