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: All in all, Railworks 2: Train Simulator is a solid game. It is also worth mentioning that anyone who purchases Railworks 2 will receive a free upgrade to the next version of the game, Train Simulator 2012 , due out at the end of this month.
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: Lurking deep below the surface is a game unyielding in its ability to penalise the player for any minor discretion. The Settlers have certainly come of age, and despite various flaws, it's probably the most comprehensive release of the series so far.
Pros: Incredible attention to detail. Wonderful cinematics, good voice acting, a decent campaign length and appropriate multiplayer options. No install limit.
Cons: Resource management is unforgiving. Building placement likewise. AI pathing is somewhat dubious on occasion. Military action should require more human input. The requirement to be online at all times (even in single player) is about as welcome as a fork to the larynx.
Excerpt: Voici de retour le précurseur dans la gestion et l’exploitation des ressources naturelles ! The Settlers 7 A l’aube d’un nouveau royaume vous emmène, pour la première fois, dans l’univers de la Renaissance. Ce nouvel opus est enrichi d’un tout nouveau moteur graphique pour un...