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Merchant of the Skies Review

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Merchant of the Skies

A very lovely economic game without fighting. Most of the achievements you’ll unlock during the campaign, so don’t worry about those. Completion takes about 8-10h.


Approximate amount of time to 100%: 8-10h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1, most of the achievements will unlock while playing the campaign
Is there a good guide available: No
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
RNG-achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

This is a very fun and addictive economy/trading game. There are no battles, the challenge is to always have enough money and resources to complete your next goal. This game is very relaxing, but also addictive. You always want to just finish this task or that one before you go do something else and before you know it another hour has passed by. I really enjoyed the graphics as well and the joke the fish will tell you about getting feed apples before in the Early Access… so true 😛

You own a small ship at the beginning of the game and will sail to other islands to find tourists in cities, guilds who wants you to deliver something and you’ll find loads and loads of islands that will give you resources. The first time you visit an island with resources, you can harvest them without equipment, but after that your boat needs equipment to farm from the same island. The better way to get resources is buying the island and put some workers on it who will farm the resources for you and maybe turn them into other resources.

If you play the campaign, you’ll already unlock almost all, if not all, achievements. If you have any achievements left, it shouldn’t take long to get those in a new playthrough or sandbox mode. So don’t worry about the achievements and just enjoy this wonderful game!



This review is written on 29 May 2020 based on the Steam version which has 12 achievement when I write this review. The information can be outdated when developers add or remove achievements.