Anno 1800

#1
I've never played the others so I'm quite unfamiliar with the series but holy smokies does this city builder look badass. Here's a short video on the beta. Anyone else interested?

 
#2
I never got into any of the Anno games really. I tried one and it was alright. It seemed to be trying to do a lot of genres all at once and not doing any one particular genre well.

This does look good though and since it is in one of my favorite eras, I will give this a shot. Thanks!
 
#3
Free open beta this weekend. Game not going to be available on Steam after April 16, beta needs to be downloaded from Epic Gamestore or UPlay… so I made an account at Uplay. Downloading now, 18.22 GB... the game is $80.00 Cdn to buy which is ridiculously expensive so I really wanted to give this open beta a try in case I like it/don't like it/part with 80 bones.

Anyhoo, heads up to you all!
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/04/12/anno-1800-open-beta-weekend/
 
#5
Is MP available and works in the beta? Not sure.

Apparently Epic store doesn't have the beta, only UPlay. Sounds greasy to me... I wonder how many people downloaded & installed Epic Store just to get a no-go.
 
#7
Lots of people having problems downloading from Epic is what I've read... it actually seems it was never available there, at least for now and until release.

I just finished playing for about 10 hours, I couldn't save and exit to desktop. Very addicting once I got over the initial "WTF am I doing" learning curve. This isn't just a fantastic city builder, there's a lot more to it than that with the other nations, the diplomacy and exploration... quite an in depth game and of course I'm still learning. I think the replay value will be top notch and there's even multiplayer for icing on the cake. I'll be picking up a Steam card later today to preorder through Steam so I don't need to use Epic's Store. I loathe paying 80 Canadian bones for a game... but this is worth it IMO.

Can't wait for release :)
 

Kenadian

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#9
I've been hovering on the purchase button for a few days now but just can't seem to pull the trigger.

The two biggest drawbacks of this game for me is it's all square grid and no day/night transitions.

Aside from that it looks frikkin' awesome!
 

ElektroVodka

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#10
I had the exact same, but after playing the beta i realized it ain't as disturbing as i thought it would be.

If you do get it, try getting it through humble store. It's 10 dollars lower than on Uplay.
 

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