Since its release in 2018, Sea of Thieves has become a cult hit. More than that though, it's probably the best adventure game out there.
Its janky release may have been a slip up on the part of its developer Rare, but since then they've poured near constant content, tweaks and quality of life updates out to push it far beyond what was promised.
As a former alpha build player, I can say with some confidence that Sea of Thieves has outdone its initial promises. It's a game that's so easy to pick up and enjoy (especially with friends) that you won't be even remotely bothered about being robbed blind by pirates in it.
It's simply a one of a kind game that produces unscripted, unique stories almost every time you play it. There's a blend of constantly free flowing gameplay and near perfect immersion, veering from the developers' simple commitment to creating a fun game, that's rarely seen in the competitive market nowadays.
After a shaky start, thanks to a vocal community and committed developers, it's become a flagship achievement for post release development and has set the bar insanely high for any future adventure games.