Age of Empires Now Even Ageier

By Kieron Gillen on October 6th, 2007 at 2:16 pm.

I didn’t really get on with Age of Empires III – pettily, I was turned off by its fonts – so wasn’t paying huge attention to the second add-on pack. Then three things happened which changed my mind.

Strategy in real time. Whatever will they think of next?

Firstly, they released a demo of it. I’m always interested in free stuff. Secondly, Tom Chick got excited about it. When it comes to anything to do with the RTS, I’ll trust Chick a long way – especially because he wasn’t exactly enamored with the first. Thirdly – and this really shows how off my radar it was – it’s actually being primarily developed by Big Huge Games rather than Ensemble. Who, according to Tom, have been doing some really neat things. Including hotkeys, but Tom always gets excited by hotkeys. If a key’s not hot, he’s not into it.

612 Mb of Real time strategy ahoy!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “I was turned off by its fonts”

    Seriously? That’s a dumb reason not to like a game.

  2. Kieron Gillen says:

    I’m being more than a little tongue in cheek.

    (But I didn’t like the fonts.)

    KG

  3. Babs says:

    How much is 612 Mb in Peggles? Only the old folk use the silly Imperial Mb anymore.

  4. Martin Coxall says:

    How much is 612 Mb in Peggles? Only the old folk use the silly Imperial Mb anymore.

    Pedant point: he probably mean MB (megabytes) rather than Mb (megabits) anyway. Let’s not tell him in case his factor-of-eight margin of error causes him to come over all queer.