Does the board game justice
I am a fan of the board game, so I was super excited to find out that the game was coming to the Xbox Live Marketplace. I wondered how the game would translate to the virtual world, but I was not disappointed. It offers streamlined gameplay that I never found difficult to understand. The computer AI's offered a good challenge to the experienced player, but their "attitudes" can get annoying at times. Overall, I feel that if you like the board game then you'll love this, and if you've never played it before, then this is your chance to try something great.
p.s. I hope that one day we will see the various board game expansions of Catan (Seafarers, Cities and Knights) come to the XBL Marketplace.