Summary: I am faithful to the AOE games but i was honorably disappointed in how they handled the shipping of the game. BAD:The case was broken and the booklet was ripped. plus the case wasn't even closed all the way. what was the point of putting tap on it if you not even going to close the case?
Great buy at >30, above average game but not one of the best.
10 May 2011
Summary: AoE III is a great upgrade to its predecessor. The graphics remind me of Starcraft 2 and it seems like they used the same game engine or something. I'd call it a Starcraft 2 clone! I didn't get to play the expansions yet but they look quite exciting.
Summary: AOE3 provides some breathtaking graphics for a RTS game. The home city concept is a nice twist, but not really a game changer. The overall game mechanics are nice, and the first few games are entertaining.
Summary: Are of Empires 3 is a great game. You have the choice of a story mode, free play, there are battles on land and in water. Hire mercenaries, wage war on elephants or have wild beasts running at your side. The differences in the cultures you can play as really stand out.
Summary: If you like AoE then this is another like the others. I do get tired of the scots accent. My first set of discs were bad and Microsoft replaced them quickly, with a minimum of hassle. That part was pretty cool.
Summary: I loved playing age of empires II and thought I would enjoy this one as much, but it came in below my expectations. I probably need to upgrade my graphics card but for an RTS game I didn't think I would need to spend that much money to enjoy it!