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Jul 8, 2019If the success of Catan as a board game is more to prove, concerning this adaptation in video games, an absence is an aberration: the lack of a local multiplayer game mode. If, perhaps, the big fans of the board game will find their account between two parties in real life, it seems nevertheless that the designers of this version Switch has missed the main interest of the game.
Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 2 out of 12
Mixed: 0 out of 12
Negative: 10 out of 12
Jul 28, 2019I made an account to write this review. DO NOT BUY.
The lack of local multiplayer doesn't bother me and was evident from the store page.I made an account to write this review. DO NOT BUY.
The lack of local multiplayer doesn't bother me and was evident from the store page. Games that involve hidden cards don't typically work well on single screens anyway, and I was eager to try the campaign mode for some unique challenges. However, the campaign mode is biased against the human player. AI opponents will offer a trade, but if you're the only one who accepts it, they'll change their minds. They will place the robber on your spaces, block your roads, and I swear even the dice rolls are stacked against you. The AI will do this regardless of whether you are in first or dead last. Then, after you lose, they will admonish you for not paying enough attention, and it's endlessly annoying to be blamed for events beyond your control. Skip all of the dialogue, they don't say anything important anyway. In fact, you have to wait until you've loaded in and the game has started before you can even see how many victory points it takes to win or whether any special rules are in effect.
It's buggy, too. Menus are awkward to use until you get used to them, and it crashes with increasing frequency the farther you get in the campaign. Normally you'd get points even for losing, but not when the game crashes. Campaign progress saves automatically, but game progress does not, you have to manually save if you want to come back, which means saving every turn if you want to avoid losing a game to a crash.
Overall a frustrating waste of time that makes me extremely disappointed that the Switch store doesn't have a rating system or refund policy. Could be a good game if they ever finish it, which isn't likely.… Full Review »
Jun 23, 2019No local multiplayer. Completely ruins the fun if I can't play with my wife on one console.
Jun 22, 2019Catan game is fun on switch, but the lack of local multiplayer makes this game worthless. Was going to get this game for family game night,Catan game is fun on switch, but the lack of local multiplayer makes this game worthless. Was going to get this game for family game night, but I guess I can't put away the physical board game quite yet.… Full Review »