The game The Settlers: New Allies is a real-time strategy game that has received mixed reviews from players. Some reported that the game runs smoothly on their computers, has good optimization, and excellent performance on high-performance graphics cards. However, many people experienced frequent crashes during gameplay, which can be frustrating. Unfortunately, Ubisoft did not provide keys to reviewers, so it’s currently pointless to search for reviews of the game on review sites, but player feedback is available. However, it’s important to remember that hate towards Ubisoft’s current policies and behavior can influence player opinions and online platforms. Additionally, to add to the problem, the game is only available in two stores and is currently not on Steam. In this situation, the best option would be to try the demo, but for now, watching gameplay is the only option.
Gameplay on Youtube
First player opinions
The first player opinions that appeared on Reddit are not very favorable. Although the game boasts beautiful graphics, unfortunately, the difficulty level and complexity of gameplay, which are characteristic of the series, have not been maintained. Additionally, low difficulty level and weak AI are further drawbacks of the new edition of The Settlers.
Excessive zoom proximity and unrefined graphics
One of the biggest problems with the game is the zoom function, which is too tight and cannot be adjusted. Graphics are also a source of criticism, with some players considering them too oversaturated and childish, reminiscent of a mobile game. Maps are small, and players can only compete against AI in 1v1 matches, which is disappointing for those who prefer multiplayer games.
However, some players praised the modern, clean, and intuitive user interface, as well as the visually stunning buildings and animations. Nevertheless, the economy mechanics are not detailed enough, and the forestry and agriculture mechanics seem not fully refined.
Players also draw attention to problems with multiplayer. Many of them complain about difficulties finding players to play with in multiplayer mode, which is a significant drawback in a strategic game. Additionally, some players report technical issues such as game freezing or synchronization errors in multiplayer.
Lack of a comprehensive campaign
The campaign mode is enjoyable, but lacks depth, and the game seems to be missing something. It’s still too early to say if it’s worth buying the game because some players have only completed the first few missions, which were too easy. However, skirmish mode and hardcore mode are available, allowing players to compete in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 matches against both AI and online opponents.
The Settlers: New Allies is a decent real-time strategy game, but it has its drawbacks. The graphics are visually stunning, but the gameplay lacks depth, and the economy mechanics may require improvement. If you are a fan of the Settlers series, it’s worth checking out, but some players may find it lacking.