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Easily one of the greatest pc games in last 10 years.,
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This review is from: Age of Empires: Collectors Edition (PC CD) (Video Game)
The title doesn't lie. I got this game and it consumed me for months. I rebought it because of how much I missed the series.
Age of Empires the first was a revolution! Adding realism and action to a bland genre of RTS games. Game is fairly simple get resources by using villagers to gather, build more stuff then expand and advance your culture. The first was based in the roman times and things were samey despite the nations you picked every sprite was identical. In addition an army of 25 feels lame. Despite that at the time there was no game like it.
Then Age of Empires II was released and it broke records! Game was drizzled in historical accuracy and historicaly inacurate gameplay (not that im complaining). The game broke the mold every nation has a unique layout, unique units and advantages. From the furthest reaches of europe all the way to the islands of japan every nation had its mention in this game. They even journey to the americanas allowing to play as the mighty aztecs themselves! The core of the game doesn't change but the flow and challange of it does. Every battle makes you feel small and helpless and forces you to think fast. The enemy is smart and doesn't mess around the moment they can crush you they do. The online mode alone is worth it shame its died now.
Bottom line if you love a classic get this game.