iPad The Settlers by Gameloft [+Lite] (v1.1.9 Retina Display)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by sizzlakalonji, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Trauma Nurse
    No freeplay. Dealbreaker for me at $4.99 will be patient now for a price drop. Too bad, was highly anticipating this, then it got released days later, and now disappointed. Oh well.
  2. gospel9

    gospel9 Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Waiting for reviews... Hopefully this won't be as painful and limited like Red Alert was. And more than one song.
  3. CandyNJ66

    CandyNJ66 Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    We sure are! I've only got 4 gb left on my 32 gb touch! I got over 14 gigs of music so, looks like I have to remove some of my albums :(

    This looks like a very interesting game! Waiting for impressions and video!
  4. SarcasticGamer

    SarcasticGamer Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2009
    It's a Big Name game that is 100x better than it's $30 NDS counterpart, and for $5 you will still wait for the price drop? The appstore consumer never fails to amaze me!
  5. Hmar9333

    Hmar9333 Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Book Salesperson/Student
    Melbourne, Australia
    lol, too true
  6. roman169

    roman169 Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2009
    Same for me. No freeplay = Dealbreaker. Hope that there will be an update later.
  7. benadvanced

    benadvanced Active Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    wow glad i came to the forums - no freeplay is fail!
  8. schplurg

    schplurg Well-Known Member

    Games require free space while they install, usually about the same amount as the game file. In other words a 200meg game will take an additionally 200 megs to install after download. Assuming that is what happened with you.
  9. BazookaTime

    BazookaTime Well-Known Member

    #69 BazookaTime, Nov 7, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2009
    Okay, I didn't know that. So, I lose all of that space, the game + the install space until I delete the game?

    I never paid attention before until I noticed that EarthWorm Jim took up double the listed space. I guess I just need to buy a bigger ipod touch.

    Nevermind...I just deleted EarthWorm Jim which is listed at 110mb and I got back 215mb.
  10. souskei

    souskei Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2009
    this game has a TON of depth to it..

    theres is alot of different units and buildings you have to look after..
    army building, wood choping, coal gold stone mining, gold smelting, everything.

    smooth animation ALL over..

    dare i say it...

    this game IS better than red alert (iphone/iPod versions) at half the cost.
    offers more depth and content.

    its sad really, red alert felt so rushed. i had HIGH expectactions for red alert..
    oh well..

    this game certainly does fill the void.
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Then don't buy it's your lost !This game offers a lot of gameplay and depth which is hard to find in most appstore apps, freeplay is not be all end all for a game of this stature!
  12. IzzyNobre

    IzzyNobre Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2008
    Too true.

    Take it from someone who bought Settlers DS, this is FAAAAAAAAAAAAAR better.

    That said, I'm struggling with this new gameplay. Having to control the units directly feels like such a departure from the original Settlers we all know and love... oh well. I'll give it some more time.
  13. TouchChatterbox

    TouchChatterbox Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2009
    Looks rather good but I'm going to wait for Big Albie's impressions. Longevity is what I'm looking for and I'm just still a bit sceptical that I'd get much without a Freeplay mode. Tribal differences is also a big thing for me.
  14. gelas_plastik

    gelas_plastik Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    No, there's no way that this is similar to Warcraft series .. this game doesn't involves micromanagement like most of RTS out there, instead you are concentrating in creating a virtual community where you have to balance between economy and military ..

    how you do that? For example, instead of directing a settler to do so, in this game you have to create a buildings .. the position of the buildings, the critical path between buildings is critical in determining the duration that settler take to transfer material from building to building ..

    it's like you a mayor planning the layout of your settlement, and the settler will took care of the rest ..

    I was a fan of the pc version of this game .. instant buy for me as well .. downloading ..
  15. gelas_plastik

    gelas_plastik Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009

    what the? does this means that it doesn't play like the pc version of this game?

    oh boyy .. I think I've just wasted my $5 ..
  16. CandyNJ66

    CandyNJ66 Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    After reading more about this, this looks rockin!! I will admit, I am not familiar with this game genre at all and I have Civ Revolution lite and it's tutorial was awful! I gave up playing that game. On the other hand, The Settlers looks like a deep game and one that I could actually play without getting very confused.

    The animation looks very good with a ton of game play. I'm def putting this on my list of games to get when I get another itunes card.
  17. CandyNJ66

    CandyNJ66 Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    You have the game, simply play it to find out :)
  18. mattll

    mattll Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    what about the missions are they good ?
    with freeplay it would have been an instant buy
    but so i will think about it
  19. Big Albie

    Big Albie Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    Casual gamer/marketing dude
    San Francisco, California
    #79 Big Albie, Nov 7, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2009
    I've unlocked a bunch of the levels, and I have to say that this game is just ok. I think the graphics are great and there are plenty of details although the buildings are all the same regardless of the tribe. But once you get over the graphics, the game is average at best. I'll tell you why...the missions are basically all the same.

    Frankly you'll find yourself doing the same things over and over again in each scenario, no matter the objective. You build a town in more or less the same order so you can get the flow of goods moving, build your army and then attack another tribe. The fact that you can't control most of your village people takes a lot of the fun out of this and in many ways defeats the purpose of an RTS game. I can direct, say a geologist, to go to a certain area, and ultimately, it won’t even do as I say. Instead, it will quickly reverse direction and do its own thing. And while you can move your armies, you don't really even have much tactical control over their battles. I’m still planning to write up a review on this and my opinion may change as I play this a bit more, but then again I’ve gone through enough of the missions to have a pretty good idea.
  20. Moloch Horridus

    Oct 31, 2009
    Turku, Finland
    No freeplay? What were they thinking :confused:
    Please tell me that there is no population cap, like in Settlers VI for PC... please. Can you play the maps after the mission has been completed, somewhat simulating free play? Surely you can build any building right from the start, not limited by some mindless non-existent rules.
    How about map sizes, average time for a mission? I know it's only mere $ 5 but if it's nothing like the Settlers I know, it's just not worth it.

    Yeah, Settlers just haven't been the same recently.

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