I just bought Empire at War and was wondering if I should play this first with or w/o the FoC expansion? Will the expansion affect gameplay from the beginning in a good way?
I'm really new to strategy games in general. I bought Empire at War and Civ IV and will just be starting out. I bought EaW b/c I love star wars and then had to decide between Age of Empires III and Civ IV...I decided with the latter since it seemed to span a longer period and I've heard really great things about it.
Thanks for any input.
I'm a little teapot.
2nd August 2006
I don't think the expansion affects the original game, as FoC has only 1 campaign, and not one for each faction. They are 2 seperate games.
jedi master yoda
31st March 2006
best to play empire at war first because foc continues after the end of empire at war
30th March 2006
Yes if u like eaw u will probbaly like foc because all it does is add a new faction and more features.
24th July 2006
I'd play EAW first, because FOC is way different (very unbalanced). Not to mention that if you play EAW you'll have more experience to help combat the unbalances of FOC. Of course you could just go to FOC and play the Consortium who is overpowered, and no matter what you'd probably win.
Thanks for the responses! I'll play through Empire At War first :)