Originally Posted by VeganTnT
So this is basically the iphone version stretched to ipad and a few extra players in hot seat? USM really likes to make you double dip with no real enhancements
Yes, this is an exceedingly disappointing release. It appears to be no different than the iPhone app, so I had to pay again for no improvements. This version still smacks of a lazy port of a cell phone game. Ugly graphics that have annoying animation that can't be turned off. Lots of wasted space in the graphical layout so it looks like mostly ocean. Very little effort went into designing to take advantage of the iPad. Clunky UI with small buttons and too many presses/swipes to get what you want. No online multiplayer. No tutorial, so the game will be very unfriendly to new players. I wish I could take my purchase back. No expansions.
Carcassonne set the bar very high for board game apps on the iPhone/iPad. When you compare this Catan to Carcassone it brings tears to your eyes. It amazes me that developers can't look at an app like Carcassone and immediately see what is lacking in their app. Carcassone is a pleasure to play. This Catan, like the iPhone version, is constantly frustrating to play.