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Age of Mythology
- Graphics worthy of the gods-"Age of Mythology" features beautiful environments
- Special effects rendered in full 3-D using Ensemble's revolutionary game engine
- Replayability-The game offers more than 15 map types, 13 game variants and five starting conditions
- Nine highly differentiated civilizations and the inclusion of a random map generator
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In their struggle for supremacy, players can use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopses to bolster their armies' strength. Players may also call upon the gods for assistance in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scattering opposing troops with lightning storms. All of this is brought to life using a revolutionary 3D engine developed by Ensemble Studios. The engine is capable of providing the most realistic, beautiful, and immersive world ever seen in a real-time strategy game....
Age of Mythology is the latest instalment from the Age of Empires stable. The basic principles remain the same as the previous versions. Gather resources, build armies and then fight.
Mythology however is such a huge leap forward technically; the graphics are amongst the finest yet seen in an RTS, from beautiful waves crashing against sandy beaches to the detailed armour on individual soldiers. Everything oozes quality and helps immerse the player into the game.
The major difference between the previous Age of titles is the inclusion of the mystical and magical. The protagonists this time are the Greeks, Egyptians and Norsemen. Each one using well-known mythical monsters, heroes and Gods in their quests. Medusa, Scarab beetles and Frost Giants can be thrown together in a clash of the titans better than any movie!
Gameplay is superb and the difficulty levels are pitched correctly, This is a real joy to play. On the downside there is only one single player campaign (lengthy though it is)--that of the Atlantean Arkantos and his quest against evil forces, campaigns for the Norse and Egyptian elements would have been very welcome.
This is a great title for both first time strategy gamers and hardened RTS veterans. -- Laurent S HallSee all Product Description
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The much-vaunted sequel was, to me, a big dissapointment. Set in medieval times, Age of Kings set out to improve on the original formula. The game was much more complex, but not in a good way, I often found it hard to remember which units where good to use againsed what. The long build times of units also crippled gameplay, as did Ensembles continuing insistance on forcing the player to micromanage farming. Graphics and sound were garish and ugly, with in-elegent, overly 'chunky' buildings. The unit graphics where indistinct, lacking character and animations were clunky. The games mood was sober and dry, but not moody or athmospheric in any way.
Fortunately, Age of Mythology addresses all of these points, and adds so much cool stuff of its own even the most jaded AoE fan would be blown away. The game is complex, but not in such a way that its difficult to play. The longer you play, the more amazing things you discover. And believe me, you will be playing for a LONG time.
The quality of the graphics draw you in first, they are stunning. Animations are super-fluid, many look motion captured, buildings are lovely to look at and the water and particle effects truly have to be seen to be believed. Like a bosche painting, the longer and harder you look, the more detail you see.Read more ›
I'm finding it a lot nicer to get on with than Age of Empires II, even with The Conquerors expansion pack and that's all down to the sheer "cool!" factor of the mythological creatures and godly interventions available. Having a squadron of Phoenixes, a couple of troops of Sphinxes and a few giant scarabs under your control, to beat the living daylights out of the enemy's fortification and army is just So Much Fun!
The designers have tidied up some irritations from the other Age of Empires/Kings series; farming is self-regulating, the graphics are much more refined and smooth, unit build-times are shorter (and there are research upgrades that allow them to be built/trained even more quickly), and "main" characters are self-regenerating so it isn't a total loss if they die.
Overall it is very pretty, immense fun and wonderfully satisfying. The first time you get to use the meteor strike, you'll know what I mean.
The presentation of this game, from packaging to ingame graphics is outstanding. Its content makes it superior to all of the previous 'Age Of' games.
It is a huge leap from Age Of Empires 2, atleast a much bigger leap than Age Of Empires To Age Of Empires 2. Its graphics are nothing short of stunning, presented in 32-Bit colour at high resolutions, taking advantage of large monitors and modern graphics cards.
In one word the Gameplay is thrilling. There are three unique civilizations, each including their own gods and their own unique arsenal of archers, calvary and infantry.
After playing this game, you will also discover that you will have learnt a lot about the Greek, Egyptian and Norse Gods ;-)
Another new feature which made my jaw drop was the god powers. There are approximately 27 god powers. 6 of these are the main god powers, including metior storms, tornadoes and earthquakes!
And these aren't pathetic, A tornado can cast its devistation and suck up boats, buildings and infantry.
I could go on forever there is so much to comment on and so little to negatively comment on.
This is a masterpiece, as I said if you only buy one strategy game a year, this is the one to buy.
The campaign has you starting out as the greeks, where you embark on a quest that will take you through the underworld, into the deserts of egypt & onto the northern domains of the vikings.
In order to progress through the game, you have to collect resources (gold, wood & food) as well as build up your forces & your settlements, but, you also have another resource, religion! As you progress, you can choose to worship different gods, each god has different powers & grants different gifts to you the player. Each time you advance to another age, you get to choose from 1 of 2 gods to be your 'minor deity' to follow. As well as allowing additional upgrades to some units, they also grant god powers, including raining massive meteors on a target, and granting rain to improve the rate at which your farms produce food. It is down to you to choose the minor god that best suits your preferred style of gameplay or the particular scenario at the time.
One downside is that the campaign is based upon the greeks and their quest, it would have been better if each race had their own specific campaigns, but that is really the only minor fault i can find with the game at all, which cant be bad can it?
to wrap it up, this game is essentially the best bits from all the RTS games yet made, all bundled up in AOE2 style, but dont take my word for it, get it & make up your own mind!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Graphics aren't great and gameplay is not as good as I thought it could bePublished 7 months ago by Miss Marple
This game is great in all aspects. The campaigns and online capability work great to experience the game in both offline and online mode. Read morePublished 12 months ago by C Ramsey
Liked it so much I bought the revamped version on Steam. Definitely worth it.Published 13 months ago by Sharkey
long time ago i brought this so i gave four can't remember that long agoPublished 21 months ago by Jay