Thoughts on this series? How does it compare to other strategy games like Starcraft or C&C?
as a kid I always played it on easy so I could build a giant city in peace.
most of my childhood was spent with age of empires 1. I never played 2 because I didn't like the medieval setting back then. I started playing it again with the third one but I didn't get the same feeling as with the first one. I bought the aoe 2 hd edition and I can see why people loved it so much, but I still play it like the anno games and not like it's meant to be played. that's why when I started playing starcraft I got owned very bad
I'm mostly in the same boat. When I play it with friends I'm relatively laid-back in contrast to that one guy with insane macro.
Battle strategy just isn't that interesting unfortunately.
And if you just like macro games, then TA/Supcom was better at that.
It's a RTS that made its fame entirely on the campaign and the production value in general. That music mayne.
>AoE 2 HD
>Don't adjust to lag properly
>Villager dies to boar
>lose two villagers in boar lure due to lag
>decide to not quit
>try to lure with scout
>as soon as I agro the game times out
>as soon as it starts back up my scout dies
Who fucking authorized this shit
DAT MUSIC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXaZ15D2WPs
DEM TIMELESS GRAPHICS
DAT ONLINE WITH DEM MODS
Truly the best game by Ensemble Studios and anyone who cannot see that needs to get their vision checked.
>there will never be an aoe I HD remake
Fuck this shit, ancient civs aesthetics > medieval civs aesthetics
>Age of Empires got me interested in history
>Watched history channel as a kid because of it
>Only school subject I liked
>Decided to become a teacher
>Picked history as my subject because it's the only one that interests me
>Tfw Age of Empires decided my career for me
>AoE3+Native America and Asia
>Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds+Clone Campaigns
>AoE2HD+Forgotten and WE
All things considered I'm pretty happy with how much of this series we've gotten
Especially considering the company that owned it died
That's not the point. AoE threads can sometimes have a hard time staying afloat. The longer a thread is up, the more people that will see it and post in it. The thread is already at page 9 now with under 50 replies.
I enjoyed how AOE has always been a good mix of micro and macro. You don't have the obsessive clickfest like Starcraft or the autismo-lords like Total Annihilation.
And having all the civs speak in there native tongue is just the raddest thing.
1. fav civ
2. your typical strat
2. upgrade siege weapons and hit those castles with 405 hp rams
I like Slavs. Their cavalry just feels awesome to use alongside a main infantry force with splash damage.
I wish African Kingdoms had added some original music. What is Stephen Rippy doing now anyway?
>As long as it keeps threads alive while not completely taking over it's ok
That very rarely happens. It's not worth it. I would prefer threads like these where 90% is on topic vs shitposting threads where <25% is on topic. Hence why I would rather have slow, on topic threads than active meme threads.
That music tho
I wish Age of Empires III had been more focused on Europe instead of America. Things like The Thirty Years War, Napoleon, The Dutch Revolution would have been a lot more interesting than the fountain of youth.
If you were given control of the Age of Empires series, what would you do with it?
aoe2 with the conquerors expansion is the best rts ever created. the replayability the different tactics and the balance of so many factions the sheer fun of the gameplay, the mix of micro and macro like some anon noted (not obsessive clickfest), the timeless graphics, its just perfect.