Summary: It is a slow paced game but is still so neat to build a city, trade supplies, and produce your own economic empire. I have been a ANNO game fan since I bought the older 1602 game over a decade ago. Newer graphics and a quest line makes this a better game and more fun that the older ones. Also works on newer computers better than the older ones.
Summary: I really wanted to find a game like Rise of Nations. While this game is fun. I have 15 hours invested into one game already, and still no where near completion. More like Sim City then a true Real Time Strategy game.
Summary: I got this game for a few dollars on sale. I only played for a few days, but I still consider it a great purchase and a great experience to have played it. Pros: -Great Graphics -Good Interface -Solid Gameplay Cons: -A lot of micro-managing trade and resources - eventually caused me to quit in frustration. -Most scenarios are pointless.
Summary: ...and people were eager to explore, for adventure, for glory and fame, for honor, for religion. It's the age of true adventure, and this game does a good job at showing all that had to go and be done to be able to set sail and discover the world, and the what had to be managed in a way or another when landfall or contact with other people or civilization was made. It's fun, and especially amazing for history buffs.
Summary: I am trying to get the base game to work so I can learn that one first but I can only get the Venice exp pack to play....so, I am not sure of a rating yet...if anyone has advice on this issue, please let me know. When I click on the base game, it does nothing. Only when I click on the Venice icon does that one play. update...got it to work! Excellent game but needs a tad better tutorial.
Summary: This game is pretty cool. I had no issues downloading from Amazon and no issues installing on my Windows 7 Pc. I found the game to be addicting. I think it took me 10 hours to finish one scenario. You focus mostly on building your economy by growing resources and trading with your other towns or other players. As your towns grow in population you gain access to new products to grow, mine, or build. Not a whole lot of warring although there is some.
Summary: The game is great. My wife especially loves it because she enjoys the tedium of micromanagement. For $20, you'll get plenty of entertainment hours from it. But, make sure that your ready to invest the hours into getting familiar with the mechanics and the resource tree. My only complaint is that the gold edition is only available via download. This means that we don't have a disc that we can sell later.
Summary: I have played previous versions of this game - 1704. I enjoy this because you can downgrade the fighting. I like to BUILD. So, this is my game of choice. Previously I would not have bought a downloadable game but it went smooth and painless. Truth is, it was nice not to wait for "Snail mail" to play. I played within a few hours of buying the game.
Summary: Had prior versions of this game. This one has more options and chalanges. Like the game because it does not require building for war. Each selection has a pro and con as to how the game will continue. The only problem is that it is a 32bit version and cannot access all the memory in a 64 bit computer. While I have 4 meg, it is only using 2 meg.