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It's a shame that this good idea is, at the moment, full of bugs that undermine the gaming experience. The soul of the title is excellent and very original, only perhaps The Sims Medieval raised something a bit similar at the time, so if the developers of Kraken Unleashed manage to polish a little more some details and vary some features, this could be a reference game for a subcategory within the business management and life simulation productions.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
I would like to simply recommend Crossroads Inn because it has this elusive „thing” that makes me want to play it constantly. Unfortunately the game has a dull world that does not use its potential and has a tendency to irritate players with its characters’ behavior. Still – it’s a cool strategy but it demands lots of patience.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Technical difficulties sadly sabotage what could otherwise have been an enjoyable medieval management sim. Perhaps future patches will soften up these rough edges.
If Crossroads Inn was an Early Access title, it would be one of the most promising ones in the management sim genre. Unfortunately, the team behind it made the wrong move, and decided to destroy months of work by releasing its product without first completing development. Due to the lack of any competitors on the 'medieval inn simulator' arena, some may find it easier to accept its many issues. Most, however, are advised to wait for some - hopefully inevitable - renovations.
Crossroads Inn might not be the first medieval sim (that honor probably goes to 2011’s The Sims Medieval) and there are quite a few castle builders out there as well, but as a narrowly focused genre blend of builder and sim, Crossroads Inn stakes out some specific territory.
At its current state, Crossroads Inn is a niche project plagued with technical difficulties, spoiling the good impression from the game. It can be a lot of fun when it is working as intended but at the same time annoying when it does not. The game could have benefited from a lengthy Early Access/testing stage.