This game really is a simulation, in all senses of the word, and therefore will not be for everyone. It is very slow paced and strategic, there are no guns or even boat damage. If you prefer a more refined and passive gaming experience this could be for you. There were times where I just left the boat on a course for the marker and could make a cup of tea before needing to return (I am joking, of course). It is also a must for any sea-faring enthusiast, considering the competition (i.e. none). All things considered, including the fact I am or used to be a keen sailor, I think this game wins on the simulation sailing game side but its mainstream appeal is pretty much limited.