New Age Of Empires

#1 Posted by illmatic19 (964 posts) -

 

  Loving the art style. Apparently you can sign up for a beta, but the link isn't working right now.
#2 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

I was hoping that I'd stumble upon Age of Empires IV; not this. Disappointed. =(

#3 Posted by themangalist (1739 posts) -

beat me to it. 
 
To be honest about the game, I really am starting to hate free to play games are going for the goofy cartoonish style. My childhood favourite game is now made into some battlefield heroes cutesy travion rts... thing. I do not like watching soldiers with huge torsos and little feet fighting in a war. SO, I'm disappointed.

#4 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -

I don't know what to say about that...
 
It's at least good to see some of the ex-ensemble people doing something.

#5 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -

Fuck that shit.
#6 Posted by Soapy86 (2634 posts) -
@themangalist:  They're not stylized because they're free to play, they're stylized because that lends itself to lower polygon counts and lower resolution textures. Meaning the system requirements won't be ridiculous and more machines will be able to run it. 
 
Anyway, I think this looks pretty neat.
#7 Posted by EVHKwick (452 posts) -

I'm curious to know what the demand for this was. I'd much rather have another entry in the original series.

#8 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@Meteora said:
" I was hoping that I'd stumble upon Age of Empires IV; not this. Disappointed. =( "
sad face to da maaaax!
#9 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5276 posts) -

So Farmville extreme?
 
Spamming a bunch of dudes could be fun though.

#10 Posted by one_2nd (2359 posts) -

Game went downhill after the second one imo. 

#11 Posted by endless_void (706 posts) -

YESSSS A NEW AOE GAME!!!! FINALLY!!!11
 
To all the haters, read the FAQ, it clears out any notions of the game being like farmville. The only people claiming this is like farmville are the assholes over at kotaku.

#12 Posted by Aronman789 (2682 posts) -
#13 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

Still waiting for the Facebook Civilization game myself.... :)
 
These kind of games are a good way for people to get into gaming though.  First start with Farmville, then work yourself up to this, and then you buy a $60 PC game that your PC can't handle.  Oops.  It seems to me that "casual" games are simply doing well because they run on most PCs.

#14 Posted by sagesebas (2004 posts) -
@themangalist said:
" beat me to it.   To be honest about the game, I really am starting to hate free to play games are going for the goofy cartoonish style. My childhood favourite game is now made into some battlefield heroes cutesy travion rts... thing. I do not like watching soldiers with huge torsos and little feet fighting in a war. SO, I'm disappointed. "
this and GFW sucks hard
#15 Posted by Jazz2 (151 posts) -
I still hope they're making age of empires 4 or age of mythology 2 but this just makes me sad... hopefully it does well for those guys, i guess...
#16 Posted by MrGetBonus (782 posts) -

Games for Windows Live? Lol...

#17 Posted by secretagent099 (127 posts) -

THOSE GAMES SUCK. no strategey whatsoever.

#18 Edited by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -
@secretagent099 said:

" THOSE GAMES SUCK. no strategey whatsoever. "

Will you shut the hell up already please? Stop trolling Giant Bomb that's not what this site is about.
 
EDIT: I'm excited for this new game (and hope they either remake AoE2 or create AoE4).
#19 Posted by Tordah (2481 posts) -

So far I'm disappointed. Like someone already said, I'd much rather have AOE4 or AOM2 than this.

#20 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5146 posts) -

No empire has conquered the passage of time. RIP Ensemble Studios.

#21 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Persistent MMO RTS? Interesting, but something tells me that the final game will lack substance. 

#22 Posted by themangalist (1739 posts) -
@Soapy86: 
 
Valid point you have there. But i would much prefer a hd treatment of the classic 2d sprite army men. that's what the AoE franchise has always meant to me.
#23 Posted by Za3r0 (100 posts) -
@one_2nd: true. first one still my fave
#24 Posted by TheHBK (5507 posts) -

I like it, though not too crazy about the art style.  But I mean, really, where else could the AoE series go?  They did 3 games, that cover pretty much good parts of history and the gameplay of 2 and 3 still rock today.  Youd be asking for something like what they did with Starcraft but thats not necessary.  The Art of AoE2 and 3 holds up better today than the first starcraft does.  So go back and play those, what could you want from AoE4?  Going into the modern age? Nah, thats not really Age of Empires.  This is good for the series and is more for people that want social strategy but dont want to farm and find a lonely calf.  Though you can still farm in this game.
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