For those who do not know what this game is about, it consists of a totally multiplayer mechanic of German origin, in which strategy rewards. The objective is to build roads and villages, as well as to improve them. All these steps generate a score, the winner being the first to reach the points established in the game, which are normally 10.
Catan Universe enjoys various game modes
The fidelity that the title shows towards the original game is immense, all the elements belong to the traditional tabletop. However, what rewards is its variety in game modes. Previously, there was only a single player mode with missions and objectives, but it has been a while since you can enjoy authentically online games.
In addition, we enjoy several chapters within the game, with different missions and settings. Good examples of this are ‘The Navigators’, ‘Cities and Knights’ and ‘Ascent of the Incas’. All of them and some more can be unlocked progressively, either by developing the campaign or spending coins, in which even the appearance of the board is modified.
Catan Universe is a cross-platform crossover
If the variety in the playable is one of its great assets, this is undoubtedly the other that sustains the success of this game. Taking advantage of the fact that it is present on other platforms such as Steam or its own web version, the developers did not want to miss the opportunity to put all these versions together as crossover.
In this way, it has become a totally multi platform. The importance of registering and creating a complete profile is vital, since the same data and progress will be present in any of the versions, that is, with constant synchronization.
An adventure that is no longer only paid
The great news about Catan Universe is that it has become a much cheaper game. What used to cost a good pinch of the pocket to get, has now become a free to play, In all rules. In the past it was an exclusively paid title, which was accessed with a fixed price.
Then, it went to a downloadable but very limited title, with only a few missions to test it and access the rest of the content also paying. Currently, Catan Universe has become the typical free game with integrated micropayment system, in addition to that part of the content can be unlocked with the campaign’s own progress.
The interface is not its strong point
We have found a somewhat more negative, or more annoying aspect, it depends on how each one sees it. The interface design itself is not complex, but it’s rough and not very intuitive. An example of this is at the beginning of the game, in which it directly shows us a menu to log in, with the option to register completely hidden until we do scroll almost by inertia. The same goes for the rest of the game’s menus.
In games, more of the same. It is true that there are many elements to take into account and that the space offered by the screens is limited, but it is difficult to remember all the options that we have during the game, basically because most of them are find off screen, and therefore out of our range of vision. It is something that definitely needs to be improved.