Review: Carcassonne (Steam)

The official adaptation of the famous board game Carcassonne! A modern classic tile-placement game based on the award-winning game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The player can then decide to place one of his followers, so-called Meeples.

Pros:

  • Nice big chunky graphics.
  • 90MB Download size.
  • How to play section.
  • Optional tutorial.
  • Has its own achievements.
  • Connect Asmodee account to play online but also get the Abbot DLC for FREE.
  • Stats screen.
  • Karma rating on a 1-5 scale.
  • Text chat channel.
  • Offline- 1-6 against AI or 1-6 local multiplayer. You can set settings like dead tiles, Play with fields amd remaining tiles list.
  • Three difficulties- Easy, Fierce and risk taker.
  • Online leaderboard.
  • Online multiplayer- Private and public.
  • Public multiplayer- Set options- Min karma, Min rank, Online autoplay and duration 15 minutes to 15 days. You can save the game in between so fear not.
  • Players online counter.
  • 3D play pieces and you can zoom in and zoom out and move around.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Simple controls.
  • Cross-platform multiplayer.
  • A good way to learn the game.
  • Carcassone is a game where you take turns in placing tiles, Create towns and place your Meeples on roads and Chapels to score points. Highest wins.

Cons:

  • Graphics options are limited. Quality slider, Resolution and windowed.
  • No Steam achievements.
  • No trading cards.
  • UI is fine and all but kind of looks a bit mobile phone basic, Big fonts and bad scaling.
  • Few random hard crashes.
  • Quitters ruin the experience.
  • No way to customise the whole experience at all.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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