Reviews for Anno 2070 (NA)
Great ideas, passable executionpickelsurprise | March 21, 2014 | See all pickelsurprise's reviews »
This was the first RTS game I played in a long time. I used to live on Age Of Empires 2 back in the day, but then more modern strategy games like StarCraft drove me away from the genre with their hyper-fast gameplay. It just wasn't for me. Then, Anno 2070 came along. There have been several games in the Anno franchise, but this was the first one for me, and it immediately drew me in with its great atmosphere and more relaxed emphasis on city building over combat.
There were a few ups and downs, but overall I have enjoyed my experience with this game. My only major complaint was that there is basically no tutorial within the game itself. The campaign does teach you a little bit, but overall it assumes you already know too much about how to play. You will be better served watching tutorials on youtube, and thankfully there are several good ones.
Otherwise, the only other reason I can't rate this game higher is because it didn't hold my interest for quite as long as I'd hoped. I've logged around 34 hours, completing maybe half the campaign and a few random maps. Eventually I grew bored of it, but that's not to say I'll never play it again. The graphics are amazing, there are a lot of little things to take care of in gameplay, and for the most part none of it is frustrating. Plus, best of all in my opinion, is that you actually have the time to kick back and admire your epic cities.
If you want an engrossing, futuristic city-builder, definitely pick this up.
I Wanted to Like this Gameuntitled36 | Jan. 17, 2014 | See all untitled36's reviews »
I love economic sims. I enjoy Tropico, the old Impressions games, Sim City and its derivatives, but the Anno games just never really did it for me. You spend more time driving around your scout ship or transports, and less time actually managing your city. There are some nice ideas in Anno 2070. You get to pick your allegiance to some degree, and earn rewards based on your style of play. But really, the game just doesn't hold my attention with the pointless fetch quests. Fetch Quests are bad enough in an RPG, why do you want to put them in my economic sim? That said, the gameplay itself is ok when you are actually managing your city. There's limited space for your buildings so you have to play it smart. But overall it just didn't grab me.
Great economic strategysaojoao | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all saojoao's reviews »
The Anno franchise took us into different places and periods, but it has always been one of the best and most interesting economic strategies. Anno 2070 takes us into the future, where we'll be building our empire and managing (sometimes even micro-managing) it. The economic model presented in this game is great, and it develops what we know from the previous Anno games. The game must be one of the best recently released economic empire-building games. And if you manage to get the full pack, with all the expansions and DLCs, don't hesitate and get it, as they're more than just cosmetic changes. They expand or improve the game, which is very good already.