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madmanfrommars

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#1 15 years ago

It it anything like Age of Empires? I'm thinking of getting it (cause I really need a new game that will actually run on my POS computer)




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#2 15 years ago

Its very similar to AofE, similar if not identical controls and combat system. There's an interesting new resource - favour - that you get through a different method with each of the three civilisations. They are the Greeks (who gain favour by having peasants worship at the temple), the Egyptians (who gain favour by building several, ever-larger, statues in honor of their Gods) and the Vikings (who gain favour through combat, particularly successful combat). You choose a main God from three for each of the civilisations, then advance through the ages by choosing a minor God to worship. Each God comes with its own one-use power, such as Meteor storms, raising the dead to fight alongside you, and dragon summoning, giving you a total of four powers per match. Myth units feature, which are incredibly strong versus humans and can only be effectively fought by heroes. Each God comes with its own Myth unit, such as a cyclops or minotaur. They are summoned using the favour resource.

In terms of performance, the game ran at 1024 X 768 resolution with maximum detail on my old 1Ghz Athlon Thunderbird, GF2 MX400, incredibly smoothly. Even if you have a lower spec than that, I think that if you tone down the graphics options it will run smoothly on any system including the minimum one. Its possibly the most economical game engine around. Hope that helps ya.




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#3 15 years ago

Oh yeah, the SP campaign is one of the best I've ever played for a strategy game. Its story-driven, with really unusual missions sometimes (such as being turned into a pig and rounding up your men, who have also been turned into pigs, and get to a temple to turn back without being eaten by the villagers). Lots of variety, very scripted in parts. Some build-'em up and kill-'em missions, traditionally, some unique missions. You'll like it if you like any strategy game. Thats all, this time :D




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#4 15 years ago

The 3 civ you can choose from have 8 or 9 minor gods. So one Zues player may have a diffrent god power from the next. So you could start out with one offensive god power, and 3 economic god powers. And unlike AoE, the civs are completly diffrent (unlike AoE where all you had was a unique unit & upgrade) Like Egyptians build statues the gods for favor, norse infantry units are builders, & greeks have powerful Heros. They all are related and not related. Its adds a whole new aspect to the game AoE. Completly new, unlimited choices in powers, upgrades, and choices! I deffinatly recommend this game for not only classic AoE players, but to new players as well.

And with the expasion coming up, WOAH!!! More unlimited possibilties...




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#5 15 years ago

Definitly get it!




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#6 15 years ago

Very nice, I like it better not only because It has great graphics, but the campaign is awesome, and the selection of random maps is great! I also find that if you are a modder, it is much easier to mod this game than AoE. 10/10 score!!! A VERY GOOD BUY!!!




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#7 15 years ago

wrong, 100/10 score!!!




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#8 15 years ago

Well, that's exaggerating it a little Ashatay ;), but on the strategy game scale, definitely up there with the greats. Definitely get it if you like any strategy game.




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#9 15 years ago

lol, nice location matt Location




madmanfrommars

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#10 15 years ago

Okay I got it. Its a little too graphics heavy for my computer, even on low settings its choppy.

It did revive my interest in Age of Kings again however.