I've been toying with the idea of getting this one throughout the steam sale. It goes on sale for 20 bucks every so often and keep sitting on the fence. I played the demo and it was pretty fun. I've watched the quicklook twice and it looks intriguing, but I still can't decide. Anyone out there who can really recommend it to me. Or, is anyone out there completely against it and would like to tell me that?
Think this title is worth 20 bucks?
It was the first city building game I tried and I had a great time with it. Unfortunately from what I remember the GB quick look didn't do it justice. The guys didn't seem to have any idea what they were doing, but in their defense, it can be a difficult game to break into. I found Youtube to be very helpful in choosing to buy or not and after purchase, tips on how to play. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYFLhADYd3k Hope it helps.
It's a pretty simple and fairly unique city-building game, and all those BlueByte strategy games are well made with great mechanics. I think there's probably a lot of value in the game for 20 bucks. I've been meaning to spend more time with it myself, but other games were getting in the way. Played a couple of hours and it made a good first impression. It's a good looking game as well; menus seemed pretty sleek.
It is a great city building/supply chain management game that is pretty chill. Unfortunately it has a minor military element just like Anno 1404, but it isn't big enough to be a turn off. The games always have really great music and look pretty as well. I loved Anno 1404. It turned into my chill game where SimCity 4 used to be. Anno 2070 is basically the same game but with the sci-fi/future aesthetic instead of the new world.
Check it out on youtube to see what you think if you need more information. They do include a skirmish mode so you have plenty to do after you finish the campaign. In fact the campaign usually just serves as a tutorial more or less. I really grew to like the games personally.
So basically figure out if you like the games, and from that point figure out if you like a sci-fi look more than the look of the 1400s.
It's essentially a palette swap of 1404 except without the charm.
Oh sure, there's a few new things such as going underwater, but it's hardly game changing. It's fun enough, sure, but I never clicked with it the same way I did with 1404. Something about the setting there just makes that game easier to like then the futuristic setting of 2070. I mean, this game is just a whole lot greyer then 1404. It feels like they dragged a slider down somewhere to remove all the vibrant colours, because everything is grey in the future.
I'd go for 1404 and see how well you like that first.
I ended up snagging it, thanks to all you duders giving input! I'm planning on having a beer or two, or perhaps a Cuba Libre and build myself a futuristic city. The 1404 folks, I'm gonna most likely end up getting that down the road if I dig the feel of 2070. I love historical and sci-fi settings so, if the gameplay fits I'll have to play both.
EDIT: Question: ANSWERED. Discussion on 1404 vs. 2070 can rage onwards, if you really want to say something further I guess.
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