Ships Ahoy - Anno 2070

Ubisoft announces the release of Anno 2070, saying the futuristic installment in the strategy series is now available via digital distribution as a standard or a deluxe edition. A launch trailer can be found on Gamer's Hell, and there's also a day one patch, which can be found on Gamer's Hell and The Patches Scrolls. A previously released playable demo offers the chance to sample the game, and here's word:
2070. Our world has changed. The rising level of the ocean has harmed the coastal cities and climate change has made large stretches of land inhospitable.

The latest in the award-winning strategy series, Anno 2070 offers a new world full of challenges, where you will need to master resources, diplomacy, and trade in the most comprehensive economic management system in the Anno series.
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Crustacean Soup wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 16:36:
Just download the demo, it's solid.

Can't, atm I'm in a country with year 1404 level internet.

Took a look through the game's wiki. This does look like more than a simple update.

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Nov 18, 2011, 17:31
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CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 09:49:
We can see that their PC sales declined in the 12 months period in 2009/2010 from 8% to 4% in 2010/2011. Is that 90%? Yes/no/maybe, Mr. Pachter?

Well take out the other people in this, a 50% loss isn't nothing to brag about. And how numbers work to get it back to 8% they'll need a 100% gain.
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Dmitri_M wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 10:58:
Can any non-pirates comment on the actual game and whether it's any good?

Anno 1404 was great, this seems like the same title with art resources swapped out.

Dude, I bought and loved 1404 (after they removed Tages). Don't label me a pirate just because I won't put up with the DRM. I have enough other games and other things to do right now that I can wait for them to do the same with this one (and it'll likely be cheaper by then too)

Regarding the demo, it's terrific. It is most certainly not the same title with swapped out resources. In addition to the adding of new buildings/units/resources, they streamlined the UI, added the two fully-featured but different factions, added an Ark with a level of persistence between games, added a bunch of online/multiplayer integration, and other things I've forgotten. Just download the demo, it's solid.
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Nov 18, 2011, 15:16
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mixma242 wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 10:14:
I remember when I bought Settlers V from UbiSoft, which was another DRM-ridden mess that required a constant online connection to play single player. I bought it day one, and their authentication servers were down for the better part of a week so no one could play the game at all. I'm not going to take THAT ride again.
I bought settlers 5 in a sale like a year after it came out and they STILL had glitches with the auth servers where I couldn't play when I wanted to.
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Nov 18, 2011, 12:32
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Dmitri_M wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 10:58:
Can any non-pirates comment on the actual game and whether it's any good?

Go get the demo. Unless you want to know if the game after the demo is good. I enjoyed it (the demo). There's probably some video reviews as well.
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Nov 18, 2011, 11:59
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Thats why i will buy anno...and play the..."good" version without drm.
Always loved the series. it's just so...peaceful, mostly. Like painting Warhammer figures.
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Can any non-pirates comment on the actual game and whether it's any good?

Anno 1404 was great, this seems like the same title with art resources swapped out.
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Funny that for a game that was only supposed to have "one-time online activation," suddenly a 3-install limit TAGES DRM pops up.

Ubi just doesn't get it. Not only the stupid DRM but the sending mixed messages about it.

Another lost sale here purely due to DRM. The list of Ubi games I have not bought due to DRM is getting long. At least $250 worth of games: Settlers V, HoMM VI, Annos 1404 and 2070, a couple of the Assassin's Creed games, maybe From Dust.
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Yeah, this would be a day one purchase for me if it was not the DRM. There is so much else out there right now...

I remember when I bought Settlers V from UbiSoft, which was another DRM-ridden mess that required a constant online connection to play single player. I bought it day one, and their authentication servers were down for the better part of a week so no one could play the game at all. I'm not going to take THAT ride again.
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Pachter is an idiot. Ubi reveals their sales by platform in their regular financial statements and nowhere is there a 90% decline in PC sales. What a load of bullshit. You don't need to be a self acclaimed expert like Pachter. You just need Google to find out that Pachter is full of shit. Ubi also has at least one very strong PC franchise (the Anno series) so their PC sales are naturally fluctuating quite a bit depending on whether they have an Anno release in a certain quarter or financial year or whatever timeframe it is they are basing their numbers on.

