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A great collection
on 1 February 2009
In a fit of nostalgia, I decided to buy the Age of Empires collectors' edition. I'd played both AoE 1 and 2 (but not the expansion packs) when they came out, but over the years sort of forgot about them.
First thing's first: they are worth buying. Considering how ridiculously cheap they are, they are definitely worth the money.
The games give a nice mix of both historical details and fun gameplay.
As someone who is generally not very good at games, I found I had to use the "easy" difficulty level, which was still quite taxing, especially for Age of Empires 2. However, my more proficient friends tell me that the harder levels are at the right sort of level, too. There are more than enough campaigns in this box set to keep you occupied, and of course there's also random maps, too.
Two words of caution: I couldn't make the Conquerors work properly with Vista (it works fine with older versions of Windows), and it is really quite difficult to get the multiplayer working over LAN.
These flaws aside, AoE is a great little series of games, much more engrossing than it should be. I'd definitely suggest you buy it.