I bought Settlers 7 today and have played it for a few hours. I took a break and came back to the play the game. It go's past the update check no problem and then hangs on the little loading badge for a while then gives a message saying 'No internet connection detected cannot contact ubi servers please check internet connection'. I checked my internet connection and it is working fine, and as I type this I am obviously on the internet and try the launcher at the same time with same message.
Now look, this would be fine if all it meant was no multiplayer or no stats upload, BUT I CAN'T PLAY THE GAME AT ALL FOR GOODNESS SAKE.
I feel like i've been mugged. I have payed hard earned money for a product which has been rendered useless on the day of purchase due to (as my internet connection is testing fast and stable) what i can only guess is a fault with the product software or the servers at ubi.
And I own many tens of the cream of recent games, and not being able to play the game at all because of a problem like this is crazy.
As I said the game connected fine for the first session of play and absolutely no graphical or running issues at all, no crashes, perfect play.
It does say on the box that a constant internet connection is required to play, and I am holding up my end of that deal, but the game isn't.
Come on guy's, this is a real kick in the balls for a 40 year old gamer who pays and plays. This is obviously a major flaw so can we sort it?