In the press area of Ubisoft, a brave product manager is preparing to commit the irreparable. In full gamescom, facing a dozen journalists with sharp teeth, he will do it. Without bending the knee or lowering his gaze, he will frankly say what others will make up their entire career behind pretense. “So. We may be a little shit on our latest games. So we will backtrack, listen to players and be forgiven. “This is even one of the main lines of work of Anno 1800 download.
The futurism of Anno 2070 and 2205 could not make fans of the franchise dream? Too bad, we turn around to a pseudo-historical period, this time the nineteenth century and the beginnings of industrialization. Many players have complained about the very fragmented proposal of the last episode? We are projected the image of an incomplete puzzle missing a good dozen pieces, “that’s Anno 2205 at launch”. The missing pieces fall from the ceiling and come into the picture one after the other, “and that is a traditional Anno launch, as will be 1800”.
Some celebrate the twenty-year license with remaster, but at Blue Byte we obviously prefer a good old way of the cross. This will be the episode of comebacks, from diplomacy to opponents managed by the computer, through randomly generated maps and trade routes. In the process, the military layer will return to the heart of the game, instead of being awkwardly deported on a separate field like the Moon of the last game. And everything will be developed hand in hand with the active heart of the players, via Anno Union, a program of alpha and beta closed with forums, votes and regular involvement of the community. Someone said Amplitude?
Imperialism, colonialism, industrial fortunes and power struggles will be at the heart of this episode fueled by steam, even if we will be content for the time with a gameplay demo that still fucks the anecdote. In the beautiful city of our host, a heavy cargo ship wets the port and unloads a volley of crates where are imprisoned wild animals. These are the new “residents” of the municipal zoo, where moms go out to walk well prepared kids. A stroke of scroll further, we left the bourgeois areas to slide to the effervescence of popular neighborhoods. This is where the workforce who built the park lives and the disastrous working conditions have left their mark: the strike adorns the streamers cascading in the streets, while the tribunes perched on the barricades call for insurrection.
For Blue Byte, “the industrial age is inseparable from class struggle issues”. Apart from two icons representing two different types of workers, we still do not know how the new Anno will illustrate these issues in terms of play. For now, it is a nice pretext to coo of envy in front of the displayed look. When the grumbling gains middle-class residences, one sees furniture and hangings balanced by the windows of the buildings. Umbrellas of women parade through the streets and the police crackdown ordered by the player ends up mate by the cégétistes on a spree. Sacred atmosphere.
With 1800, Anno leaves the peculiar flats of 2xxx shutters to reconnect with stone, wood and metal, but also the sweat and rust that will give it its identity. Obviously, this will not be enough to make the game that fans expect, even if the long list of features to be reinstated gives a first very positive signal. It is unfortunately of this point of hope that it will be necessary to be satisfied for the moment, since one will not even have the right to a corner of menu before Anno 1800 does not fall the curtain for this gamescom: this pretty Alpha version will become a game, certainly, but not before the winter of 2018 and after completing its creative community. Those interested in the adventure will be able to make their voices heard on the Anno Union website.
Information about the game
Filename : Anno 1800 – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 35 GB
System Requirements ( Minimum / Recommended )
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