Kevin Harville "www.totalsuccessteams.com | w..., Amazon
2 May 2014
Summary: As an AOE Fan I had no idea I had to install 3rd party Steam for this until warnings by reviewers. That would be fine....IF it were necessary. But it isn't. And they make it necessary. I tried to play the game--MY game--one I have spent $100 or more through iterations to have. And I had to log in to Steam. I don't know if I can ever play if the Internet is down and for this review don't need to know....the point is they leave you wondering.
Summary: My grandson asked for this game series for Christmas, but was disappointed that he couldn't down load it on his computer. He tried to load on my PC and my Mac and it didn't work on either. He is hoping it will work on his other PC.
Summary: I foolishly purchased this assuming that since my computer had successfully played the old AoE II and the AoE II HD trial version, that it should be able to run the full AoE II HD game. I was wrong. The game would never fully load, making it unplayable. Amazon doesn't offer refunds for digital downloads, and since I didn't buy it from Steam I can't get Steam to refund/credit it, so I'm out the money.
Summary: This is the same game as before. I really liked AoE II back in the day. I was hoping for a few UI tweaks to make it more like the games that have come out since, but it's the exact same game with marginally better graphics. It's fine and fun, but purchase with modest expectations.
Summary: For all that I've heard this is an excellent game, I can't say for myself because it won't work. Microsoft says it is compatible with 7 but I messed around and searched the web for fixes and I still haven't gotten it going. Some people said that if you change something in your registery it will work but as of yet no luck for me. If I get it working I'll update with the steps needed to do so.
Summary: This is an "old" game compared to current games. It is a bit slow and the features are pretty simple. Graphics don't compare to todays versions. Still it was kind of fun. Each level has a "trick" and once you figure out the trick you can win the round. Delivery was great. The seller sold exactly what was advertised. I wanted to play all the AOE games this one was real basic. The grandfather of AOE.
Summary: I got this game in Dec 1997 and for months me and my best friend did nothing but play it. At the time it seemed so cool and interesting. Today, it seems dated and dull. Weird isn't it? I have AOE2 and it is much better but that too already seems old hat. Even with all the expansion packs available for this game it will never come close to the complexity of the sequel or Age of Mythology. Buy it if you can find it dead cheap tho.
Summary: Starting off with Age of Empires II and Age of Mythology, it seemed to be a step backwards. It was enjoyable to play but the inability to sent my men to the town center when attacked was difficult and took a lot more planning. That was probably the greatest thing about the game. I had to plan for every attack.