Reviews and Problems with The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
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Can't play 2 copies from same IP Address
3 November 2012
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: The big drawback I see is that you can't play the game at all, even single player skirmish, without an internet connection. If you have internet outages, or travel somewhere without an internet connection, the game will not even launch. The basic way you play the game has not changed from the last release, but the campaign characters are not nearly as entertaining as Settlers Empire and the campaign scenarios are repetitive, as well.
Conclusion: Firstly, you HAVE to have a constant internet connection to play this game, which isn't a problem for me. However, what is annoying is that after the initial game installation, then patch upgrade, uninstall, reinstall and another three hours of further patch upgrades, your gameplay relies on Ubisoft's server being operational.