Conclusion: So… if building a successful city takes very little planning and money is never in short supply, the Societal Energies will make things more difficult, right? Well, no. I am sorry to say that the Energies are really nothing more than resources and gathering them is no challenge at all. And that sums up the entire game. Sim City Societies offers very little challenge. Even in the standard game mode, it feels like you are playing in sandbox mode.
Conclusion: Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is an excellent example of what third-party Japanese games can accomplish on the Xbox 360. The game will definitely be the dominant flight game across all the consoles for the foreseeable future, that is until Ace Combat 7 arrives. But until then, those looking for a solid, fun flight sim that has great potential to stay on your shelf for a long time look no further.
Summary: Become a discoverer and experience the adventure of a lifetime. Weigh anchor, sail the seven seas, explore new continents and foreign cultures. Demonstrate your strategic skills, business acumen and diplomatic finesse. Revel in the jubilant cheers of your people – but don't disappoint them!
Excerpt: I had pretty high hopes for 1701 A.D., given that you were colonizing a new world in the 17th and 18th centuries. I guess I had visions of Civilization dancing in my head. And while 1701, the sequel of sorts to 1602 A.D., did not really disappoint, it also did nothing that I had not seen a million times before.
Excerpt: 1701 AD may appear to be an RTS game, but at its heart it is an economic simulator. Set in the early 18th Century a tropical sea inspired by the Caribbean, the game challenges you to build a viable network of colonies while keeping rival nations at bay. If you’re looking for an Age of Empires style experience here you’ll be vastly disappointed, but if you enjoy building up a city and keeping its economy humming then 1701 AD just may be the game for you.
Excerpt: Based on the date, the galleon on the box cover, and the pirate craze that's taken over pop culture thanks to a certain Captain Jack Sparrow, it's easy to think that 1701 A.D. is about flying the Jolly Roger on the Spanish Main. So you might be crestfallen to hear that this is actually a historical city builder that concentrates on the economic side of developing Caribbean colonies at the dawn of the 18th century.
Pros: Strikes a nice balance between hands-on gaming and micromanagement, Intuitive interface, Wide range of scenarios and open-ended continuous play mode, Tutorials cover just about everything that the game has to offer
Cons: Too much emphasis on unsatisfying combat, No one playing the game online
Summary: Достоинства подчеркнуты, часть
недостатков благополучно утоплена
в морях. Особенно приятно, что игра
лишена некоторой доли занудства,
Иначе говоря, 1701 A.D. — один
из немногих примеров удачного
развития стратегической серии.
Summary: Здесь нет места скуке и раздражению, и каждый новый час, прожитый в колониальном мире, раскрывает его с новой стороны. Простая на первый взгляд экономическая стратегия, не лишенная некоторых недостатков, прямо на глазах превращается в современную классику. У нее в запасе всегда есть нечто такое, что может удивить или даже разозлить, но никогда не заставит скучать и никого не оставит равнодушным.