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arioch21
10-27-06, 06:28 AM
has any other city building game fan checked out this game ?. Seen the demo on fileplanet and decided to give it a try and I gotta say this is a sleeper to me, the game is fantastic imo and best city building game ive tried so far this year. Ive never heard of this series before (Anno 1602 and 1503) but man im glad I decided to give this one a shot, it just made my pre-order list. Check out the demo if interested has a decent tutorial for newcomers.

1701 A.D. (Anno 1701) HD Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=12615&type=mov&pl=game)

Becoming
10-27-06, 07:06 AM
The demo rocked. I'm not even into these types of games all that much, but I played the demo up to the time limit like three times last weekend. It's very good.

arioch21
10-27-06, 08:47 AM
the time limit even though it was 90min sure made me want to play it more lol, damn tease ;p, some screenies.

http://www.sunflowers.de/gfx/games/anno1701/scr_anno_006.jpg

http://www.sunflowers.de/gfx/games/anno1701/scr_anno_005.jpg

http://www.sunflowers.de/gfx/games/anno1701/scr_anno_001.jpg

http://www.sunflowers.de/gfx/games/anno1701/scr_anno_002.jpg

CaptNKILL
10-27-06, 08:53 AM
Wow, thats a hell of a pretty game... are those all real time and fully 3d? I love the depth of field effect.

I might have to try this out if there is a demo... just to look at it. :)

arioch21
10-27-06, 08:59 AM
yup real time 3d :) check out the trailer, there is a postcard key where you get that view in the game and has depth of field effect :) fileplanet and gamespot have the demo, sure other places aswell. :)

Becoming
10-27-06, 10:00 AM
I found it quite addictive. It was totally under my radar until someone elsewhere mentioned the demo and I tried it. Now I'm pretty sure I'll be picking it up on release.

kev13dd
10-27-06, 03:20 PM
What game type is this? Sim City type stuff? Or more RTS... from the trailer I assume Sim City... so what makes it so much special? Just the graphics?

K

Becoming
10-27-06, 05:17 PM
Well it's more interesting than Sim City to me, because you start on an island and there are other islands to find once you get a ship. There can also be other AI people on some of the islands such as traders, pirates, or other settlements that you can setup diplomacy with or trade with. You can also setup things of your own on unpopulated islands (for example to grow a crop/produce a product that you can't grow on your original island) and setup a trade route with yourself to import those goods, which may and probably is cheaper than buying it from a trader.

There's a whole lot of depth sitting there and the interface is very good at letting your know what you need to know without getting too cluttered and annoying.

There is some sort of multiplayer component also, but I haven't tried that so I can't comment on how it works.

arioch21
10-27-06, 10:32 PM
What game type is this? Sim City type stuff? Or more RTS... from the trailer I assume Sim City... so what makes it so much special? Just the graphics?

K

all depends, this kinda game attracts people who like to city build mainly, the ability to run a city from early settlers to are more modern civ, but this game has a nice balance of dealing with economics and diplomacy, exploring the rest of the world as you have to find other continents to take advantage of its resources before anyone else does, not to mention dealing with pirates as you set up trade routes. You also get missions from traders to recover cargo or treasures, hunt down pirates..etc and they give you rewards for your efforts. Other civ's might not like who your trading with and might declare war on you for helping other civ they dont like. You can set resources for sale and ships will visit your port and buy what you have or sell to you what you need, the game offers alot of depth.

all in all its a nice, fun time killer lol :D

kev13dd
11-02-06, 12:42 PM
After trying the demo the game gets a thumbs up from me. When I tried the game initially with the demo the only thing I did was build armies since that's what I love about RTS. But by about the 5th playthrough of the demo I actually didn't have a single military unit but instead spent 90 minutes trying to build an economy that was in the green... for about 2 minutes I had an income of 5...

And to think I've only played the demo... an actual game would take probably an entire day just for one single game of continuous play... weekends will never be the same...

I love this game! My roommate actually is begging me to let him play it. It's addicting, the graphics are AMAZING even on my FX5900, and its easily the best sim game I've ever played. And that means a lot- even Jurassic Park sim city couldn't claim that spot

K

arioch21
11-02-06, 03:39 PM
I pre-ordered it, one of my fav games of the year :) and only played the demo lol