Summary: I love the extended campaign and the additional features of seasonal floods, wells that run dry and geologists that are needed to discover natural resources. However, this is the only PC game I've had that causes my PC to just shut down for no apparent reason.
Summary: So I got this game cheap at Half Price Books, and about halfway through the campaign I realized why. While the graphics are gorgeous on a good machine and overall the storyline quests keep things moving along nicely, you come to realize that every scenario has you building the same city, over and...
Summary: I thought this game was a bit too simple for my tastes. To prove my point I did a comparison to one of my favorite castle building games, Stronghold 2, by listing items and canceling out the items that were the same in both games.
Summary: The Settlers: Rise of an Empire is easily one the worst games I've ever played. The graphics are nice, but that's all I can say good about it. The game play is horribly boring, and the "strategy" element is non-existent and the game is riddled with bugs and bad design choices (even with the latest...
Mind-numbing lack of depth and too much handholding
Michael D. Cooper, Amazon
18 October 2007
Summary: I have never played any of the other Settlers games, and this one piqued my interest when I first heard about it. I've been flirting with the idea of picking it up for the past several weeks, and I finally did. I am extremely disappointed.
Summary: Not a game for Settlers fans, its been dumbed down a good measure. I bought it for my girlfriend, but she does not play a lot of PC games so I thought it would be OK for her. Its certainly easy enough. She did enjoy it to a point but got bored of it.