@mrcellophane Hey there. I have never played ANY of the other Anno games, even though I enjoyed the first one, will have to check them out. I think you would enjoy Banished, it is equal in its degree of tranquillity and yet still a fun game to play
I have just started playing it. Some of the puzzles are a tad moronic I found (use the mouse to retrieve the pantaloons for example) but I absolutely adore the art style, reminds me of The Curse of Monkey Island, my favourite adventure. I also was not keen on Sadwick's voice at first but it is starting to grow on me as well. I had not problems with bugs or glitches so far, then again, maybe the version that is available on Steam as of now is fixed.
Big ambitious RPG from a mid-tier developer that has never worked with the genre before... I wouldn't get my hopes up too much.
Hmm... they have been around since 1997 and made games like F.E.A.R. I think this is their first major title for WB Games ever since making them their publisher, so the pressure is up. I have been disappointed by almost all LOTR games, such as War in the North which was just a generic Smash Em up with some LOTR pasted on it to sell it.
So many games add more content and expansions quickly, that I usually wait for the whole shebang to be released and then buy it. For example, I have only just bought Borderlands 2 plus all the DLC, because I cant be bothered to go and get all the DLC as it comes out.