Summary: I like this game but is nearly identical to "1701". I would feel I wasted my money except that this was a download and easier to access than getting my "1701" disc out etc Download and install: no difficulties; program runs fine too My system is getting out of date and still no problems.
Summary: This is a good game, but as many have noted, you will likely only be able to play the Venice expansion. The patch mentioned elsewhere doesn't mitigate an unexpected error 13:6, apparently the result of UBISoft software protection. Still, the Venice game is great, but was disappointed that I couldn't play the original version. Caveat Emptor.
Summary: This is of course an older strategy type game, which appeals to older people with OCD. It loaded and ran well on Windows 7, although it's designed OS was XP. There is essentially no manual. Ubisoft assumes you have played previous games in the series, or that you will consult the various Internet forums to figure out how to play the thing. As always, Ubisoft customer service is worthless. I usually play the campaigns, or the set challenges that are included.
Summary: We're back in a time of ship trade and exploration. You are given a land by higher powers and told to create, build and most importantly, discover. And so I did. I created a solid city that was able to support itself (minus outside luxury goods needed) I continued to explore and expand. Moving South I found the orient and his lands.
Karl Morgan "Karl J. Morgan, sci-fi and fanta..., Amazon
23 March 2012
Summary: Dawn of Discovery is a good game. I am more of a casual gamer, trying to have fun rather than beating anything or anyone. The graphics on the game are stunning. The premise is simple enough, and is fun to play along with for a while. After some time, it does become quite repetitive. You have to find the correct resources for your population to move from peasants to citizens to patricians to nobles. As you do that from island to island, it becomes more and more redundant.