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: 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.
A decent strategy game of its time, let down by a few near fatal flaws.
1 January 2011
Excerpt: Well many years ago now, Age of Empires was released and became a big hit with everyone. It was a good old-fashioned real time strategy game, with lots of features and pretty decent game play. However, I must admit that despite loving strategy games in general, I never really got that excited about this particular game. I know I'm probably the only one but there you go.
Summary: I've played this game for weeks with a good friend. We like it, but it lags, and has frozen up while play against the computer. We are both on cable modems, and using the TCP/IP connection. It's similar to Warcraft 2, and Starcraft, but with more variables.
Excerpt: hijos de escocia, habeis venido a luchar como hombres libres, y hombres libres sois, ¿qué haríais sin libertad?, ¿lucharéis?, luchad, y puede que murais, huid, y vivireis, un tiempo al menos, y al morir en vuestro lecho, dentro de muchos años, no estareis dispuestos a cambiar, todos los dias desde hoy hasta entonces, por una oportunidad, ¡de volver aquí a matar a nuestros enemigos!, puede que nos quiten la vida, pero jamás nos quitarán... ¡La Libertad!