The game had a free weekend that just ended. A few hours in, I had these impressions:
The campaign is more interesting than most city builders, not as much of a glorified tutorial but a really polished and interesting story with legitimate city building objectives
The early production chains are small and well organized but I did quit in exhaustion once I got to Windows and did some poking around at trying to build that one. Since its only 3rd tier out of who knows how many, I think the game will be as complicated as Anno games tend to be (well I've only played 1 other, Anno 2070)
The art for buildings, characters, and the sea are just great
The price ($59.99 US) is rough, but I went for it. Thats just me, I rarely buy AAA games anymore, especially not at launch.
Actual release date is April 16, 2019