Often get a black screen when first loading the app (home, end, restart to fix). Randomly shows options screen (online) in foreign language with no apparent option to correct. Online "time out" inconsistent, sometimes I see an "other players waiting" after just a few seconds but wait minutes for other players without any option to vote kick.
Edit 9/14/17 - The Oreo fix is here!!! Guys, we have our game back!! Thank you! This game is awesome. Computer players are surprisingly intelligent. I've been playing for years and have yet to get tired of this
Is there any update on the incompatibility issue for Pixel phones when they upgraded to Oreo? I still can't play the game... Edit: after the update today the issue is fixed. Thanks Dev team!
Great game but app has way too many bugs and lack of functionality. Lot of changes can be made to improve it.
Very annoying. Firstly, I can't add buddies in the mobile app. Secondly, I can't log in Catan on Steam with the mobile login info. Third, I requested for a new password in the mobile app and never got the email. This is not the case for new registration though. All in all a very poor showing for cross-platformers.
Update: Having the same black screen issue reported by D Splagg below. And it still crashes all the time. Two games crashed today. The whole app just quit on me 5 minutes ago. RIGHT AFTER writing the below review I just had the most frustrating crash of all time. It was telling me to give half my resources to the robber. I had *one* resource. No way to go back, cancel, reset, anything. Making things worse, I was playing online and had just placed a settlement in the greatest place imaginable, an intersection of 8 gold/9 ore/9 wheat. An unbelievable find and the goddamn thing froze up. The other players probably think I have fallen asleep. Ready to destroy my phone. Original review: Improve online mode please! The game itself of course is about as close to a perfect board game as you can get. But the app has shortcomings. Online play is frustrating in that it stalls or freezes a lot. I used to think it was just other players' fault for being slow but I was just kicked out of a game for idling when I thought another player was idling. My controls were grayed out, I had taken my turn and passed already. But it never became the other players turn, and this kind of thing happens a lot. And there is a lot of lag when trying to find a new game to join. Also, a more minor thing, but please do not make the auto zoom automatically on. It is dizzying and I can't imagine many people really want to use it. But I can't turn it off until it is my turn after all settlements are placed, which slows me down in online play as well, as of the people have to wait for me to do that. Anyway, it is a great game and recommended, just could use some improvement.
Catan now supports Android 8 / Oreo! The team has updated the game for the latest Android release and added various smaller tweaks and optimizations in the process.
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