Reviews and Problems with The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
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Ubisoft is making a bad name for itself
M. Hohider, Amazon
27 July 2011
Summary: This game is laced with Ubisoft DRM which requires a constant internet connection to play. If our soldiers in Afghanistan can't play Ubisoft games on their laptops because of Ubisoft's lame DRM requirements, then I have no interest in buying any further UBI products.
Summary: I was going to buy it, but, after reading about its DRM, it's not going to happen. There is no way I am paying $50 to play it only when their servers and my internet is working. The more people buy it, the more you encourage Ubi and others to keep doing this. The pirated versions of these games come with a crack that removes that "stay connected to the internet" requirement. Only honest buyers suffer...
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.
Summary: Ubisoft is a joke. Their DRM for this game prevents anyone from playing it unless there is a steady internet link established with their always down servers. Don't give them your money unless you want a doorstop, cause the game isn't playable.
Summary: I sadly bought this game as I enjoyed the previous entries. I now regret it greatly, it just doesn't work. Ubisoft by their admission deeply hates PC users and is going out of their way to make life painful for customers. While I enjoyed Assassin's Creed 1 and 2 on the 360, I can't in good conscience buy another Ubisoft product in the forseeable future on any platform.
Summary: Because of Ubisoft's DRM that needs you connected to the internet 24/7 in order to play this game is unplayable. Ubi's servers are down some of the time and some players (including me) just can't play at all with no reason. Too bad, because I think this would be a good game if i could ever get a glimpse of it. Buying it would be a waste of money right now, I suggest waiting till the DRM is removed.
Summary: Why game companies still insist on using DRM is beyond me. It does not stop people from pirating these games. When I was in Iraq; you can buy pirated versions of games like The Settlers 7 or any game which has DRM in it for $3 from the Iraqis. So like what most people are already saying. Just do not buy these games. The company will eventually have to pick from going out of business or listening to the customers whom buy their products so they can have a paycheck.
Summary: It didn't take long for someone to crack this game. Some call it "piracy". Others call it "Try before you buy." The problem software companies have with "piracy" is not so much that they realize they end up losing a couple of sales here and there. The problem they have with "piracy" is that it makes it difficult to suck a $100 and more out of all the rest of their potential prey, er I mean customers.
Summary: I'm stupid for not reading the box, it says full time internet access required, I have not been able to play this game for more than an hour without getting disconnected and crashing my computer, this is terrible, the game is buggy, rewards don't work, trading missions stop half way through and restarting doesn't help, every few minutes the game skips and lurches, then plays OK for the next few minutes, go to the Settlers 7 forums at UBI and read how much trouble this...