Reviews and Problems with Age of Empires: The Age of Kings
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Great real-time strategy game for Nintento DS
Dino V. Saccani "hstruman", Amazon
5 May 2013
Summary: It's hard to find good real-time strategy games for Nintendo DS given the limited amount of capabilities of this small unit (compared to PC's and console games), but Age of Empires pulls it off! For those who love a good RTS experience and want a "lite" and mobile experience, this is for you!
Summary: I really like this game. Although it had to make compromises from the real time PC version, I think it's a nice compromise. The DS version keeps a lot of the same features of the PC version - like constructing buildings (including wonders), researching technology, and massing an army of different types of soldiers. I'm running through the campaigns which are enjoyable.
Summary: Advance Wars has always dominated in turn based strategy and in my opinion still does and then there was fire emblem which advanced intelligent systems turn based empire even bigger but then came age of empires. Age of empires is not too far away from advance wars but it gives a average presentation. The first level has you wanting more but then again you get to pick which level to go on.
Summary: I enjoyed this game almost as much as the pc version, even though the graphics were not as good, because it was portable. I purchased my copy used. An earlier reviewer mentioned that there were known problems with a three letter character name, I had used a three letter name. It locked up a few times forcing me to restart it. Finally one day it locked up and wouldn't restart at all. I tried several times over the next month and finally gave up.
Summary: Well, I have been an Age of Empire player for years now. But since my kids have autism, I had to down grade to a portable system, and the DS has AOE. I have enjoyed the game definately! There have been some glitches! Well I have learned to save, especially while fighting against 3 AI. I tend to think it is the memory capabilities of the DS, or should I say uncapabilities? Anywho...
Summary: This is a very fun to play game with lots of replay value. There is a few bugs in the game that they should have caught in game testing, but I guess the game was rushed through production. I like this game nearly as much as my favorite DS game Advance Wars. It's too bad the game doesn't keep a record of high scores. The games AI is pretty predictable, but still fun to beat over and over. I can only hope they make a second follow up game and fix the bugs.
Summary: Don't listen to these other reviews griping about lockups. They don't happen all that often, and to be safe, you can save before ending day so you don't lose everything. The only problem with this game is that once you end day, you have to wait for everyone else to do whatever they want to do, and late in the game this could take a while. In all, this is a great game for the DS, and I highly reccomend it!
Summary: This game was everything that I had hoped for. I was worried about the "save game" problems that other reviewers had complained about. But the game includes instruction on how to get around that particular problem.
Summary: I was both pleased and intrigued to hear that Age of Empires could be played on the Nintendo DS. The turn based combat works well, the graphics are pleasing, though simple. Age of Empires in turn-based form ends up feeling somewhat like those early days playing Sid Meier's Civilization. It begs the question, why isn't Civilization on the DS? Age of Empires succeeds in bringing the RTS elements of resource management and expansion into a turn based game.
Summary: I have found that age of empires ds is not quite as bad as people make it out to be. I have logged 17 hours with this game and although it has frozen twice(both non-lethal to game) that creating a username four characters or longer does indeed help. All that aside it is a really great game with plenty of units and excellent battle animations (though a little repetitive). This game recieves 4 stars because of glitches, but it is an overall good game.