More awesome combat on the seas, but there’s not a lot new here.
Ubisoft’s E3 presentation didn’t detail much we didn’t already know about its new IP, Skull & Bones. We saw more pirates and some fun catchphrases, but nothing to suggest the game was more than pirates on ships fighting one another. And even after playing the game myself for half an hour, I’m convinced that’s the case.
The jokes up until now have been that Skull & Bones is basically just the ship combat portions of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. I had hoped, from my hands-on impressions at E3 2018, to be able to refute that. But I can’t. If you’ve played Black Flag, World of Warships, or just about any other game with boats that fight each other, you’ve played Skull & Bones and then some.