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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for beginner and intermediate players
If you are a beginner or intermediate player getting beaten badly by opponents, this book will definitely help improve your game. The book has lots of tips, strategies and interviews with expert players.
Age of Empires is all about strategy. You are trying to advance your technological age, build better tools, weapons and at the same time fighting with your...
Published on 3 Feb 1999

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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, wordy, and very, very, very basic
I got this book free with the game, and it proved to be a waste of my time. Its only strong point is telling you how to beat the scenarios--and it isn't much fun to play them if you already know everything in them=no challenge or surprises. As far as strategy--WHAT strategy??? The only strategy I saw was "archers attack well in groups." As far as...
Published on 28 Jun 1999


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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for beginner and intermediate players, 3 Feb 1999
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This review is from: Microsoft Age of Empires: Inside Moves (Paperback)
If you are a beginner or intermediate player getting beaten badly by opponents, this book will definitely help improve your game. The book has lots of tips, strategies and interviews with expert players.
Age of Empires is all about strategy. You are trying to advance your technological age, build better tools, weapons and at the same time fighting with your opponents. This book will help you understand the strength and weakness of each civilization so you can choose right civilization for the scenario and don't waste you valuable resources on the useless researches.
Through out the book Steven talks about the history of the various civilizations. Few chapters provide a detailed plan for the campaigns and Rise of Rome. If you are still loosing the battle then you have plenty of cheat codes to win the game. The interviews with expert players helped me to choose the right civilization that matches my style.
My favorite chapters are "What Every Emperor Should Know" and "Battle: A Tactical Guide". These two chapters helped me understand the strength of each war unit and strategies to fight various scenarios to minimize losses.
After you consider yourself as an expert of Age of Empires, you can try challenging others on Microsoft Internet gaming zone and be prepared to expect the unexpected.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, wordy, and very, very, very basic, 28 Jun 1999
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This review is from: Microsoft Age of Empires: Inside Moves (Paperback)
I got this book free with the game, and it proved to be a waste of my time. Its only strong point is telling you how to beat the scenarios--and it isn't much fun to play them if you already know everything in them=no challenge or surprises. As far as strategy--WHAT strategy??? The only strategy I saw was "archers attack well in groups." As far as civilization strengths, you get that information in the tiny book that comes with the game anyway. Why pay money to read the same thing in more verbose language. If all you have is the information in this book, be prepared to be laughed at if you play anyone who has ANY experience with the game! Free web sites galore give you REAL information. I don't think this book was worth what I paid for it, which was nothing, since I got it for free. I'm ashamed of Microsoft for foisting off such worthless stuff when they could have made a great guide for a great game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWSOME!!!!!!!!!, 4 Aug 1999
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This book was awsome! Just the historical section was worth the 13 bucks. If you like Age of Empires fan, this is a must buy
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest, 8 Jun 1999
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Don't buy this book expecting alot. I could get much better tips for FREE from somebodys webpage.This book in my opinion is a waste of time if you plan to read it, and a waste of money if you plan to buy it. I hope if you read my review you will be smart enough not to buy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about a great game, 5 Mar 1999
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This book tells you in detail everything in a scenario you need to know to win. The book offers deeper insight on the historical aspects of the game, making it a different experience altogether.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!, 30 Jan 1999
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Every strategy you ever wanted to know is in this book! Helps with everything! E-mail me for info on my AoE site.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome AoE strategy, 28 Nov 1998
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This book has everything you would ever need to know about Age of Empires, I use it all the time!
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3.0 out of 5 stars 100% satisfied., 25 Sep 2014
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Quick delivery and well packed, 100% satisfied.
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