Editors Liked

  • Fast-paced task juggling is fun
  • Great artistic style
  • Tons of ways to achieve victory
  • ESRB rating: Everyone
  • Settlers back on the right path again
  • Lots of replay value
  • Well-balanced maps make it fun to establish supply chains
  • Charming visuals and soundtrack
  • Clever social networking features and other minor delights
  • Victory point system leads to some tense matches

Editors Didn't Like

  • Incredibly difficult learning curve
  • Glitchy cutscenes
  • Micromanaging isn't always fun
  • Persistent online connection required by Ubisoft's DRM scheme
  • Broken online copy protection might keep you from playing
  • Scattered interface irritations
  • Offputting blur effects