HookedGamer writes: "I remember many a sunrise after a long night of playing The Settlers. The game was in a league on its own when it came out back in 1992, mixing Real-Time Strategy with production chains that had never been done before. I have played every Settlers game since and witnessed its decline from being one of the best strategy franchises out there to the insignificant blip on the radar that was Settlers 6. I had all but written the game off until the first footage of Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gave me hope of a true revival of the series. That revival, I am happy to report, did indeed arrive and in many ways BlueByte took the game back to its roots, adding many modern day features to make the game live up to today's expectations."