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ANNO 1701: Dawn of Discovery DS Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: So you’ve eaten your fill of Diner Dash. You couldn’t care less for Touch Darts. You’ve had it up to here with Dr Kawashima and his friggin’ obsession with your frontal lobes. Where are all the games, you ask? The games, with their stats and labyrinthine interfaces and decidedly un-hip narrative focus? What price a proper video gaming experience in this touchy-feely post-Warioware age? Despair not, ye zealots, for the cavalry is a-coming.
Excerpt: In the wake of Sim City DS comes another, altogether less serious city builder in the shape of Anno 1701. That isn't to say that Anno lacks comparable depth; rather it just concerns itself with more humble pursuits. While Sim City stuck to its proven formula of graphs and statistics detailing everything from politics and commerce through to pollution and infrastructure, Anno 1701 focuses its attentions on the production of bread, wood, tea and the like.
Conclusion: For our money, ANNO 1701 is the best management sim so far for DS. Building a town from scratch is a rich, rewarding experience that grows with each new structure uncovered or mysterious island discovered. What’s more, thanks to its beautifully implemented interface, it’s especially well-suited to quick on-the-move game sessions.
Excerpt: Det kan undre, at der er så få strategispil til Nintendo DS, for maskinen passer rigtigt godt til genren. Det kan også undre, at når der så endelig kommer et, så er det en konvertering af et PC-spil. I tilfældet Anno 1701 mærkes det dog slet ikke som et problem.
Summary: Columbus tog tilløbsstykket allerede i 1492 ved at finde det kontinent, som vi i dag alle kender som Amerika. I år 1701 er der stadig nye uopdagede områder, som nu kan koloniseres på Nintendo DS.