New World

Released: 28 Sep 2021
Reviewed: 7 Nov 2021
Platform: PC

New World feels like (I could be wrong) one of the only big budget MMOs to come out since the big MMO clone era of 2005-2012, so it was worth a shot. I played several of the betas and wasn't impressed, but heard that they'd added more PvE content and changed the focus of the game around in the year prior to release, so decided to give it a go. In one way that's a good thing, but equally I think it shows the key issue; Amazon have no experience making games and they don't know what they want this to be. Aside from all the other pros and cons, it basically comes down to "Even though Amazon can make a functioning game, they don't know how to give it a direction or balance it"



So while I actually am enjoying the levelling experience so far, I feel like I don't want to put any more time into it simply because I know that when I hit max level, the game falls apart. The economy is reportedly broken - with people having so many surplus rare resources that nothing high-end sells, and the only thing that does sell is tier 1 resources from the starting zones.

If the game is still running in 6 months, maybe come back and give it a go then - but I'd say be wary for now.


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