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Posted by Ramone

Why all the Mike hate dudes? Come on lighten up its a decent, informative QL and at least he didn't pull a Brad.

Posted by NubMonk

I loved Settlers 6 and I'd buy this in a heartbeat if it didn't have Ubisofts DRM

Posted by NubMonk
@Daryl said:
" Turned off as soon as Mike started to speak :) "
Cool story bro
Posted by and333

Stop hating on mike dudes! I think hes cool, his voice is easy on the ears and he has a good sense of humor a good fit for the Giantbomb cast!

Posted by Hourai

<3 Dave

Posted by fox01313

Prefer the rts way of speeding up your workers with the vicious slap in the Dungeon Keeper series.

Posted by MightyMayorMike

Already sold on this game, but just can't do it with Ubi's awful DRM.
 
Not paying to rent PC games, Ubi!

Posted by SonicBoyster
@El_Derrico said:
" This Mike guy seemed unprepared to me (no offense). I stopped the video about 7 minutes in because he not only skipped those really cool cut scenes, but I really didn't know what was going on. Plus, it was boring once the game started. At least the other Quick Looks made me laugh when I wasn't interested in the game. "
How is this different from any other quicklook on the site?  Nobody on Giantbomb knows what they are doing in any of these games.  Mike seems to know way more than most, and seemed to want to give us information on the game so that we'd know what we were paying for, without the colored commentary about how this could be better or that shouldn't be in the game.  I'm all for him.
Edited by VonSoot

Woot PC Love. However, I was excited for this game and I tried the demo out and the experience was akin to a German man walking up to me with a riddle and whilst trying to figure out the riddle sticking his cock in my eye.

Posted by Duder_Me

Duder! I just watched Princess Bride today! "As you wiiiiiiiiiish!'

Posted by Majkiboy

love this QL! <3<3!! Funny as hell :D And yeh you guys maybe should just have read up on earlier games :)

Posted by Majkiboy
@SonicBoyster said:
" @El_Derrico said:
" This Mike guy seemed unprepared to me (no offense). I stopped the video about 7 minutes in because he not only skipped those really cool cut scenes, but I really didn't know what was going on. Plus, it was boring once the game started. At least the other Quick Looks made me laugh when I wasn't interested in the game. "
How is this different from any other quicklook on the site?  Nobody on Giantbomb knows what they are doing in any of these games.  Mike seems to know way more than most, and seemed to want to give us information on the game so that we'd know what we were paying for, without the colored commentary about how this could be better or that shouldn't be in the game.  I'm all for him. "
I thought that they skipped to little of the horrible cut scenes. Jumped out of joy when they finally did!
And Yeh Mike is awesome in explaining games to new folks :)
Posted by laserfrog

Everytime Mike is on a quicklook he get's better and better. Goodjob!

Posted by WinterSnowblind

Really enjoyed this QL, good job guys. 

Unfortunately, I only recently bought Settlers VI when it was on sale, and it doesn't run so great on my PC, so I don't really like my chances with this one.  For now I'll stick with Anno 1404 (Dawn of Discovery).  I still need to get the Venice expansion for that.

Posted by Daveyo520

This game looks cool.
Posted by FireSketch

Loving the DaveMikeVinny Looks, keep them coming! :)

Posted by Jeremy_x

Loved how stoked Dave was about this game. Settlers 2 bring back a lot of childhood memories...
Posted by sheira

Man i loved settlers 2, but i can hardly remember anything from that game. I started playing this and felt totally unknown and different :-/ Guess i'll need to "learn" it from scratch.

Posted by MagikGimp

Do you place roads which have different gradients (red to green)? Oldskool bro.

Posted by PassiveKaerenai

As you wish, Mike.

Posted by KookKui

Love the Mike+Dave+Vinny QLs! And I think Mike does really well on these. :)

Posted by Onno10

So it's like black and white 2? Sold!

Posted by Milkman

Mike-Vinny-Dave quick looks are second only to Ryan-Vinny quick looks.

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Posted by 34wsdfsdfwe
@VonSoot said:
" (...) the experience was akin to a German man walking up to me with a riddle and whilst trying to figure out the riddle sticking his cock in my eye. "
 
 
Hate it when that happens, and it's the reason I don't travel to Germany anymore.
Posted by jkz

I love the Mike+Dave+Vinny QLs. Mike seems to be a good choice for Strategy games, since he clearly is more knowledgeable than most (except, perhaps, for Dave).

Posted by SubwayD

I tried the demo in hopes that it'd be like the city building from the Black & White games, only without the constant worry of looking afer a virtual pet. Turns out it's a crap load more complex than I was willing to deal with. 
Still, looks like a good game if you can get your head around it. Mike must be real smart.

