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. AoE III is definitely worth picking up for less than 20$!
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!
Summary: I love the Age of Empire series. I've been playing since the very first one! I like 3 somewhat, but its not my favorite one so far! The game itself is similar to the others, but the graphics are a little different and its not as easy to comprehend as the others either! It might just be me but when I first played the game I had trouble telling the building apart. I really think the publishers could have done better with the graphics, thats my biggest disappointment!
Summary: If you like the previous Age of Empire games, you will like this one too, but the game is no better than the previous versions. The graphics is the same & so is the gameplay except for now you have the option to choose missions to complete. What I dont like is that you get to choose difficulty level, I think it should be one difficulty level & nothing more. If you like the whole command & conquor war theme this is the game for you. Lots of gaming hours & fun gameplay.
Summary: Game Play 3 of 5 stars Graphics 4 of 5 stars Sound 2 of 5 stars A.I. 3 of 5 stars Pros: Cons: Overall: This is a good title and will provide several hours of entertainment. Had to install an automatic update to allow the game to resume from pause mode after a saved game load. Please note: this title was reviewed using a Dell XPS Gen 4, P4 HT @ 3.20 GHz, 4 Gig RAM, Dual 160 SATA RAID(0) hard drives and a nVidia GeForce 6800 256mb PCIe video adapter.
Summary: Microsoft's game Age Of Empires III is a great new look for their Age of Empires series. At first I was blown away by the amazing graphics and new features. As a game set in the age of colonization, there a several new features such as being able to recieve goods and reinforcements from your home city. Unfortunatly, I don't think this game is as fun as the original versions.
Summary: It's true that AoE III does bring new elements to AoE series like Home City and experience points (sort of like career tracking). The matchups and strength/weakness between range units and infantry units and siege units are indeed deeper than ever before (i.e. in AoE I, you could win a lot of games with just HAs and CATs coupled with few priests and villagers without much planning).
Summary: I loved Age of Empires and AOE2 and all their expansion packs. It was never quite as dynamic and exciting as Command and Conquer but the graphics were far superior and C&C for me went down a rat hole and became over complex with its "veteran units" etc. Age of Mythology added "heroes" who could not die (at least in the single player missions) and added "mana" as an addition resource to be collected, which started to get tedious.
Summary: High points: Great graphics (if you're having trouble with the frame rate, turn down shader settings), wicked cool physics engine, mostly good unit balance (besides artillery), RPG-like home city element well implemented, great sound, awesome looking naval battles Low points: Campaign isn't particularly fun, artillery is insanely overpowered, poor nation balance, terrible AI, towers are too expensive and are not powerful enough, teching is extremely expensive past age 3...