Posted: December 26
I have played this game extensively as you can see by my hours played. The Anno series is unique and unlike other city building games. Anno is all about micro managing and making sure your islands have the correct resources while balancing production buildings. Once your citizens are satisified, they can level up into a more prestigous catergory which will require more needs to satisfy the upper class.
The game has awesome graphics, its very pleasing to the eyes.
The DRM used to be a lot worse than what it currently is. Don't let that hold you back from getting this game, its well worth the price. I paid full price for it but grabbed the DLC when it was on sale. The Deep Ocean DLC is worth if once you understand the mechanics of Anno.
I also must note that the game has quite the multi player options. I found it very confusing and never used it, just always played Campaign.
Some important campaign tips: Google good map seed numbers to get good maps that are very big and have lots of mines / rivers / resources / etc. Discover and inhabit as many islands as possible right away. If not, the AI will get it develop it to kick your ♥♥♥ at war. Keto is ♥♥♥♥♥. Hector is annoying but easy to beat as a beginner. Always check your productions lines are working correctly and you don't have huge shortages or surplases. Trading Carbon/Kerosene is the fastest and easiest way to get money fast.
Hope this helps!