Anno Online is a re-imagining of the popular city-building RTS for todays players. Just like the previously released Settlers Online, it will be playable in your browser with no downloads.
So they are going to wreck another decent RTS. Settlers online is a joke of a game, it used to be a renowned title in the RTS genre and its slumpt rather far from its great history. I'd prefer it not happen to another decent game again.
And I don't doubt that many other people who have already played the ANNO and Settlers games feel the same as you. Ubi/BB are pushing the games out to people who haven't played these games before and giving them a entry point from which they might move onto the full releases, which hopefully there will be more of.
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