Check here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/12/idUS211323+12-May-2011+HUG20110512

We can see that their PC sales declined in the 12 months period in 2009/2010 from 8% to 4% in 2010/2011. Is that 90%? Yes/no/maybe, Mr. Pachter? Well, and guess when Anno 1404 was released? Right. In 2009. It is much much much more likely that their sales were influenced by the actual product they had on shelves than any other completely negligible factors like what DRM they employed.

Nice try by the pirates of this planet to always pull up this story to support their freeloading cause. It's also funny how Pachter is an idiot to them 99.9% of the time but when this quote of his is concerned he is all of a sudden an expert with inside knowledge.

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Nov 18, 2011, 09:47
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Add another no-sale here. Not so much from the DRM on this, but because Ubi's overall DRM on other titles pisses me off. I'm not giving them any money. Which sucks because I enjoyed the demo. I guess I'll suffer only playing Skyrim.
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Nov 18, 2011, 03:54
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Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 00:31:
Yep, lost a sale just like that.
Allegedly Ubisoft lost 90% of their PC sales since the introduction of their own DRM scheme two years ago. Michael Pachter, who's the origin of these rumours, may be a douchebag, but he HAS very good contacts inside the industry.
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Beelzebud wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 23:59:
Take note industry types. You have people in this thread, who are paying customers, and their only hold up on buying your game, is the ridiculously draconian DRM you have placed on it.

Meanwhile pirates play it without any restrictions at all.
Truth right there. Looked at it today because I saw it on the steam page, looked at what the DRM was. Said screw it. Yep, lost a sale just like that.
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Beelzebud wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 23:59:
Take note industry types. You have people in this thread, who are paying customers, and their only hold up on buying your game, is the ridiculously draconian DRM you have placed on it.

Meanwhile pirates play it without any restrictions at all.

Yeah I am certainly not buying this because it has extreme DRM.

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Take note industry types. You have people in this thread, who are paying customers, and their only hold up on buying your game, is the ridiculously draconian DRM you have placed on it.

Meanwhile pirates play it without any restrictions at all.
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Nov 17, 2011, 23:13
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I enjoyed the first one. You can set different victory conditions in multiplayer. I had a lot of fun playing locally on a lan against some friends. Single player was ok. If you like to expand and not fight in civ then you will most likely like anno.
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ASeven wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 22:23:
Dev wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 22:18:
Steam page says its "Solidshield Tages SAS" with 3 machine activation limit.

I haven't heard anything about it, but I'm normally interested in sci-fi titles.

But it being from Ubi, and how their DRM has sucked for past few years, and they want $50 for it, I'll wait.

Staplemark of the Anno series, always used TAGES as DRM. A shame really, many people are driven away from the game as a result. Not sure what's worse, UbiDRM or TAGES with its numerous restrictions.

Didn't they drop it from 1404 some time after release? I'm going to be wary about touching this one until they do so, even though it's extremely tempting.
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Dev wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 22:18:
Steam page says its "Solidshield Tages SAS" with 3 machine activation limit.

I haven't heard anything about it, but I'm normally interested in sci-fi titles.

But it being from Ubi, and how their DRM has sucked for past few years, and they want $50 for it, I'll wait.

Staplemark of the Anno series, always used TAGES as DRM. A shame really, many people are driven away from the game as a result. Not sure what's worse, UbiDRM or TAGES with its numerous restrictions.
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Cutter wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 21:44:
Oh cool, didn't know there was a demo for this and I was looking at this game today. Anyone playing it? I'm not familiar with the Anno games.


Well, the Anno series are based on a simple engine of supply and demand. You produce goods, often in a supply chain, (plant wheat then process it to flour then bake it to bread) to feed a population that ends up paying taxes.

It's not a city builder as much as a supply chain game, but if you do enjoy strategy games this one is a treat. It also has some amazing graphics, at least Anno 1404 had. The 2070 demo also had some great graphics.
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Steam page says its "Solidshield Tages SAS" with 3 machine activation limit.

I haven't heard anything about it, but I'm normally interested in sci-fi titles.

But it being from Ubi, and how their DRM has sucked for past few years, and they want $50 for it, I'll wait.
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