As an addendum to Spoon's point, I'd relate my experience with Naval Action.
I am a big fan of the Age of Sail, being an avid reader of Alexander Kent, Patrick O'Brien, etc. so the setting was perfect. The graphics were great bordering on beautiful and the ship models were well researched and detailed. The combat gameplay, in my opinion, was very solid. The need to manage position, wind and sail plan coupled with the a mangeably complex control scheme made for a lot of fun.
Now your ships had limited durability, based on quality, so a base ship only had a single "life" but a gold could suffer three or four losses before it was gone. In port the AI typically offered a few classes in base quality but if you were interested in a particular ship or a better quality one you had to build it yourself or buy one from another player. During the early grind this was not a problem since the basic schooner rigs were cheap and plentiful and you spent your time tooling around getting into scraps, but around the time you ground out to square rigged Sixth and Fifth rates you wanted to start sailing a better quality ship. Now you are stuck with the availability of what folks are selling and at what prices, so you look into building your own. Enter a new grind separate from your combat XP/Rank. Now you are building mines, shipyards and boats you don't need so you can unlock the ones you do want to build. But you need building materials that are strewn across the map on different islands. Okay so now I need to go take a merchant ship and sail up and down the Caribbean to buy and sell resources (Let me regularly check the supply and demand at each port so I get the best market prices) so I can build the warships I want to play. But wait, there is no fast travel or navigational aids and age of sail means tacking up wind takes forever because REALISM. But you know, I love the setting, the combat gameplay is good and I really want to sail a Constitution so I will bear with it, night after night. However, even when you actually get the ship you wanted, you just spent so much time getting a ship that might be lost completely in three battles?.
Wait a minute... I picked this up so I could skipper a Fifth Rate like I was Jack Aubrey or Richard Bolitho. Why the **** am I spending most of my nights being a One Man British East India Company? Why am I even playing this?
I stuck it out for a few months because of the setting and the core combat mechanics but eventually succumbed to the need to have fun, not a second job.
Now I'm even more confused.
So, with Squadron 42 they've been reworking the cutscenes.Compared to spaghetti, or bihun.
I always think of that "I met Ellen Page" joke in that Jimquisition about David Cage when I see those.
>What do you want in your pasta sauce?
("Authentic" Italian-style pasta sauce is runny and thin, and tends to sell poorly, regardless of what consumers say)
Thin as compared to what?
Being Italian I have a sort of morbid fascination with the ways foreigners butcher our food.
Chances are he is as well. Best you just disregard his comment.