Dawn of Discovery - Harbor Review
- Impressive visuals.
- Solid campaign.
- Gameplay can become overwhelming.
Ubisoft have boiled their PC title down to a simple gameplay mechanic, while keeping a high level of presentation that will keep strategy fans busy for quite a while.
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Dawn of Discovery is the latest installment in the Anno series, a game that focuses on resource management with a touch of real time strategy. This iphone port takes one element of the PC release and creates a very addictive time manangement game through thirty six missions. As the harbour master, it is your duty to manage traders to make your daily quota and expand your business.
Everything is controlled by touching and dragging. Traders queue up to enter your harbour, and you choose which ones dock. They unload their wares and then expect resources in return. As you gain more docks and more traders arive, it becomes a task of juggling needed resources with which traders pay you the most.
The visuals are fantastic. Everything is nicely rendered, and the transitions between your office and the harbour are especially impressive. The sound is well done, but if you would like something different, ipod support is enabled. Alongside the story mode, there is also an endless play option, with achivements and local high scores.
Dawn of Discovery takes a very complex PC game and turns it into one of the iphone's more popular genres, the time management sim. If you love time management games, This is worth the price.
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“Score: 8 out of 10. Lush presentation, excellent visuals, and a truly rousing soundtrack – the whole experience is as polished as the deck of a Royal Navy frigate.” – PocketGamer.co.uk
“Score: 4 out of 5. Dawn of Discovery takes a very complex PC game and turns it into one of the iPhone's more popular genres, the time management sim. If you love time management games, this is worth the price.” – AppSpy.com
“Score: 4 out of 5. Dawn of Discovery - Harbor is an excellent and beautiful time-management game set in a legendary Dawn of Discovery universe true to all of the canons of the genre.” – TouchMyApps.com
The successful Dawn of Discovery PC game series now continues on your iPhone or iPod Touch! Prove yourself in this new, thrilling time management game and become a successful harbor master in Dawn of Discovery – Harbor! Develop your skills as a harbor master and manage the incoming and outgoing ships and goods to meet traders’ needs. The more effectively you handle arriving ships and the faster you serve their traders, the more you’ll be rewarded!
Earn enough money and become the Dawn of Discovery harbor master!
• 4 different harbors: Occident, Orient, Corsair and Venice that are upgraded during the game
• 8 different traders ranging from the touchy Venetian to the Relaxed Salesman
• 2 Game Modes: Story and Endless
• Story with 36 Missions
• Earn 16 achievements
• Local Highscore for each map
What's New in Version 1.0.1- Crash fixed in Venice harbor that could have occured when device was low on memory
- Minor memory issues fixed