Idle Thumbs 235: Plaited Haircut of the Whale in Idle Thumbs Episodes & Streams Posted November 11, 2015 Did any of The Thumbs play the Impressions Games city builders: Caesar, Pharaoh, etc? These were the direct predecessors of (and for a brief while, contemporary and competitors with) the Anno series, and would be a much closer point of comparison than either Sim City or Civilization. I did, i loved them! I was sad recently when i checked to see if any modern versions existed and found out that no, they don't. The reference point of Sim city / Civ is still useful because no one has heard of those games except you and me. I also played a crap ton of Settlers I & II, I'd say The Settlers battles Monkey Island 2 for the game i played most on my Amiga. I feel like Anno 1404 especially is a direct descendant of those early settlers games. p.s the artwork for this thread is remarkably similar to the thumbs utopia banner above it, but nowhere near as interesting. We discussed architecture of the future Anno games being a bit of let down in the cast. It's a real shame because people could easily be imagining a more interesting future architecturally and that banner is proof, snowmen and all.