02/09/2023 at 12:15 p.m. by Jusuf Hatic – There are only a few days left until the release of The Settlers: New Alliances. Whether the building game has improved since the beta version is a source of discussion in the community.
With New Alliances, publisher Ubisoft wants to revive the legendary Die Settlers series on February 17th. But not only since the release announcement has criticism of the design decisions that were shown in regular developer updates flared up – most recently when the research tree was presented. Even with the release of The Settlers: New Alliances, community feedback remains muted at best.
In the official community forum for The Settlers: New Alliances, individual users review the twelve months that have passed since the devastating closed beta. As a result, Ubisoft has since addressed “many of the biggest points of criticism”, for example in the area of graphic and level design. In addition to the “great graphics and atmosphere”, the “nice soundtrack” and the working basic mechanics, which have no depth, are positive, which is why expansions and season passes are considered likely.
However, this opinion is quite exclusive in the Ubisoft forum: On the gameplay side, The Settlers: New Alliances “didn’t take a step forward”. There is neither a reasonable construction part nor settler-typical game modes, in addition to that the in-game shop leaves a stale aftertaste. As a “soulless shell”, the brand name Die Siedler cannot help a bad game: The “biggest problem is the entire game”, since it is neither a fully-fledged Settlers game nor a well-designed RTS. A user’s conclusion shows how much the Ubisoft community turned away from The Settlers: New Alliances even before the official release on February 17: “The child fell into the well and drowned”.
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What: Ubisoft Discussions Forum
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