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Anno 1404 – Conclusion

Well-made game. Although there wasn’t multiplayer, I still had a great time spending hours squeezing as much resource buildings and residents onto islands, distracted as I was from the main quest line for most of the gameplay. Yes, it was that captivating; just like the good ol’ Sim City back in the day.
Beautiful music, decent voice acting, and nice graphics put this game at one of my best in economy-based games. Its expansion, Anno 1404:Venice brings the multiplayer feature into the game, and that’s awesome (and expected).

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Anno 1404

Anno 1404, AKA Dawn of Discovery, is an RTS game, focusing more on economy micro-management. When the game started up, I was amazed at the awesome orchestral soundtrack. Heck, I was more fascinated by the music than the game at that point. Not only does it have a captivating BGM, its graphics were smooth as baby’s skin. Designers incorporated still images that shift in front of each other to create that 3D effect, which was pretty cool to look at. Minor details were inserted tactfully, such as the smoke from a cigar, sounds of seagulls, splashes as a ship cuts through the water, etc. Off the bat, this game is gonna be good….really good.