Excerpt: Age of Empires III doesn’t just have a revamped graphics engine. This is the series’ first leap into the third dimension, but instead of simply adding another dimension, Ensemble has pushed the boundaries of what graphics can do in RTS games.
Excerpt: When I got Age of Empires III I found myself extremly excited. As with most other games, this one was scheduled as another breakthrough in gaming. Age of Empires III would shift RTS borders yet again, but does it? We shall see.
Conclusion: If it hasn't become painfully clear yet, this game is for fans of the genre. It has all the trappings of an RTS game, and does little to bring in non-fans. There are no advanced military formations (there is a setting to enable advanced formations, but they're nothing special), you can't control the...
Excerpt: The Age of Empires series has always pushed the boundaries of the real-time strategy genre, starting with the original title. But instead of early man this time around, AoEIII concentrates on the European powers and their struggle for survival and dominance in the new world.
Excerpt: Strategy fans, its time for you to get excited! Microsoft Studios has released the title that drove us nuts when the first game came out. Age of Empires III is upon us and once again I think that this game is going to redefine the way that most of us will play real time strat games.
Excerpt: I love the Age of Empires franchise, I believe that this is one of the best Real Time Strategy games around, and my beliefs are proved true with each new game that comes out. The talented developers at Ensemble Studios really help innovate this genre by putting in new concepts and ideas with each...
Conclusion: Age of Empires is one of those games you plan on playing for a few minutes but end up wondering where all the time has gone when you see its 3am in the morning. It’s been a long time since an addictive game like this has come along.