We all once dreamed of moving back several centuries, to the times when brave captains and pirates ruled the sea. Then people were ruled by the spirit of exploration and the thirst for profit. For some, the goal was to discover a new continent and establish trade routes, while someone chose a ship more expensive to rob it. The spirit of the time perfectly conveys the new mobile game “Captains: Legends of the Oceans”.
Captains: Legends of the Oceans is a mobile strategy where a player can build his own fleet and a thriving seaport. The formula is simple and recognizable by many mobile hits: you create a character and pump it along with your possessions as you complete tasks. Leveling is to complete story missions in various campaigns around the world. You can also upset your port, upgrade buildings and hire a fleet.
The main component of the “Captains” is naval battles with pirates and other factions in the story, while protecting your port or attacking someone else’s possessions. All ships can be put only in 6 slots + seventh captain. In each slot there can be only one type of ships - the more of them, the higher the combat power. The system resembles the good old “Heroes”, where each unit was in a certain amount. Of course, at the end of the battle you will lose a certain part of the ships, several can be repaired for gold or diamonds.
Turn-based battles - each type of ship has a unique attack. For a corvette it’s a ram, for a dreadnought it’s volleys from a gun, and for a cruiser it’s launching harpoons. Each ship hits in turn. Visually, battles are made in 3D. Pretty nice, but to level 20 leveling you will most likely just skip visualization (since there is such a button).
A major role in the outcome of the battle is played by the construction of ships. Each type of attack has its own nuances that need to be considered in building ships. For example, it is better to put corvettes in the middle, and cruisers in the back row. It is necessary to achieve such a construction so that all attacks reach the goal. Otherwise, it will turn out that only one ship remains in the enemy unit, but only 50% of the shells reach it.
Leveling your character in the "Captains" greatly affects the game. The hero can pump different skills - from maneuvering to authority. All this affects practically only battles, but also has weight in trade and other activities. To pump faster, activate the bonus on the developers website
The first 20-30 levels can be pumped in story campaigns. These are tasks where you need to destroy opponents in different parts of the world. For each episode passed, a new campaign opens, more difficult. In the end, opponents even give a light - the losses after the battles will be large. Also, pirates will fly into your port every now and then. Fortunately, the conversation with them is short (in every sense).
A few words about the development of the port. Nothing new here - the usual mechanics of online strategy for mobile platforms. Fortunately, the local "Secretary" helps to figure out a huge number of tasks. She will always throw a building that needs to be built or improved to a certain level. You can even talk to this charming girl and get bonuses for it. The developers have definitely not missed this decision.
When tired of going through campaigns, you can plunge into multiplayer. The most important thing in this regard is the raids on the islands of other players. If you go to the shared server map, you can see the user bases located nearby. Each island has a player level. If it is less than or approximately equal to yours, then you can safely attack. Otherwise, the fleet will suffer serious losses. After about level 30, the player gets complete freedom of action - his fleet and knowledge of the game are already at a sufficient level. You can rob any islands. The main thing is not to overdo it. Otherwise, you can lose up to 30% of your ships.
A couple of tips for collecting resources on the islands:
- Choose islands away from your city - there is the least chance that they will find your fleet.
- It’s better not to go to the edge of the map - this place attracts attention.
- In disadvantageous defenses or raids it is better to retreat so as not to lose too much.
- Do not neglect reconnaissance.
Another way to interact with other people is guilds. You can join someone's community of sea wolves, or create your own guild. The main function of these associations is to help each other. At an important moment, the ally will ask you for resources, and you can count on his support by the fleet.
Joining a guild or gaining allies in its own, the game opens in a new light. Now you can raid people’s islands and open resource colonies. To do all this with the support of comrades is much easier.
Do not forget that the developers of "Captains" are now holding a large-scale competition
, where everyone has a chance to win gaming accessories from Razer. You can download the game Captains: Ocean Legends for free on Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS.