The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom Review

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Posted 1:18pm on Tue 6 April 2010
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Posted 1:18pm on Tue 6 April 2010
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See I played the demo, and this game is awesome. Basically you can win either by Wealth kicking ass or just trading like a beast :P love it. One to pick up I think *it does have weird DRM btw*
Posted 8:15pm on Tue 6 April 2010
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IS it alright to still be doubtful?
Really doe snot look like my sort of game anyway...
Posted 9:24pm on Tue 6 April 2010
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I loved Settlers on the Amiga, still have Settlers II special Edition on the PC and would love to play the others but 3 and above put me off as there was so much to do.
Posted 10:02pm on Tue 6 April 2010
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I have 3 or 4 versions of Settlers, 4 or 5 being the most recent I think; The one where they introduced hero units...anyway. Somewhere between 2 and 3 was the peak of the series for me. The problem with games like this is the same problem in most RTS games that rely on resources: the game is intentionally slow paced and you can easilly run out of resources while fine-tuning everything.

Games like DoW tried to do away with this by making everything so fast paced that the idea was to finish the matchup before you even had time to run out of resources. The problem with settlers was that by the time you realise you don't have enough resources, you're stuffed. And there's no way to complete your chains thus rendering your game useless.

Civilisation has it right. Unlimited resources, it's how you manage them that counts. I'm more looking forward to Civ5 i think, though i was interested in Settlers 7 when i first read about it.
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