Sail Forth Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our Sail Forth Review, we Sail a fleet of customizable ships across an ocean whose ancient depths have swallowed the key to the mysterious past. Befriend fish folk to expand your boat crews, take up arms against petulant pirates, and chart a course across an expansive watery world.

Sail Forth Review Pros:

  • Decent cartoon-like graphics.
  • 590MB download size.
  • Camera settings – Auto Centre camera, a field of view slider, Invert axis, and sensitivity sliders.
  • Gyro steering controls option.
  • Tutorials enabled – on/off.
  • Game settings – Fleet-friendly fire, HUD speed meter, HUD sail trim, and compass support.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Accessibility settings – Auto sail, Colourblind support, toggle to aim and toggle to reverse.
  • Free sail game mode.
  • Three save slots.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Open-world adventure gameplay.
  • Craft, equip and buy new parts of your ship, upgrade the size and recruit new shipmates.
  • Map uncovers as you explore.
  • Full 3D camera control.
  • The sail trim is used to fine-tune how the wind hits the sails, and a handy colored bar helps line up the trim.
  • Saves when you quit.
  • Play how you want.
  • Memorable unique characters.
  • Cannons to fight off pirates and blow up crates etc on islands.
  • Craft new parts of your ship.
  • Optional side quests.
  • Feels like a massive open world.

Sail Forth Review Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Small text.
  • Takes a lot of getting used to the sailing.
  • Has a long onboard ramp.
  • The gameplay feels a bit patchy in places.
  • No settings for text.

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Sail Forth:

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Developer: David Evans

Publisher: Quantum Astrophysics Guild

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!