Posted: May 15
It's a great game, I'm just not very good at it. If you know the Anno series, you pretty much know what to expect. For those of you who're knew to this series, it's a real time strategy game where fighting is almost always completely optional. It's mostly about city building on islands, you are competing against 1-3 opponents, but for the most part it's a relatively friendly competition unless they feel that you are expanding too quickly (settling new islands).
As for the DRM, yeah, it's not great, but it's basically unlimited activations, you just might have to wait a little bit for a new one to open up (think they recharge at 1 per month until you get to 3 again).
There are some issues with getting the game to launch, had to manually update/download the uplay engine from the ubisoft website and fiddle a bit with turning on and off admin settings for that to work properly and then everything worked, at least that time around. The second time I had to change my anno5.exe file to run as admin (uplay was launching properly, but the game itself refused until I did that). Since than it's been running like a charm.