The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom (PC DVD-ROM)
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Andre, Windsor East. 29 March 2010
Ubisoft's servers have issues. The DRM hasn't been working since week of 18th March...beware!
You cannot play!
Agree with Estelle....utter rubbish! The local support guys can't do a thing and Ubisoft gives no response.
Johannes, Uitzicht. 28 June 2010
This is an amazing game. If you enjoyed the previous settlers games, you'll love this. If you've never played settlers, it will still be loads of fun. I also had issues with the DRM, and promptly used the offline crack. I'm sorry for Blue Byte who developed it, as it was obviously Ubisoft that slapped the DRM on. Now what should have been a great game just leaves a bad taste in most people's mouths. It is however, still easily worth the effort. Now Ubisoft, please remove your ridiculous and useless anti-pirate crap!
Estelle, Lakeside. 28 March 2010
Firstly, what I have to say is not aimed at Take2, but at Ubisoft.
If I could give a zero for each and every category I would. Due to the WONDERFUL
new Digital Rights Management (DRM) they have included, you HAVE to be connected
to the internet at all times in order to play. This includes single-player.
Now, as shocking as that is, one would still be prepared to live with it at a push.
Here is where the problems begin...
After installing the game, you are prompted via the usual Ubi-launcher, that you need to update
your game. "Fine" you think as you allow it to proceed. After all, the game has hardly been
released yet, how bad can it be? BAD... 423Mb BAD.
"FINE" you think as you find something else to do for three or four hours, while the game update
fails and you have to manually download the patch, costing you more that a gig's worth of bandwidth.
Right, so now we've downloaded and installed the patch successfully. Time to play?
Noooo! First you have to create an account with Ubi! What fun!
It's with glee, and a sigh of relief that you FINALLY click the icon that you think will lead to
enjoying a couple of minutes of gameplay.
Lo and BEHOLD, as soon as you make it to the main menu, you get kicked out of the game because
Ubi's account server cannot be reached. I have tried since Friday to connect, and have not even made
it as far as being able to click in the main menu, much less play the game.
So, thank you Ubisoft. Your new DRM is so secure that ONLY PIRATES CAN PLAY YOUR GAME. Well
done. I am officially boycotting UBISOFT's games until they change their DRM to a reasonable one.
I now have a R364.00 Paperweight.
Justin, South Africa. 31 March 2010
Well, I'd love to give a review on the game ... but I haven't got past the "Cannot connect to Ubisoft server" message yet. I bought the game - fine. Had to register with Ubisoft - fine. Download 450mb update as soon as I installed it because Ubisoft says I cannot play until it's updated - not fine, but I did it. Start game only to be told that (by no error on my part) the company I gave my money to , registered with and downloaded an update from, has no connectivity from it's servers. - unexceptable.
This DRM idea is only affecting the people buying these games - NOT THE PIRATES! So why are we "law abiding" clients made to feel like criminals, jump through hoops and get messed around?
When you buy a loaf of bread, do you have to ask the baker permission to eat it?
Be wary of any game with the addition "permanent internet connection required".
Cos I now also own a lovely paper weight. (Well, 2 actually because I also purchased Supreme Commander 2 and Steam has made my life a misery yet again, and insists I need to download an update before I can play. The problem is the update is between 1 - 3 gigs! ???)
elsa, . 19 April 2010
Same problem here, cannot connect to server. Asked Ubisoft support what the problem could be and they said my PC specs was not compatible. Was time for a new PC so I got one, same problem. Ubisoft then said I must uninstall and reinstall the game which I did - problem not fixed. I then came upon all the forums and saw it is a world wide problem. Not once did Ubisoft (which knows about it) mention this problem to me. So, now I also have a nice paperweight!
Maria-Joao, PRIMROSE HILL. 27 October 2011
Although the graphics, city building, attack mode are excellent, the game looks like "Cartoons" targetting younger kids.... Very disappointed that the characters were changed so drastically.....