This game is supposed to be coming out soon for Wii. Like, today/tomorrow?
It's getting some pretty decent reviews but has really flown under my radar. It's strange, there really haven't been many sim games on Wii despite the pointer controls that lend themselves to the genre. And this one sounds pretty intriguing to me. Here's the IGN UK review.
Sensibly, they've taken the core conceits of the daddy Anno franchise - city building, resource management, exploration and high seas swash buckling - and designed Create a New World from the ground up, streamlining game flow while still maintaining the series' essence and depth. Whether in the game's excellent Story Mode or more free-form Continuous Play mode, progress always follows the same path: scout out an island, establish a settlement then gradually expand your economy, population and city infrastructure. You do this by scrutinizing your subjects needs and producing the necessary resources - food, clothing, building materials, sanitisation, schools and so on - to reach the next cultural milestone, unlock new resources and start the cycle over.
So has anyone here played an Anno game? Anyone have any impressions on it, or plan on getting it?