Summary: Dawn of Discovery, previously known as Anno 1404, is an RTS and simulation that gives gamers the opportunity to explore new civilizations and build their own empire like never before through the immersive action of the Wiimote and the DS stylus.
Conclusion: Yet again, a game on the Wii that looks to be well below my level of interest surprises by focusing on the gameplay and implementing solid, intuitive controls. That it's extremely accessible thanks to the tutorial-on-steroids story mode is just another feather in the Wii's something for everyone...
Excerpt: When Dawn of Discovery arrived at HonestGamers headquarters in two forms--one for Wii and one for the DS--I was thrilled. I like games about the age of exploration, I like building ships and I like colonizing.
Summary: Set in a bright, idealized version of the 1400s, Dawn of Discovery is a charming game of exploration and city building, with mechanics that are straightforward enough for anyone to grasp yet complex enough to stay satisfying in the long term.
Pros: Smart interface gives you easy access to all your structures, Production flows are satisfying without being overly complex, Achievement system provides fun additional goals to strive for, Appealing visual style and music
Cons: Lack of clear information regarding supply and demand can lead to frustration, Combat is too simple