I agree. Got some time with Maxx on it today, and it was a good laugh.
We worked out a decent system with Maxx steering and me navigating. We tried and failed to kill some pigs and got blown up a few times by bloody skeletons with gunpowder barrels. We also found 3 or maybe 4 different chests including one that made me incredibly drunk when I was carrying it. Maxx ate some bad food and puked over one of the chests. We picked up some messages in bottles and figured out how to find the places on the map, so we went to some island that had 3 skeleton pirate miniboss things on it. Took us a lot of respawns but we finally managed to kill them, and stowed their skulls on board.
And then some dickhead attacked our ship, killed us as we ran about trying to plug holes in the hull, and stole. All. Our. Shit.
We also had a close run in with a megalodon that I annoyed by hitting it with a cannonball before it took a bite out of Maxx.
I can see how it could be a right good fun game but you really need to have some friends along with you. Ellis is going to be our third, someone complete our crew and we can fuck around for a while.