By Craig Pearson on May 15th, 2013 at 8:00 am.
Hey, everyone! What’s free and now available to everyone with an internet connection? Hang on, my phone’s ringing… What? She’s crying! You’re right, I should stop and think before posting open-ended questions to a popular website. No, I guess I didn’t think it through. Look, Dad, there’s no smoke withou – okay! Jeez. Tell her I’m sorry. Hey, everyone! What game’s now free and now available to everyone with an internet connection? Everyone answering Anno Online, I appreciate your ability to see past a “your mother” joke. You’ve made a retirement age lady very happy.
Now I’ve not played Anno Online, but I don’t need to. Not when we have Richard “Guns And Anno” Cobbett on the case. His early look at it last year raised a few concerns, though he also didn’t damn it. It’s probably a tough game to read when the part of it where you pay money hasn’t been enabled, though that has since been unlocked. Anyway, the economic city-builder is now open to all. If you’ve been looking for a browser-set game of ports and money, of settlements and civic duty, then it’s free and easy to get into. Oh god, there goes my phone again.
As an aside, when being shouted at by an angry Scottish person, you really need to listen out for the difference between “Anno” and “I know”.