Summary: I love these type of games (city builders) anyway, but this game is sooo much fun for multiple reasons. 1) It is very deep. Need to build a lot of different production buildings on islands you need to discover (or take over by force) and ship things around. Anything goes wrong, your production grinds to a halt and your population gets very upset. There is a north and south in this game with different vegetation, resources and production.
Summary: I bought this assuming that the base game would be included in it. However, all I got was the Venice expansion pack. I ended up buying Dawn of Discovery from another retailer and loved it, but this so-called Gold Edition did not deliver as promised.
Summary: This game is absolute beauty. The last time I have played a game based on the economy and trading was years ago, when I played Caesar III. Where was that game? Where do we stand in the game industry now? Huge improvements in graphics and music. The first time I played Dawn of Discovery as a demo, I listened to the music and instantly thought "wow this must have been recorded live at a studio". And it was indeed.
Summary: I absolutely love this style of game (similar in style to SimCity, Caesar III, or Tropico). It involves building colonies from scratch and starting with few resources and a handful of settlers, then slowly building up resources, obtaining new settlers, managing the needs of your citizens, establishing trade routes, and ultimately building an empire.