Review – Age of Empires: Age of Kings (and Crashing)
21 February 2008
Conclusion: On the whole, if you are a strategy player and aware of the many ways the game can crash, this is a great pickup for the DS. If you have friends for multiplayer, you’ll get that much more fun out of the game.
Excerpt: Age of Empires: The Age of Kings may share a name with the PC series, but the portable version has been completely redesigned to appeal to portable audiences as well as take advantage of the system’s capabilities.
Excerpt: This review took me longer to write than I really wanted. I'm a big strategy fan, particularly of the Age of Empires series, so I was looking forward to Age of Empires: The Age of Kings. Initially, I was interested in how the game made the switch from RTS to turn-based, Advance Wars-style.
Conclusion: Age of Empires: The Age of Kings delivers a good, quality RTS game for the Nintendo DS. It might not have everything the PC version does but it have the majority of units, buildings and it even lets you do some upgrading.
Excerpt: Genghis Khan is on a roll. With villagers bringing in a plentiful supply of gold from the mines and wheat from the farms, his populace is flourishing and victory is nearly assured in the ongoing battles to the north.
Conclusion: begins with a quick introduction detailing the historical significance of each skirmish, and while they’re not 100% accurate, they help put history in context. If you’re curious, there’s a whole library of factual data regarding each of the heroes and their civilizations.