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Posts tagged “Anno 1404”

Feature: Mayors, tycoons, farmers, wardens, despots and demons

The 20 best management games on PC

Base-building is de rigueur these days, what with all those survival games, Minecraft, Fallout 4 and now Fortnite, but before all that we had tiny top-down or isometric worlds in which we diligently built cities and dungeons and theme parks and rail networks. The central appeal of management games was and is that they give us an idealised sense of what it is like to…

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Ve(ry)nice To See Anno-ther Game

The solid and satisfying medieval city-building and trading sequel from earlier this year is going to get an expansion in February 2010. "Venice" will include a new Venetian faction, and an accompanying infiltration and sabotage feature set. What's probably more exciting for existing Anno 1404 (Dawn of Discovery in North America) players is that it also features eight-player co-op and versus multiplayer for the sandbox…

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Wot I Think: Anno 1404: Dawn Of Discovery

Sea-trading city-builder Anno 1404 (or Dawn Of Discovery in North America) has sailed into our critical harbour to unload large bales of real-time medieval economics. Will it attract gaming patricians? Or could it simply be a peasant's hovel furnished with old-school resource management? Here's Wot I Think.

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Desert Island Discoveries: Anno 1404 Demo

So, I've been sitting and reviewing Anno all day on the Wii, where I found myself unfeasibly amused by being repeatedly told to pay the herb tribute to the king, which sounds like some fascinating kind of drug-dealing slang. I come upstairs and find that the big-boy pants version of Anno 1404 (aka Dawn of Discovery in the US) has just released its demo. It's…

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So Anyway, Dawn of Discovery Looks Intricate

I just realised that we've barely paid any attention to Dawn Of Discovery, which is the historical city-forging management sequel ANNO 1404 for us Europeans. Presumably Americans need something that ties into the whole colonial history/discover of America thing to make sense of it, eh? [This bit is where I am poking fun at pointless rebranding exercises, HAHA.] Whatever the naming foolery, it's looking rather…

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Pretending To Be In Germany: GC Round-up #1

Annoyingly we're not at this year's Leipzig Games Convention, because we're a) stupid b) poor c) lazy and d) unfit for public consumption. We did intend to be, but things fall apart, the centre of PC game blogging cannot hold. But let's pretend. Imagine we are actually there, and the list of links below is actually stuff we've seen and written ourselves. It'll be fun!

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