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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: 76 out of 300
  1. Oct 14, 2021
    10
    Awesome game so far. I hope they will bring us a lot more to explore with new content.
  2. Oct 4, 2021
    10
    I simply can’t fathom why this game is getting so many bad reviews this game has been the most fun out of all the mmos I’ve played so far (esoI simply can’t fathom why this game is getting so many bad reviews this game has been the most fun out of all the mmos I’ve played so far (eso ff wow) combat is fun and engaging your playstyle and skill play a huge roll I’m currently level 40 and I’ve stomped players up to ten levels above and I’ve been stomped myself by players 10 levels lower then me. The quest do need work they are boring and repetitive . This games strong point is definitely pvp so far I’m
    Loving it idk what the end game looks like but wars have been a blast and the elaborate crafting system is amazing.
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  3. Nov 23, 2021
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Es ist unfassbar schwer für dieses Game eine Review zu schreiben und es ordentlich zu bewerten. Eine ausführliche Bewertung habe ich bereits auf Steam geschrieben.

    Hier allerdings fix pro/contras

    Pro:
    - Grafik
    - Ambiente
    - Ton
    - Leveling-Progress
    - Einbindung des Handwerks
    - PVP
    - Konzept

    Negativ:
    - Wiederholende Gegner
    - Wiederholende Gebiete/Orte/Höhlen
    - BUGS/EXPLOITS
    - Fehlende Roadmap
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  4. Nov 10, 2021
    2
    In this PvP game, you will find that you have to sink about 100 hours in to try their unbalanced PvP. You can't really play it in anyIn this PvP game, you will find that you have to sink about 100 hours in to try their unbalanced PvP. You can't really play it in any meaningful way until level 60 (the max level) and even then unless you want to sign up with a company plan on only doing half of it as the wars are only for them. Enjoy a game that they say is not client side but up until recently allowed duping and invulnerability by putting the game into windowed mode and just slightly moving the screen. Have fun cutting down literally tens of thousands of trees to level your lumber jacking skill to have a crafting system that is only important end game. There is no reasonable way to make any gear as you level up as the materials are so rare the the skills level so slowly in comparison to your rate of growth that you will just buy gear or find it off mobs. Take a look through all the different armors and builds you can choose from and then only use heavy armor because the damage buff you get from light armor doesn't scale faster then the armor growth. The healing buff from light armor actually just doesn't work either. Play through the story with any character you want but know if you choose anything but the high DPS weapons you will do it way slower. Still not a problem till you get to a story mission that is a boss locked behind a wall that no one but people with the quest can pass. Once again not a problem except that he constantly heals. I hope you are not playing solo healer as you physically can't deal enough damage to kill him.

    TLDR: So if a game where you can't play the unbalanced PvP until you get to max level, there is no armors viable except heavy, and you want to spend literally hundreds of hours doing menial gathering to get to the point it is usable, then this is the game for you.
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  5. Oct 6, 2021
    1
    Servers are not properly loading and many are unable to play with friends. Issues with game functionality such as Iron Veins not disappearingServers are not properly loading and many are unable to play with friends. Issues with game functionality such as Iron Veins not disappearing after being mined. The server issue alone defeats the purpose of owning this game. 1/10 Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2022
    0
    The game was fun at the beginning but then as soon as I've seen the crafting system of this game and the inventory issue, I started to seeThe game was fun at the beginning but then as soon as I've seen the crafting system of this game and the inventory issue, I started to see it's issues. About crafting, it is the most idiotic mechanic I've seen in years. You need lvl 1 and lvl 2 materials to make lvl 2 stuff. How dumb is that? That dumb mechanic is almost on every crafting in the game. To make lvl 5 items, you need thousands lvl 1 items to be able make it.

    About the inventory. The Inventory system in this game is based on weight which is just bad. Everything I start the game and try to loot or store my loot, I just can't because all my storage has reached the weight limit. I immediatly get frustrated and disconnect from the game. Amazon also gives random bans for no reason at all. You wrote a word someone didn't like it? he reports you and you get the ban. You are standing in the city and someone just is bored and reports people for fun ? Yes you get banned. I am not sure if this is still a thing but it WAS a thing as I Played this trash of a game.

    Bugs are not getting fixed. Bugs day one are still in the game. You have only 2 Character slots. Inflation in the game is just unreal. Why MMOs suffer from the same illness. Why devs never set a cap to prices of items. Like Long Sword min. price 10 gold and max price a player can set 50. This way you can not grow inflation in the game but not even 1 game has that mechanic.

    Ballancing is just a joke, there are Light, Medium and Heavy armor. If you don't play Heavy, you won't survive for long. Even as a tank I received damage that I felt wearing Light armor. Also an illness in all MMOs, the Tank class. It's just another joke. I don't know why they keep calling it a tank class when it just can survive 1-2 more hits.

    Dungeons are a joke. I don't understand why dungeons have to be trash in EVERY MMO. The lvl 24 Dungeon is fine but after that one, any other dungeon is trash. You are even forced to do them since there are main quests with dungeons. You even need keys to be able to make a dungeon. People with ideas like that should not be allowed to make games.

    Walking Simulator, this game does not have mounts. You are forced to walk all over the map. There are teleports but they are crazy overpriced. You can get 1000 Azoth but 1 teleport with full inventory can kost around 500+ What kind of idio.... made this system. I've tried almost 300 hours to play the game and lvld as slow as possible because the repair cost of items is also totally overpriced which is another an illness of MMOs. My repair cost was higher than I got gold back from quests. 1 Quest gave around 30-110 gold and repairing my whole gear which is 10-30% damage, repair cost 180 gold. This game could be the best MMO but all these negative things, just made me uninstall the game. It's just to frustrating and stressfull. Also this game is focused on PvP like all MMO games are. There are no PvE MMOs out there which is sad.
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  7. Oct 4, 2021
    0
    Mediocre MMo, don't buy it, don't play it, get refund :

    Worst MMo purchase of my entire life. Can't play the game on day one, can't play
    Mediocre MMo, don't buy it, don't play it, get refund :

    Worst MMo purchase of my entire life.
    Can't play the game on day one, can't play on day two, long queue, disconnects, ...
    When i finally got in, my character moves and combats are clunky, ESO style but even worst.
    No mount in the game, fetch quests where you have to run from one side of the map to the other one for stupide fedex delivery or mobs to kill.
    i've spent 99% of this game running, i didn't buy an mmo to play a running simulator.
    the story is nowhere to be found, i really don't think there is a story to this mediocre mmo.
    End game is laughable, pvp is broken and turn in a mess really quick.
    Don't waste your time on this
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