New game on Steam only gets 7% positive reviews, mostly negative: “Is this a prank?”
On October 7th, the simulation SuperPower 3 was released on Steam. However, the new game from GolemLabs (The Guild 3) is not well received there. The previous 679 reviews are 93% negative. The list of problems is quite long.
What kind of game is this? SuperPower 3 is the latest installment in the game series and caused quite a stir when it was announced in 2021. After all, almost 18 years have passed since the release of part 2 in 2004. Many players were therefore looking forward to a sequel and eagerly awaited it.
SuperPower 3 should put a lot of emphasis on realism, depth and chic graphics. You simulate the entire earth with a total of 194 playable nations and make military, diplomatic and economic decisions. In the end, you could theoretically rule the entire world, either in single or multiplayer.
What is the problem? The launch on Steam was anything but good. Players complain about technical and content-related problems. Many are disappointed because their expectations of the game series have not been met in the beginning.
Currently, the game sits in the worst games on Steam with only 7% positive ratings. Those games include eFootball, which was torn up on Steam in late 2021.
“A game in Alpha or at most in Early Access”
What do the players criticize?
- An introduction and a good tutorial should be missing.
- Gameplay is meant to be contentless and would be dominated by sliders. In addition, it should become slower and slower the more time you spend in the game.
- The world is supposed to look nice, but it’s pretty empty and somehow nothing ever happens.
- There are said to be many bugs and lags, even on powerful PCs.
- Some pictures and icons should simply be missing.
- The AI is said to be among the slowest and worst ever.
The user Voltan also criticizes that “50% of the content from part 2 is missing” and that everything feels “just empty”. CYKAbIYAT asks in his review if the game is a “prank”. Overall, the main lack of depth was what was advertised as a core feature for the game.
Our colleagues from GameStar were not impressed by the game either: I’ve never seen a strategy game like Superpower 3 before.
Are there any positives? Yes, the music, the trading system, and the world map itself deserve praise. The character editor should be worked out with a lot of love and extremely detailed.
But overall, almost all players come to the conclusion that SuperPower 3 is currently more in an alpha or early access. A finished release version must look different.
What are the player counts? Right on the release day, 1,343 players were playing on Steam at the same time. Only 24 hours later, the peak was only 265. As of October 9th, only 121 players have logged in at the same time.
What do you think of SuperPower 3? Were you looking forward to the game or didn’t even notice the release?
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