Neo Atlas 1469 on PC, PSV and Switch is an interesting combination of strategy, economic gameplay and visual novel adventures, set in 15th century Portugal. The Japanese Artdink studio is responsible for the production of the title. It has existed since 1986 and has specialised in various strategies. Neo Atlas 1469 is a remake of the first PlayStation game Neo Atlas II, which was released only on the Japanese market in 1999.
Action Neo Atlas 1469 begins in 1466 in Portugal. Players learn the story of Antonio Gomez, the Admiral, who served in our trading company, but disappeared at sea after clashing with pirates. The first three years of fun we spend on rebuilding the company, hiring and suing new ship captains and searching for the shipwreck of the Gomeza. After that time from the king of Portugal himself we get the main task of the game campaign. It gives us thirty years to find a legendary country called Zipang (Japan), which is supposed to swim around in wealth and have huge resources of gold and silver. The plot was presented on the visual novel fashion, through dialogues with various independent characters.
Most of the fun in the Neo Atlas 1469 takes place on a huge map of the world. At the beginning of the game its only discovered part presents Europe and the northern coast of Africa. To find Zipang, we have to start sending expeditions that explore unknown seas and lands. At the same time, we must open up trade routes. They finance our expeditions and allow us to sell exotic raw materials found by captains.
Expeditions is the most unique element of the game. We do not directly control the ship or the course of the expedition, but we listen to the report of its captain, which summarizes the adventures and describes the discovered lands. We can accept or reject the report. By choosing the first option, we discover another piece of the map and sometimes get access to new resources. Thanks to this system, the image of the world built in this way is different every time and can take completely fantastic shapes.
Economic model Neo Atlas 1469 is uncomplicated and should not cause problems to players who have not previously had frequent contact with strategies. In addition to trade, we also deal with the employment of employees and the purchase of ships. With a bit of luck we also find hidden treasures, which translates into a financial injection.
Neo Atlas 1469 has a colorful comic book design, not different from what we can see in many indie productions and mobile titles.
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PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10