Reviews and Problems with The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
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Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
8 June 2012
Excerpt: It’s been a while since the first Settlers game saw the light. It was an immediate hit and sequels quickly spawned. After four years the series went down the drain a bit, mostly due to some changes to the concept and the graphics becoming more serious.
Conclusion: It's a shame that Ubisoft have burdened The Settler's 7 with such an unreliable anti-piracy measure, as it is likely to put a lot of people off purchasing what is a pleasurable, complex and involving strategy game.
Conclusion: If you are anything like me, then you will know the instant you lay your eyes on this game that you are going to love it. I went with my instincts (and trust in the retro platformer) and was so glad that I did.
Excerpt: If all-conquering internet phenomenon FarmVille is the natural evolution of anything, it is Settlers. Settlers, as any PC gamer with a penchant for chopping down virtual trees and sheering digital sheep knows, kicked off our love-affair with computerised harvesting.
Excerpt: You know, I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the video games industry – but I’ll admit I’ve never even heard of The Settlers series. Apparently I’m missing a ton though as its one of the best-selling strategy franchises of all time, with sales numbers surpassing 7 million units worldwide.
Excerpt: Let's get the obvious out of the way and address the elephant in the room. Settlers 7 is an Ubisoft title featuring the much-maligned DRM system that requires you to be connected to their server to play their games. It's every bit as dreadful as you've heard.
Pros: Return to form, Nice art style, Nostalgiarific
Cons: A little slow for some, Questionable stability, Horrible DRM
Excerpt: It seems to me fairly obvious, that in order to pass judgment on a game, I must first be able to play it. Sadly, despite Ubisoft getting $60 for my copy of the gold edition, The Settlers 7 remained unplayable for the entire first day of “ownership” and at other random points for the next few days.
A few flaws hold it back, but the latest Settlers game is the series' most charming to date.
6 April 2010
Summary: The little workers that follow your orders in The Settlers 7 are a tireless lot. They mine for coal, shear sheep, chop wood, and smelt iron yet ask for so little in return. In fact, if you don't have anything for them to do, they might cry out for a little work to ease the burden of their own...
Pros: Well-balanced maps make it fun to establish supply chains, Charming visuals and soundtrack, Clever social networking features and other minor delights, Victory point system leads to some tense matches
Cons: Broken online copy protection might keep you from playing, Scattered interface irritations, Off-putting blur effects
Excerpt: The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom Review Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: PC exclusive UK Price (as reviewed): £34.99 (incl. VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $49.99 (excl. Tax) It’s an odd place to start a review, but when it comes to Settlers 7 it’s probably best to kick things off by dismissing some of...
Conclusion: That said, this is far too polished and clever a game to let a stupid problem like this stop me from recommending it. If you're looking for a more sporty, addictive alternative to Anno 1404, or a just worthy continuation of the Settlers series, you've absolutely found it.