Naval Action has been created by Ultimate General: Gettysburg developer Game-Labs. It is a nautical sandbox where everyone sails through the oceans on beautiful ships, getting around the world by trading; fighting other ships and, as pirates often do, undertaking random acts of piracy. But this is a serious game, so there are not any caricatures of pirates. Or their parrots! This game plays into a time when sailing ships rule oceans and seas. Not only is the game exquisitely detailed, but it is also realistic and very exciting. Let’s take a look at the features Naval Action offers its players.
Open world – the world in Naval Action is based off 18th-century maps, and historical town and harbors. The game itself is to be played using tricks tips that sailors in those times had to use. What we mean by this is that player position is not shown on the map in the game. It is something that players have to find on their own with the help of the sun, landmarks or compass! This maintains the authenticity of the era that the game has tried to capture.
The ships range from small ones to large one with 100+ guns. You can pick the ship of your choice and enjoy the most realistic sailing experience with sail plans, on point hull models and historical speed. The ships also have hidden features that are revealed as the game progresses and each ship in the game is different from the other.
This game has been carefully designed to give the players the closest possible experience to actual sailing. This is why players have to keep into account everything that can affect the ship’s portrayal such as ship angle to the wind, yard angles, ship condition. The inclusion of these factors allows the players to sail their ships as sailors used to in the actual world.
Arms are also from the earlier times. There are carronades, mortars, and long guns. The weapons on each will be different depending on the type of ship it is. There are also fire ships and branders in the game.
Since the developers wanted to recreate as much of the real world as possible, trading was also included as that is something ships needed to get by. There are ports, each with its own supply and demand patterns. To build the ship you need resources that you can get by trading and by capturing from the enemy.
You will need Windows 7 and above with a 64-bit operating system. A memory of 4GB at least is required but 8GB memory is recommended, and your system must be able to support the shader 5 model of AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB. You will also need a broadband internet connect and a 2GB available space for storage. The system requirements were found here.