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Dawn of Discovery (DS)

Dawn of Discovery (DS)
alaScore 85

21 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the controls and story.

story, controls

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Dawn of Discovery (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 21 reviews)

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Dawn of Discovery

 

A great new strategy title for the Nintendo DS, only lacking in relation to its superior console cousin.

Dawn of Discovery for the Nintendo DS is without a doubt a high-quality game, one strategy fans should certainly lend some of their valuable attention. The Story Mode alone is worth a play through, and the Continuous Play mode offers one of the more...

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Dawn of Discovery

 

This game of exploration and city building hits the occasional rough patch, but it's a captivating adventure nonetheless.

Smart interface gives you easy access to all your structures ; Production flows are satisfying without being overly complex ; Achievement system provides fun additional goals to strive for

Lack of clear information regarding supply and demand can lead to frustration ; Combat is too simple

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Dawn of Discovery Review

 

An unparalleled simulation game for a handheld machine

An unparalleled simulation game for a handheld machine.

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Dawn of Discovery

 

It's all there

Everything that we know and love from the full games can be found in the DS version, albeit somewhat simplified and scaled down. Production and upgrade paths are less complex and require less time and effort to achieve. While this may sound like a...

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Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery - DS review at Thunderbolt Games

 

I'm not a big PC gamer, as my history of reviews may suggest. Aside from regular stints on Football Manager and the odd session with Sim City 4, I've never really travelled far into the depths of playing games in the lounge, instead opting for my comfy...

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Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery

 

Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery takes gamers on a complex and enjoyable journey to settle and civilize the new world. There are literally tens of hours of strategy entertainment packed into the little cart, and the DS's touch screen controls are so good...

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Dawn of Discovery

 

I'm a total sucker for strategy games. Turn-based strategy titles like Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics are among my favorite games ever, I still enjoy RTSs like Empire Earth many years after they've been released. Dawn of Discovery is one of the...

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Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery

 

If you've ever played any of the previous Anno games, such as Anno 1602 or Anno 1503, you'll know that they can be extremely engrossing. The games charge you with settling islands, building communities and providing all of the resources your people...

If you are a fan of the Anno series or city building type strategy games, and own a DS then this Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery is pretty much an essential title

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Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery

 

Like its popular home-computer forebears, the handheld edition of Anno 1701 challenges players to explore an untamed New World and claim a piece of it as their own. Sunflowers' staple series of conquest settles on Nintendo DS with all major elements of ga

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Dawn of Discovery DS Review

 

Dawn of Discovery is a real-time city-building simulator in the same vein as SimCity, set in the year 1404 and revolving around the expansion of a kingdom beset by drought and famine. In an effort to save his people from slow and certain death, King...

Dawn of Discovery for the Nintendo DS is without a doubt a high-quality game, one strategy fans should certainly lend some of their valuable attention. The Story Mode alone is worth a play through, and the Continuous Play mode offers one of the more...

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