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  • Summary: Fate has summoned you to the shores of Aeternum, the Eternal Isle. Overcome the brutal legions of The Corrupted and draw battle lines with competing players in this land of danger and opportunity. In a land hell-bent on your destruction, what will you do to survive? Strike out alone to forgeFate has summoned you to the shores of Aeternum, the Eternal Isle. Overcome the brutal legions of The Corrupted and draw battle lines with competing players in this land of danger and opportunity. In a land hell-bent on your destruction, what will you do to survive? Strike out alone to forge your own heroic path, or band together, fortify, and fight. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Oct 7, 2021
    85
    New World is a pretty damn good MMORPG. It's fun and accessible, and though it doesn't do anything truly new, it has enough little twists on existing ideas to keep me invested.
  2. Oct 5, 2021
    80
    In New World, Amazon finally has the hit it has been chasing. However, as an MMO – with a one-time entry fee – the key part is going to be if they stick around and treat the community well with thoughtful additions, instead of asking people to shell out on pages upon pages of cosmetics. The foundation is strong, and if nothing else, it feels good to batter things with a spear.
  3. Oct 25, 2021
    80
    While young and not perfected, New World is Amazon's first hit, a MMORPG with some classic aspects to it while others are refreshing. Its action gameplay, craft and endearing world building make for a pleasant journey, especially with no subscription. The rest will depend on Amazon capacity to entertain its community in the month to come.
  4. Oct 16, 2021
    70
    I was admittedly surprised with how thoroughly I enjoyed my time with New World. From the freeform character and weapon progression to the resource gathering and faction dynamics, there’s a lot to explore and experience. That said, New World very much feels like an MMO in a very early state. There’s not a ton of Expeditions, there’s no mounts, and there’s an obvious need for balancing with features like Siege. Luckily, MMOs often get better as they age, and if Amazon Games can build upon this great foundation, they’ll have a surefire hit on their hands.
  5. Oct 25, 2021
    70
    I can’t recommend New World to anyone who isn’t already 100% invested in the idea of faction politics and PvP, but there’s a solid foundation here. Give it an expansion or two, and this could turn into something truly special.
  6. Nov 22, 2021
    65
    New World is an mmo that could be straight out of 2010. It hardly adds any new ideas to the genre and therefore feels dated in content. The faction system offers interesting possibilities for wars between players, but is not yet balanced. New World demands a lot of time from its players, but does not actually give anything in return that we have not seen before. Graphically, everything is fine, and although the game has microtransactions, they are only of a cosmetic nature. There is no subscription: for the entrance fee, the entire base game is open to you.
  7. Oct 8, 2021
    60
    A stellar crafting experience and surprisingly slick combat aren’t enough to compensate for the flaws in New World’s humdrum and frustrating quest design.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 314
  1. Oct 14, 2021
    10
    Awesome game so far. I hope they will bring us a lot more to explore with new content.
  2. Jan 10, 2022
    10
    Absolutely love the game, cant wait to see what the future brings. At 600 hours and I still never run out of things I want to do
  3. Oct 9, 2021
    7
    I like it. You have to allow for the fact that this is a game in its infancy, with plenty of scope for improvement.
    On the flip side of that,
    I like it. You have to allow for the fact that this is a game in its infancy, with plenty of scope for improvement.
    On the flip side of that, I wonder whether this was designed as a poster child for lumberyard. With the engine now being defunct, no one really knows how good it is where it counts. Graphically, it’s superb but the underbelly feels exposed, nothing else of worth has been developed on Lumberyard, so I guess we’ll find out.
    The crafting is cool and I suspect it feels extra grindy because you can basically level all your professions to max in the starting area. I have no idea why they didn’t area gait this.
    The combat is ok, there aren’t many weapons with most people not using dex (ranged) builds because of manual aiming.
    I used sword/board•life staff and found that when I came to the first dungeon, I could go tank/healer/dps. I had to craft separate armours but it was still a good decision.
    Haven’t touched pvp yet so can’t comment first hand.
    Pve questing is what you’d expect, nothing original there.
    Gold is scarce and there’s loads plenty of flipping going on via the trading post, which is a shame.
    It’s worth a buy. It’s pretty simple and will be lacking the qol stuff you might find in other mmo’s
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  4. Oct 12, 2021
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Good day. I was playing everything was fine, there was a queue, I was happy. But suddenly the game stopped working "refreshed credentials already expired". I contacted the support service, where you need to wait 90 minutes to get help. After the recommendations of the "helper", I had to reboot. After that, wait again for up to 90 minutes to say what did not work and explain the problem again. This has been going on for a week now. The second time my problem is passed on to the developers. Nothing changes. Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2021
    1
    I just played one hour, and asked for a refund. I didn't have a queue issue, but I just found the game bland and not really fun.
  6. May 10, 2022
    0
    They sell the game and ban it on a national basis without any explanation or refund.Money from Russia suits them, but the people themselves doThey sell the game and ban it on a national basis without any explanation or refund.Money from Russia suits them, but the people themselves do not. A company of thieves and Nazis. Expand
  7. Oct 29, 2021
    0
    Broken mmo with cheatable client mechanics (invulnerability cheat im looking to you), almost zero working end game content and horrendousBroken mmo with cheatable client mechanics (invulnerability cheat im looking to you), almost zero working end game content and horrendous development team that broke 5x more things on path that they solve. Expand

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