Excerpt: Date: 1/25/2007 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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: 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.
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
Excerpt: Kaum eine andere Manager-Serie hat so viele Höhen und Tiefen erlebt wie 'Anstoss' – von sensationell bis extrem bugverseucht war schon alles dabei. Mit dem neuen 'Anstoss 2006' will Ascaron nun endlich alles richtig machen und scheute nicht vor einer Präsentation im heimischen Gütersloh zurück, wo...
Excerpt: Sie sind unvermeidlich und gehören einfach zur Szene: die jährlichen Sportspiel-Updates. Auch die ‘Anstoss’-Reihe macht da keine Ausnahme, weshalb im Februar 'Anstoss 2006' für den PC auf den Markt kommen soll. Erstmals mit von der Partie: der schon lange geforderte LAN-Modus.