Summary: Dawn of Discovery is a great little game when you want to create something a little different from Sim City. You can play it as a game or simply create your civilization at the difficulty level that's comfortable for you. It's best if you play it as a game first--they take you through a tutorial that way and you can figure out how to get to various city levels and it helps show how certain additions do what to and for your emerging civilization.
Summary: I must admit I am sad to see this game being offered at such a low price. Obviously this is because the game is selling so poorly. I happened to purchase this a few months ago and paid thirty dollars, and after playing it for several days I realized it is one of the few Wii games I would pay $50 for. Dawn of Discovery is a charming, yet challenging game. If you love SimCity or Civilization type games you will feel right at home. Two modes can be played in this game.
Summary: This game won't be for everyone. It's not the best graphically. The music is OK, but repetitious. The storyline is just passable. However, it's still very fun if you like city-building type games, which I do. The main storyline slowly teaches you how to build up your city from a tiny settlement to a large metropolis by utilizing different building materials, luxury items for your citizens and more involved technologies and buildings.
Tremendous fun and value in a beautiful, safe, and inexpensive package
G. Hartley, Amazon
20 July 2009
Summary: I stared at this title for months before finally deciding to purchase it. You may read other reviews for the details of gameplay, etc. I just want to list some pros and cons I have not seen others mention: Pros 1. SENSE OF HISTORICAL SPACE. This game's not based on actual history, but there are certainly historical principles illustrated and the game is true to those principles. I also like that it is not futurized like most games.
Summary: First, I have to say I got this game for $19.82 on Walmart.com after a quick price check before purchasing it on Amazon. For a $20 game it is amazing. I have no prior experience with the series, but it has hooked me in and made me a fan. It is weird social/economic simulator with odd characters filling the various roles. The voice acting is pretty good (Patrick Stewart as the king?) and the graphics are sharp (I'm using a 480p cable) for a Wii game.
Summary: I apologize for any grammar mistakes. I tried to catch them all but it was late when I wrote this. Dawn of Discovery is one of the latest offering in the Anno series (the true name of the series). This version was built from the ground up for the Wii and not a port from an established game or it's DS or PC sibling (also called Dawn of Discovery but it's original title is Anno 1401). As result its controls are completely natural.