Summary: I absolutely loved the previous settlers game but as many other reviewers have stated, you have to be continuously online to play. And if anything happens to your internet or ubisoft's server, your game is over and you've essentially wasted your time. Don't waste your money on this.
Summary: I have played and enjoyed many hours of the settlers, 4, 5, and 6. However settlers 7 is a waste. You can't play it from more than one machine on a ISP #, If I want to get up and go to another room in the house and play in private,YOU CAN'T. I won't waste $40 on this Joke. You have to be connected to the internet, If their server goes down, or they do a maintenance on the server, or you go down, it won't play.
Summary: Husband and I are trying to play it multi player and DRM won't let us. If you purchase a copy, plan to solo or play with someone that is not on same IP. Fun game but forced online connection and forced patching is annoying. Uplay, wake up! EA dropped it off Spore, get with the program. We all are not thieves.
Summary: I was recently looking at purchasing another game when I noticed it was produced by Ubisoft. My horrible experience I had with this game's DRM came back to me and I decided not only to run away from even considering purchasing the other game, but to return to this one and leave the review I should have a year ago. Do Not Buy unless you don't mind paying for something you can rarely play and only after a lot of work.
Summary: I decided to ignore the one-star reviews and buy this game anyway, as a long-time Settlers fanboy. Man, do I regret that decision. I was able to download the game, and the first two missions went without a hitch, since then, I haven't been able to play at all, because of their broken "UPlay" (how ironic) DRM scheme.
Summary: Complete waste of money. Will not download after trying no less than 50 times from many different wired and wireless connections. Either goes through the whole process and tells me there is an error in one of the packets, or stops halfway through the download and gives me an error. Like I said, I tried from many different sources to download this. Contacted Amazon and was told to contact the manufacturer of the game.
Summary: DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY! If you buy the download and the download doesn't work the first time (even though there website says otherwise) then you are out the money and do not get the game. I contacted their customer service and explained what happened. There response was "Thank you for contacting the Ubisoft Store. Thank you for your refund request. Please accept our apologies; however, the product that was ordered is ineligible for a refund.
Summary: Just read the other reviews and take note. I have yet to be able to play a complete game and I have a business class internet connection. The actual play of this game seems wonderful but the DRM scheme is down right horrid.