“Age of Empires: Definitive Edition” – Is it a 3D or a 2D game? - Age of Empires


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“Age of Empires: Definitive Edition” – Is it a 3D or a 2D game? - Age of Empires

Ever since the first screenshots of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition have been released into the wild, one of the most frequently asked questions has been: “Is this a 2D game or a 3D game?”. Our art team took the question as a compliment, as the game is in fact 2D, just like the original Age of Empires. … Continued

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It looks amazing, I would love to play with my friends and crush them and crown me as the best :smiley:


#3

Those destruction animations are freaking awesome… visually, Age of Empires Definitive Edition is an overwhelming delight. Really guys, thank you again.


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The work they have done is wonderful. I love new models and animations.
But … If so many images were taken for an epic destruction of the building, how much would two or three more have cost for a progressive construction of each building? I do not like the buildings jumping from the foundations and a wooden pylon to a beautiful finished building.
The same before the destruction. The 4 fires in the cardinal points of the building often go wrong, sometimes the ground or nothing burns.
Another thing in relation to boats. The animation of Trireme moving oars is very good, but also War Galley has oars and neither move.
I guess they are small details.

I would never complain about the size of the game. If it’s worth it, I do not care if it weighs 50 GB. I have plenty of space on my disk.


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I knew you guy rework all the graphics in 3D by looking at how the soldiers hold their weapon. Back then in classic mode the soldier facing left will hold their weapon in left hand, while using right hand when facing right (also for bottom, and top respectively), as the game is already huge (as state 300MB for minimum installation) in 90s (and the artist can only draw one direction and lazily flip it to become facing opposite direction).

Now the soldier always hold their weapon in the right hand, which is indeed the evidence of using 3D models.

And finally, always love the destruction physics added to AoE:DE (and hopefully will see it in AoE2:DE and AoM:DE as well), then the whole AoE family will have destruction physics.


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so exited cause only a few weeks left til game launches :slight_smile: woot woot gonna be playing this a lot on my new pc :slight_smile: “once i finish building said pc"desktop build” lol which probably wont be til sometime in march by at least a week :confused: meh"


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the graphics of AoE De is impressive. The boys of Forgotten empire really did a nice job on the graphics.


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There’s only one i think i have noticed about the units of game.

for example,
in the old version of AOE, the Long Swordsman has different attack style in every direction.

while in AoE:DE , only one attack style in all directions.

attack style = i mean the way of the unit (LongSwordsman) on how he slashed his sword.

hope to bring it back, specially in other units.
(imagine the massive war with different moves(attack) style of units)
great to see right? :slight_smile:


#9

Its very obvious the old engine with new renders.


#10

Legit!


#11

I’d say its still mostly 2D


#12

excelente las nuevas graficas y sonidos!!..


#13

please make 3d


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@sirdouggiie0044 said:
please make 3d

@sirdouggiie0044 said:
please make 3d

Thats a remake


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@Augustusman said:

@sirdouggiie0044 said:
please make 3d

@sirdouggiie0044 said:
please make 3d

Thats a remake

Or just an illusion anyway :smiley:


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No > @PCS70 said:

@Augustusman said:

@sirdouggiie0044 said:
please make 3d

@sirdouggiie0044 said:
please make 3d

Thats a remake

Or just an illusion anyway :smiley:
No I mean make the game full 3D will be a remake not a remaster.


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@Augustusman
And I mean that even while using a real 3D engine the final result is still an isometric 3D illusion projected on a 2D surface. :wink:


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@PCS70 said:
@Augustusman
And I mean that even while using a real 3D engine the final result is still an isometric 3D illusion projected on a 2D surface. :wink:

Not necessarily.
In a full 3D you can change the camera.


Many games doesn’t use isometric view. Even you can change to Bird’s-eye view.


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@Augustusman You would still bump your head to the screen though. I do like 0 A.D. too btw.


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@PCS70 said:
@Augustusman You would still bump your head to the screen though. I do like 0 A.D. too btw.
Are examples. I love this kind of games about History. Total War too.