I payed for a GOLD EDITION but didnt get what I payed for...
angel cano, Amazon
23 January 2015
Summary: For all of you guys who are thinking of buying this game from this specific person. I must tell you that I bought this same game (used) and it did not come with all the stuff it was said to come with.. I didn't get the disc for "war chiefs" nor the other one of Japanese edition.... all I got was the original age of empires 3. NOT the gold edition. I'm very disappointed due to i payed more for nothing...
Summary: Call me old fashioned, but I like the original AOE much better than this version. I can't stand the graphics and the way the screen moves around. It feels like you are looking at everything at an angle. I'm sure the gameplay is good, I just don't like the graphics. I will be selling this back on Amazon shortly. Honestly gave this 20 mins of play, so maybe not the most thourough of ratings.
Summary: I should have learned my lesson after Age of Mythology, the developers of this game have decided that they want style over substance. According to them, they had one guy whose sole job in making the game, was to design the water to look super realistic. My question to them is... who gives a s@#& about the water and the birds flying overhead and the trees that sway in the background?
Summary: My system meets the nearly invisible system requirements microscopicly printed on the box but it still would not install because it detected an "unsupported video card." Turns out the README file contains a huge list of video cards they already know won't work but of course you can't see that list until you open the box.
Summary: Be warned before you purchase this game as there numerous bugs and technical issues. A huge majority of the playerbase have had technical issues you can read about at the AoE3 official website forums. There is a patch expected, but it has not yet been released. The game is plagued with lock ups, sound issues, mouse freezing, online gaming troubles, and even installation troubles.
JoeyRoland "Monday Monkey lives for the Weekends", Amazon
14 November 2005
Summary: First, I would like to point out that I was never able to actually play this game, thereby accounting for my rather poor rating. That being said, PLEASE do yourself a favor if you're thinking of purchasing this game - download the demo from [...]. --------------------------------------------------------------- Upon purchasing this game and downloading the update, (1.01 as of the time of this review), I came home to a rather horrific surprise.