Posted: December 16
I can understand the negative meaning about Uplay. It would be very fine without that.
But anyhow, I do not endorse to talk down a game because of a copy protection / user login method.
It is a very nice and interesting game, that I recommend - the Anno series (originally from Sunflowers) is unique in it's way! And although I was in fact sceptical about an Anno, playing not in the past, it is really fun playing - even after about 2 years and about 200 hours * - the publishers have made it to keep the feeling and atmosphere of the earlier sequels.
The improvements in goods chains, diversity and also graphics and sounds - not to forget the ark, where you can store goods or items from game to game, career points/daily tasks - do not go without notice ... from 1602 to 1701 to 1404 and now to 2070.
Even positive to tell is, that not like 1701, also beginners can switch to an easy enough difficulty mode.
So my conclusion: If you tend to grumble about a few seconds waiting on Uplay ... do not buy. If you can wait on a login (and you know that Ubi is not the only company, who want to save their software against piracy) and you want to play and support a very good, interesting and somehow challenging ... then buy and have fun.
I am - for my person - hope that it will not be the last sequel (even it could be hard to better the game itself). That is for sure the reason, I do not like those reviews, telling only about Uplay!!
PS: * My gaming hours are only the ones from the Steam version