Reviews and Problems with The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
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allan333, BigPond GameArena
31 May 2011
Summary: I was in two minds buying this new settlers game as I thought that the last few games were not what I would call good. However the developers in their wisdom have taken a few steps back, This new settlers is like the settlers of old but with modern graphics and game play what a difference, I am really enjoying playing this and killing quite a few hours at a time.
Excerpt: "This is truly the best Strategy PC game i have ever played in my opinion. The game allows you to play in many differnt type of game modes, from campaign where each level you complete missions and to skirmishes where you play games against the computer. The basic idea behind the game is to build up your realm, establish a good economy and army and defeat players around you. But this game does the little things that i think make a game awesome, i mean ...
Pros: Will have you blown away
Cons: need a constant internet connection to play .
Summary: Where can I buy this game?? Ubisoft won't sell it as a digital download because of a "country restriction". What a joke! No wonder people download illegally when you have to jump through hoops like a bloody idiot, just to BUY a game. Jesus. Seems Ubisoft don't want my money or my business.
Pros: Looks Good If I could Buy It
Cons: I can't buy it, so I can't play. I can't play, which means I don't know how bad or good it is.
Summary: Spent six hours downloading and installing the patch for this just to be able to play it. Was finally able to start the game and it came up - 'server down'. So much for the vaunted 24 hour server service from ubisoft. Not going to waste any more time on this. Will be taking this one back to the shop to get my money back.
Pros: Have not been able to play it so have none
Cons: Have not been able to play it due to server unavailability.
Summary: 11 days I have owned this game. Not once have I been able to play it. I keep getting the "server not available - try again later" error message. Three (3) suport tickets to Ubisoft have gone unanswered. Guess we who haven't managed to play yet (and there are many) are all waiting for a miracle.
Conclusion: I absolutely do not know what the previous people who put down reviews are talking about. First of all mouse is working fine from start, no problem there. Secondly, this game is fantastic from the interface to the animation and the game strategy. I have been playing almost straight for 3 days and its brilliant. I can advise to do Campaign part of the game at first, as it will teach you few tricks which can be useful to you.
Conclusion: All the best of settlers 1 and 2 without any of the down sides. I am surprised at the poor reviews of this game so far. Settlers 7 has a steep learning curve that requires dedication to overcome. If you are looking for a simple and lazy game take a pass on this one, if you are looking to get stuck in to a rich and complicated strategy game get it now.