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Settlers 7 (PC DVD)
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- Platform: Windows Vista / XP
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
A permanent internet connection is required to play the game.
Set in the early Renaissance period, will you have what it takes to resolve the division between the Tandrian and Kuron kingdoms?
Be diplomatic, manage your resources, forge your armies and make your own path in the world of The Settlers.
- Enjoy deep and rich building and production systems established within classic settlers gameplay
- Create a kingdom, expand your realm and optimise your creation.
- Choose one of 3 different paths to achieve victory
- Favour military power scientific research or develop your trade routes.
- PlaySettlers 7 online with up to 4 friends
- Enjoy a brand new graphics engine
- Experience the beauty of your realm in an unseen level of detail.
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Ontop of that I experienced a lot of connecion problems with the game, it keeps telling me I'm not connected to the internet when I clearly am. I visited the Ubisoft forums and there were many other people in the same position, some had been unable to login for days, yet others seemed to be working fine. There was very little response from Ubisoft regarding these connection problems. It is possible that there was some kind of attack happening by Pirates to take the authentication servers down, but I find that excuse unacceptable, Ubisoft should have had things in place so as to not inconvenience the paying customer.
My advise is to stay well clear of any Ubisoft game that uses this online system until they hopefully see sense and change direction.
Oh, and as for the game itself, when it does work it is actualy a very good game, it's just these contstant connection problems have really soured my taste for the game. They seem to have gone back more towards a feeling of the older Settlers games with less focus on the military side of things than with Settlers 6. The graphics are very nice, if a little blurry close up sometimes. Other than that it is difficult to judge the game much more on gameplay as I've actually not been able to logon and get that much actual playtime in.
So DO NOT think "it won't happen to me" and buy this game - it will happen. So please vote with your hard-earned and buy something else! Money appears to be the only language Ubisoft are fluent at - customer satisfaction certainly isn't!
The fact that it needs a constant internet connection means if the dodgy Ubisoft server is down (which it is a lot) then you cant play even the single player campaign. Prime example of security so tight that even the owners cant play.
Unfortunately this was all ruined by the game's performance. It ran like a dog on my computer, which is very high spec, so if I had trouble others definitely would. The need to be connected to the internet all the time is also an annoyance. Above all this feels like such a waste, a good game ruined by sloppy work and over-protection from the publishers. Features like publishing your performance to facebook would have been better left out and the programmers time spent on the game's performance instead.
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