Summary: Ok, I'll start with the graphics. I have high end PC (AMD 64-bit 3500+, Radeon X800XT 256mb, S-ATA Western Digital, 2 GB RAM) and there were no troubles with running the game at highest settings. The game is really beautiful - there are flying birds, crocodiles, the terrain is funny when you zoom on it. But for me this is the only good thing in the game. For example, why the **** you need that animated traveling steam engine? It does not change anything in the game.
Summary: I've been waiting for Age of Empires 3 for several years. My wife and I are avid fans of AOE2 and we were really looking forward to Age of Empires 3 every since we heard about it a year ago. Unfortunately, Age of Empires 3 is half-baked and appears to have been rushed out the door for the Christmas shopping season. There are many flaws with this game and overal I give it a poor rating.
Summary: Age of Empires III is a game I had waited eagerly to play for several years. Now it's finally here... but not at all what I expected from a Real-Time Strategy in 2005. It is a solid RTS title... it is also about four years behind the learning curve. The game is stable on my PC (no crashes or lock-ups). The graphics are quite impressive, granted you have the very best equipment on the market.
Summary: This game is bipora, almost schizophreniac. What I mean by this is one part of the game (graphics, A.I. new features) is so incredibly awesome while another part of the game (villager automation, customization, RTS basics) falls behind even those of AOE1 and AOE II. To start off, this is the best graphics I have ever ever seen on an RTS. Incredible. My jaw still won't close to this day.
Summary: I have been an AOE fan since the early days. AOE II is one of my all time favorite games and I still play it frequently nearly seven years later. I only played Age of Mythology(AOM) once and I didn't like the game play. When I got AOE III for Christmas I was very excited to have another great game that would provide years of fun. I came to realize that AOE III was an AOM clone. I tried to play it in hopes that once I go through it more I would enjoy it more.
Groundskeeper Willie, bugs, Braveheart and computer freeze. Awful
Winthrop Harrison "winharrison", Amazon
18 December 2005
Summary: It is indeed tricky to review a game I no longer own. I resold/"returned" Age of Empires III to Amazon, so I have no doubt someone is eagerly installing my bought software right now. Whether they enjoy it depends on several things a prospective buyer should know... A) The campaign is wretched. So many of the early segments come down to 'busy work' - send your sorry hero Mr. Black and his army from the south side of your computer screen to the north.
Summary: I love the Age of Empire series, so when I saw Age of Empires III, I bought it. British and French soldiers in the Great Lakes... cool. Big mistake. I have a desktop machine that's less than a year old, a Dell Dimension 3000 running at 3GHz with 512MB of RAM, and Intel graphics controller, Sound Blaster Live, etc. blah blah blah. So I assumed that would be plenty of machine. It should be. It's a good desktop machine, and that should be enough.
Summary: I've bought a lot of the Age of Empires products and have, for the most part, had a lot of fun with them. This version introduces a few new ideas (card decks, home cities, etc) that allow for some good replayability. It would be a good game, except... * Choppy audio (ALL of the single-player stuff suffers from this) * Weird bugs (occasionally you can create armies of instantly - a nice cheat if it isn't used against you) * Water based fights are horrible (I spent time...
Summary: I've played this series and all of its expansion packs. Also, I'm a great fan of the colonial age. Having been only just barely convinced by reading reviews NOT to get the collectors edition, I feel "lucky." It's a beautiful game but the thing it had always had, game play, just isn't present this time around. I'm truly sad to say that. The worlds are much smaller and the options for playing far more constraining.
Excerpt: A expectativa foi grande quando lançaram este jogo, mas quando fui jogar... um belo Pay-to-win... as fases cooperativas simplesmente alguém era um coadjuvante, nao servi pra nada... itens bons, só pagando e meio toscão os gráficos...Bem... hoje disseram que já arrumaram grande parte, como: os melhores itens pode-se conseguir sem comprar, as fases cooperativas estão equilibradas...mas... não de mais vontade de tentar jogar...pay-to-win...