Some would say that the Portuguese, Spanish or French would be the best countries to ally with and conquer the New World. Instead, we were invited aboard with the Frankfurt, Germany-based developer, Sunflowers. Recently, they crossed the Atlantic to show us their upcoming 1701 A.D., a startlingly pretty New World city-builder that took us by surprise.
First of all, the twilight of the Age of Exploration is a visual feast. 1701's artsy camera work piles on top of the luminescent oceans, emerald
We always feel a little left out when we think about all the fun we missed back in the days when Columbus and Magellan explored the New World (well, minus the dysentery and scurvy). But thanks to unhealthy doses of the History Channel and the beautiful new colony-building 1701 A.D., we're content to remain seated on our asses for good.
1701 A.D. is the third in the so-called "Anno" series of city-building and exploration-based strategy games. This series is hugely popular in Europe, and one
You wouldnt be remiss to consider EA Sports latest soccer game a quick sequel to the annual chart-topper, FIFA Soccer. No doubt the publisher wants to cash in on its massive investment in the worlds biggest sporting event. Curiously though, this games producer goes to great lengths to pitch 2006 FIFA World Cup as a sequel to the 2002 World Cup iteration, and not the recent FIFA Soccer 06. This matters why? Mainly because FIFA Soccer 06 was generally considered to be pretty stinky, particularly