Has anyone tried this game yet?

#1 Posted by JCTango (1365 posts) -

I haven't tried any of the franchise's previous titles, but this one looks pretty interesting to me. Has anyone tried it yet? I think it came out not too long ago; if so, is it any good?

Anyone know if this one has any co-op campaigns?

#2 Posted by Murdouken (709 posts) -

I tried the demo, which is available here. http://www.gamershell.com/news_128212.html

It seems pretty cool, but not all that different to Anno 1404 in anything but aesthetic which obviously isn't a problem for you.

#3 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

I played a few hours of the full game at a friends house and the demo really doesn't do the game justice. It's basically the first two tutorial missions when the real game is much deeper. If you like deep, slow city management games then you'll enjoy this. The futuristic setting and the two different factions make it a much different game to the other ones.

#4 Posted by DeeGee (2144 posts) -

... this game came out?

*goes to buy it*

#5 Posted by eroticfishcake (7787 posts) -

I've tried the demo and my impressions are that it's quite similar to the previous game, Anno 1404. Which certainly isn't a bad thing since I consider it to be one of the best management games in years.. I'll buy a copy of it later this week but from I can tell the whole eco theme looks really cool. Hoping for a QL. 'CAUSE ALL THE COOL GUYS DO QUICKLOOKS AMIRITE?!

#6 Posted by The_Drizzle (624 posts) -

@Murdouken said:

I tried the demo, which is available here. http://www.gamershell.com/news_128212.html

It seems pretty cool, but not all that different to Anno 1404 in anything but aesthetic which obviously isn't a problem for you.

Is there anyway to play the demo without having to unzip it? I've dl'ed trial versions of winzip so many times the exe won't boot up when i re-download it. I'm just concerned it wont run on my laptop i have a intel core 2 duo p8600 @ 2.4 ghz, 4 gigs of ram, and a ati mobility radeon HD 4670. Does anyone know if this will be fine to run it?

#7 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

1404 was an amazing game, so yeah, if it's similar to that, it's definitely a worthwhile purchase.

For me, it's unfortunately just another game that came out during the very busy November period..

#8 Posted by bogdanius (4 posts) -

Own a copy and already sank few hours into it.

Hard to say if it's better than anno 1404. Personally I preffered setting of previous games. You can really feel difference between two factions: Ecos are more dependand on good ecology, but that leads to higher maintenance because you have to build buildings that upkeep it (ecology) in good shape. Plus they're buildings are less productive. On other hand people are more easier satisfied you have less accidents on factories, but overall I think they're harder to play. Tycoons aren't so much dependant on ecology and they can create more efficent ways of obtaining resources (ecos for example can get coal only from mines while tycoons can use rotatory excavators to dig at any desired place) plus there's underwater construction. You can also now influence people via mass media (types of influence are for example: "increase taxes income, slowdown population increase"

All in all I think game is more complex than previous entry but I think I miss old setting so much. But interestingly enough when you're already in game you forgot all that and simply can't get enough of game

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