Anno 1404: Venice (Dawn of Discovery: Venice)

review: This expansion brings on few new (Build two new Venetian ship types) trinkets to an already good game. First off you get (small and big tradesman cog) the italians who are out to backstab and spy on people. This has it’s merit (develop secret cabinets) as it’s nice to intice revolts in other peoples lands. Not a lot of new building choices though and no new (influence in the cities) campaign. It has some decent scenarios that will keep you busy for a bit (choose to play versus or co-op) but not 4 a game with some much content i did expect more. For instance (combining your techniques) why they did not have an entire new civilization to build on (up to 8 players) with new resources is beyond me. The maps could have been changed (60 new items) up a little some ice lands or jungle or something might (300 new quests) have added some flavour to the pot…

Game Details:
Platform: PC
Genre: Strategy
Styles: City Building Simulation
Developer:Related Designs
Release: Feb 26, 2010
Controls: Keyboard/Mouse

summary: New Venetian setting: The rich Dawn of Discovery environment is complemented with a new Venetian setting offering new possibilities of interaction: Build two new Venetian ship types: the small and big tradesman cog. Develop secret cabinets, infiltrate your enemies and sabotage their expansion. Multiplayer: Play Dawn of Discovery online in multiplayer mode: Choose to play versus or co-op to defeat the AI by combining your techniques. Up to 8 players. New Challenges and Quests: Up to 60 new items and 300 new quests with two new types: trading race and ship boarding. Discover and exploit a new type of island, the Volcano island. New scenarios to face new challenges with new achievements, medals and crests. [Ubisoft]

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