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Nunyobidness
1 month ago#61
You do need the ship for some things but it's not something you need to do all the time.

Also you do not need to grind. I just reached 52, still have plenty of story left and did not find myself grinding out quests to get leveled up. Just running and sailing around I found plenty to do.

There's so much different stuff you can find something else to do in game to keep it fresh. Main story, bandit camps, legendary beasts, naval stuff. You'll always find something to do.

My recommendation when you do play is to explore the other islands as soon as you can. Stray from the story a bit and when you come back you will not find yourself running into a situation where you have to level up to continue.

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nems1015
1 month ago#62
Nunyobidness posted...
You do need the ship for some things but it's not something you need to do all the time.

Also you do not need to grind. I just reached 52, still have plenty of story left and did not find myself grinding out quests to get leveled up. Just running and sailing around I found plenty to do.

There's so much different stuff you can find something else to do in game to keep it fresh. Main story, bandit camps, legendary beasts, naval stuff. You'll always find something to do.

My recommendation when you do play is to explore the other islands as soon as you can. Stray from the story a bit and when you come back you will not find yourself running into a situation where you have to level up to continue.


All sound advice.

For my personal playthrough, after I left the first "tutorial" island and I was let loose to do as I please, I basically spent days and days just doing little side missions, clearing out camps/forts, exploring and trying to find as many sync points (to easily fast travel back and forth) as much as I could.

So when I went to do a story mission, I was never underleveled.

If you just try to play only the story missions you will have to grind the side stuff to level up enough to complete those segments.

I know every gamer is different but even though I'd deliver ANOTHER letter to a soldier a couple hundred yards away, it never grew old for me.

It never grew old for me because as I went to deliver whatever it was, or to kill these bandits, more markers would appear on my map giving more things to do.

The game is beautiful and tons to do. Take your time and get your money's worth out of it.
Currently playing : DOOM (1X), Assasins Creed Origins/Odessey (1X), NBA2K19 (1X), Diablo 3 (1X), KH3 (1X)

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brubie
1 month ago#63
Nunyobidness posted...
You do need the ship for some things but it's not something you need to do all the time.

Also you do not need to grind. I just reached 52, still have plenty of story left and did not find myself grinding out quests to get leveled up. Just running and sailing around I found plenty to do.

There's so much different stuff you can find something else to do in game to keep it fresh. Main story, bandit camps, legendary beasts, naval stuff. You'll always find something to do.

My recommendation when you do play is to explore the other islands as soon as you can. Stray from the story a bit and when you come back you will not find yourself running into a situation where you have to level up to continue.


what do you mean need it, just for transport or does it force you into naval battles?
the sailing or going to islands are ok I guess. I just don't really like the naval combat gameplay and was pleasantly surprised there was only one small bit of it in Origins

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Nunyobidness
1 month ago#64
Firstly you will need it to travel from island to island at first. Once you've visited one and synched a viewpoint you can fast travel to that island. So you will need the boat to travel to each island at least once.

Also there are a few naval missions as part of the story and for something I don't want to spoil. Though I think the later are optional to get a certain ending. Not sure on that haven't got there. Basically there are a few targets you will only find on ships, and a few sunken treasures that are needing a boat to get to.

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Nunyobidness
1 month ago#65
The naval part is not overbearing though, it's not like Black Flag where a huge part is on the water fight ship to ship.

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nems1015
1 month ago#66
Nunyobidness posted...
Firstly you will need it to travel from island to island at first. Once you've visited one and synched a viewpoint you can fast travel to that island. So you will need the boat to travel to each island at least once.

Also there are a few naval missions as part of the story and for something I don't want to spoil. Though I think the later are optional to get a certain ending. Not sure on that haven't got there. Basically there are a few targets you will only find on ships, and a few sunken treasures that are needing a boat to get to.


Actually to be fair, I swam to a number of the water markers and a few islands that weren't TOO far away.

My only issue with doing it though is when (it will happen) a shark attacks you, you can't use your sword.

I only remember ONE mission towards the end that required you to use your boat to travel to a specific island.

But you just had to get to the island with the person you were escorting. You didn't have to fight any of the ships you may have encountered on the way.
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ClassicMan
1 month ago#67
nems1015 posted...
Nunyobidness posted...
You do need the ship for some things but it's not something you need to do all the time.

Also you do not need to grind. I just reached 52, still have plenty of story left and did not find myself grinding out quests to get leveled up. Just running and sailing around I found plenty to do.

There's so much different stuff you can find something else to do in game to keep it fresh. Main story, bandit camps, legendary beasts, naval stuff. You'll always find something to do.

My recommendation when you do play is to explore the other islands as soon as you can. Stray from the story a bit and when you come back you will not find yourself running into a situation where you have to level up to continue.


All sound advice.

For my personal playthrough, after I left the first "tutorial" island and I was let loose to do as I please, I basically spent days and days just doing little side missions, clearing out camps/forts, exploring and trying to find as many sync points (to easily fast travel back and forth) as much as I could.

So when I went to do a story mission, I was never underleveled.

If you just try to play only the story missions you will have to grind the side stuff to level up enough to complete those segments.

I know every gamer is different but even though I'd deliver ANOTHER letter to a soldier a couple hundred yards away, it never grew old for me.

It never grew old for me because as I went to deliver whatever it was, or to kill these bandits, more markers would appear on my map giving more things to do.

The game is beautiful and tons to do. Take your time and get your money's worth out of it.
PSN: ClassicMan1982
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