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#1 12 years ago

This post is so that anyone can talk about the game and so anyone can tell their own stories or comments and suggestions like favorite unit or how good the game is. I own all three AOE's and i believe number one is the bomb!!! please reply, Blarkage P.S. this is a fairly simple post i know but i typed out a long one and then something happened when i hit post and it got deleted so i got lazy on this one.




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#2 12 years ago

Your post doesn't seem to match up with the title, but what the hell...

I still love AOE2 (I prefer the improvements to it over the original), which is perhaps why I'm the mod for this forum.

Games began to lose their focus with the advent of better technology. A game that is restricted to lesser technology will have to focus on other aspects - gameplay for instance.

A game is more likely to be focussed on graphics these days, primarily because screenshots and graphics sell. Its also much harder to show off gameplay (requires a good demo), than it is to show off graphics.

I think the greater focus on gameplay gives a game a long lifespan. None of the games released in the past 12 months will become classics. "Classics" is over. Civilisation is a classic; Transport Tycoon, StarCraft, Age of Empires, all classics, and they all have loyal followings of gamers who refuse to quit. And its not their graphics that make them classics.

Once the gaming industry (re)learns this, we might see classics again.

And if you like AOE, its probably worth taking a look at 0AD, it looks very promising.




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#3 12 years ago

Yeah I know the title doesnt really match up but hey i dont really care I just like AOE and I let my friend borrow my AOE 2 and his little bro broke it so I havent played AOE2 in a while. I hope that the gaming industry (re)learns to make classics to. Ive never heard of an 0AD although if you want a game with a little more action you should also try Rome Total War: Barbarian Invasion. In Rome Total War its starts out as a strategy map but when your officers get in to a fight you can fight with as many men you want ive had a battle with (me) 500 men, and (them) a little over 4000 men and i set up some strategic defense and used cavalry and barely pulled it off(I also was defending a settlement. anyway please reply Blarkage




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#4 12 years ago

OAD (0 A.D. :: Wildfire Games) is still under development, but it started life as a mod for AOE2.

I haven't played any of the recent Total War games, but they all seem to be good.




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#5 12 years ago

I liked the Conqueror's Version of AOE.




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#6 12 years ago

I agree with Girl ... I like that version, this was my basic strategy game for longggg time (AOE 1 and 2 and the Conquerors) ... actually I'm more a RPG gamer right now :rolleyes: .... I liked how you had to use the strong points of each civilization to achieve victory ... great game ... ;) I didn`t like the 3rd part by the way ... :uhm:




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#7 12 years ago

I used to have nothing but aoe1 and i loved it. Later on i bought aoe2 the conquerors, loved it even more. aoe3 isn't that good as the rest, it accualy disapointed me.




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#8 12 years ago

AoE 1 and 2 aren't good old games, the real good old games start with MOO1, now that was a great game. It is still very playable if you can hardwire its ancient software right. Total Annihilation was also another great game, these are great game AoE 1 & can't even hold a candle to either of these and i won't even get into the whole Starcraft issue or Warcraft.




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#9 12 years ago

I like AOE 2. I've never played the first one or the third, but I've played a ton of other strategy games. My favorite units in AoE 2 are the Samori and the Teutonic Knight. Those two units could really do some damage. It was also nice to have some longbow men when you're up on a cliff and the enemy is under you.




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#10 12 years ago

AOE2 is still my favorite. When I look at all the new RTS games, it's all about building a base and using buildings to constantly pump out units until you kill your enemy. It's all about numbers. With AOE2, and all the AOE/AOM games, you got to build a city, from the ground up. You managed an economy, built an expansive empire, and won through strategic skill, not numbers. I'm a fan of all the AOE/AOM games, but I still think AOE 2 is the best, as it really sparked my interest as the most realistic of the three. I still play it till this day.