Summary: I love the AoE series, I grew up playing it as a little girl. Now I'm an adult and I still love to play it. It's even better now that I have a better understanding and appreciation for history. I run this game on a 64 bit Windows 7 machine. Works great!
Summary: one of the first rts games i played when i was younger and with the hd version i get quite a bit of nostalgia. there are still some bugs etc but they are still fixing some stuff in patches and there will soon be a new expansion for this game as well.
Summary: Overall, I loved this game extremely. But I got to a point where I knew exactly when to do something, that overall gave me an advantage of winning the game. Only if I got careless, would I loose.
Summary: I love, love, LOVED AoE2 and have owned it almost since it's release all those years ago. I like the fact that they brought out the defib to bring it back to life, but they really didn't do anything with it besides tack on a 20$ price tag. Everything the developers did with this release was already done with the Forgotten Empires mod, for free(Assuming you owned the original game). I can't in good faith give this game the 7+ rating I sincerely want to give it.
Summary: I bought this game for nostalgia purposes. I loved AOE2 when it came out. Unfortunately, this is the exact same game and they didnt fine tune any gameplay mechanics at all. To me, it just seems like a lazy reboot of the series. The original was good, but it wasnt perfect. There was room to make this version better. Instead, all they did was update a few textures and integrate the Steam wor kshop.
Summary: 10 for it being AoE:II 0 for the "lazy" execution This "HD" AoE is the same AoE we all know, with all its good things. BUT with all its bad things too! Other than cranking up some textures, some for the better, some for the worse and the removing of LAN support, they didn't change anything. With that said, I don't care about graphics. What I care about are "quality of life" features I simply expect from a RTS game that is being released in 2013.
Summary: First of all, it's not HD, it's literally the same. The game itself has a lot of issues and many are complaining about it at Steam forum already. Multiplay is heavily bugged, just unplayable and the dev team has not said a word about it since. Don't buy this game.
Summary: I can give aoe2 tc a 100, but aoe2 hd gets a 0. Too lazy. Nothing that was added works at all. They even took away from things that worked. New art is bad (water is ok), other users already have put (much) better texture packs thanks to workshop which shoul dhave been used more. Changed the order of display of the resources on the screen, bad decision since it doesn't give any benefit. The game would probably need a source code release to fix completely.