Reviews and Problems with Age of Empires: The Age of Kings
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Samuel Zylstra, Amazon
22 February 2014
Summary: I play the Age of Empires game for the computer, which is a fun free for all with battle everywhere. The DS version however, is a turn based game that seams like a copy of Sid Meyer's Civilazation III, slightly tweaked. I baught this game so i could play one of my favorites on the go, so when i got this i was highly dissapointed. if you like Sid Meyer, then i would reccomened it. PC Age of Empires beware: buy, and you'll be punching yourself later. P.S.
It was fun.....until it died...**SIX** different games
Traci K. Hoeting, Amazon
23 December 2006
Summary: So, I bought the game and played it for about 4 days and had a blast with it on a long car trip. Brought it home and the next day, it wouldn't restart. Just a black screen. So I took the game back. Since the retailer will replace the game, not refund it, I got GAME #2. GAME #2 played once, then wouldn't restart. Return--replace. GAME #3 played for about 10 minutes, restarted 3 times, then died. Return--replace. GAME #4 played 1 time, then wouldn't restart.
Summary: I am the only girl I know who likes this game (other than my sister), and have played the computer game many times at friend's houses, and so my aunt gave it to me for my birthday, when I finally got around to playing it, it was an awesome game. I loved the easy to use controls and simple tutorial, but after only 2 days of playing, it froze up! When I clicked the game on my DS's menu, the entire screen would go black.
Summary: This game is okay. It's fun to unlock items, completing difficult maps, and learning about old heros. However, the game has some flaws. I've had this game for only 3 weeks, and the screen has frozen four times. If you buy this game, be aware of this and save often - It's not the DS's fault, try not to get frustrated with it. The graphics are fine, but could be better. The only thing different about this and the PC games, is that there are no custom maps.
Summary: I've been playing Age of Empires for a couple of weeks and have been largely impressed. The tutorial mode is good and the user interface is solid. Since people have covered the positives in glowing detail, I'll delve into the negatives a bit. GIven the small real estate available, the interface is good. It would be nice to be able to zoom in a bit in order to get better control over your units. It would also be nice to be able to rotate the map.
Summary: Firstly, nobody tells you that this game is turn-based, i.e. one player has to move all units before the other takes his turn. This has been outdated on PCs for the best part of 10 years, surely Nintendo can do better? Secondly all units move one square of the map at a time, which means that on tiny maps of AOE you constantly get bottlenecks where slower units block the way of faster ones and stop access to buildings/enemy units.
Conclusion: I was dissapointed with this game as I am used to playing Age of Empires on the PC and it is significantly different to this. If you like turn based type games then you will love this one but it is just not for me.
Excerpt: Un Age of empires para tu NDS, como farda esto en un catalogo de juegos, cuando alguien se entera de que posee este titulo en su catalogo de juegos. Entonces es cuando empiezas a leer mas sobre el juego y se te van quitando las ganas de probarlo, pero como gente rara hay para todo yo lo probe. Antes de nada quitaros de la cabeza cualquier idea que tengais, no penseis encontrar un juego similar al del PC. El juego tiene la esencia de un Age pero de ahi no pasa.
Pros: Lo mas parecido a un Age para la NDS
Cons: Graficos, sonido, control, calidad en general