Posted by lordofultima

It's "OUU-BEE"

Posted by mrfluke

that picture is misleading, i wouldnt have expected this game to be a rts. love your guys commentary on stuff but rts games are not for me

Edited by buckybit

Wow. I never expected them doing a Settler Quick Look - kudos.  Those Strategy game reviews need their own trademark. Awesome fun :)
 
But, honestly - sitting between Dave & Vinny I would go nuts. 
 
Here's a fun trivia. In Europe you had two sorts of Monasteries: Beer or Wine Monasteries. There are even rare maps where a monk would chose his pilgrimage to Jerusalem or Lourdes or Rome stopping at the Monastery of his taste.  
 
I would debate Dave's taste of German games, but it would be unfair. I live in Germany now for too long.

Posted by PillClinton

whoa...this looks crazy boring...

Posted by Arrested_Developer

It's "You-be-soft" as in ubiquitous, Kotaku did a story on their name's pronunciation a couple years ago.

Posted by mythrol

Mike / Dave / Vinny. I usually LOVE your QL's. They've all been enjoyable and interesting. . .But this QL SUCKED.
 
I'm sorry guys. There was FAR too much menu diving and not enough of doing actual stuff. The point of a QL shouldn't be to explain every single game play mechanic, but to give us a general overview and show us an actual game. 
 
Sorry. I have to give this a thumbs down. Keep making QL's. I love the trio, just this was the worst one so far. :(

Edited by Max_Hydrogen

Here's how we pronounce Ubisoft in Montréal:
 
(This comment field doesn't seem to support the IPA so I'll have to be descriptive.)
 
The only difference is the U and O and the intonation. The U is a high front rounded vowel (IPA: y), if you do not know how to pronounce this phoneme then make the sound eeee and round your lips as if to kiss someone; this is a close approximation.
 
The O is a lax low back unrounded vowel (IPA: Backward crescent), try making The Simpsons' mayor Quimby's aw sound but not as low, relax the muscles that tense up your vocal folds and reduce tongue root advancement.    

The stress is falls on the ultimate syllable.

Posted by MeruFM

Very interesting game. I thought it was just an Anno ripoff but I guess this series really shows itself with the neutral capture regions in a single game. Kinda like a Sins of a Solar Empire crossed with Anno. 
 
Unfortunately, for those people who are saying this QL was too much menu searching, that is the majority of the gameplay in these games. Even when going into late game with multiple towns points captured and trade routes setup, it'll just be a bunch of clicking and scrolling through menus to see what resources are low or what items to trade. I imagine lots of zooming out to see the over world map.

Posted by White

The box art looks like a far cry from the pixar-ish CG.

Posted by fastkilr

Game just doesn't seem to lend itself well to Quick Looks, might have to skip it.

Posted by MeatSim

All this complexity and menus are not for me.

Posted by artofwar420

I didn't think so, but I kinda want this.

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Posted by corum

It hurts how giant bomb kinda sucks at showing rts games :(  
First Majesty 2, TA2, now Settlers 7...

Posted by masterpaperlink

Yay another mike, dave and vinny QL

Posted by dantebk

This game looks like it would be incredibly frustrating.

Posted by SunKing

Oh, this is the game that requires the always-online Internet connection to play it, isn't it? No sale, Ubisoft.

Posted by pLa
@gbrading said:

It's Ubisoft, and it uses the criminal Online Services Platform DRM. I shall not be playing it.  [...]

 
agreed.
As a consumer, I will let my wallet express my disapprobation. Thanks, but no thanks Ubisoft.
(very nice art style though)
Posted by Sarumarine
@White said:
" The box art looks like a far cry from the pixar-ish CG. "
Yeah, it's kind of awesome and also false advertising. It would be awesome if other games got the super-realistic awesome combat box art... like Pokemon. Or Banjo Kazooie. Or Mario.
Posted by Baal_Sagoth

"What's your exit strategy?" :D 
Great Quick Look. Actually quite informative and very funny.

Posted by nekoNari

This game looks really, really, really interesting! Too bad my computer is a junk and will never run this kind of game. ... And there's that Ubisoft DRM thing, too... :(
Posted by Slab64
@SubwayD said:
"Mike must be real smart. "
He IS! He's one of the Top Men!
Posted by Nilazz

The wall seed!

Posted by toast_burner

Game looks good. It's a shame it has UBI's DRM.

Posted by Senate4242

Very interesting game, thanks for the quicklook. Unfortunately, I will pass because of the DRM.

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