Okay i was playing the closed beta, and dev’s wrote there, that they are not able to work on the pathing aslong the Performance is so bad!Espacialy the Rendering!
So now the released Version has a better Performance in multiplayer.
Also cause you cannot zoom so far anymore. BUT.
.) as i remember dev’s wrote on discord that we got a dedicated matchmaking on release, where is it?
.) pathing is horrible .
Okay now to Pathing.
i do not think you will be able to fix this in AoE:DE.
But please if you plan to add AoE2 : DE think about creating a new engine, instead of trying to use a 20-30 year old engine!
The Thing is, atm you should only Play with 50-75 supply , not more.
Units block each other so easy , also if 2-3 Units try to follow another unit thats nearly impossible.
The pathing in generall kill this game for me.
I like the decision that you go away from formation’s.
Normaly this would open up alot of Micro potential, but the Problem is models are WAY to big.
and the way they move is soo clunky.
It feels like you was trying to use a Engine for a 800x600 to a 4k Thing.
But only by increasing the Pixels and not adjusting the models + pathing corectly.
Good Things about the game.
.) In singleplayer, if you Play with a higher zoom, you are still able to zoom out far enough.
The look / graphic of the game is very nice!
.) Alot of mission’s and you are able to Play against KI . For People who enjoy stuff like that, its a very good Remake!!!
For me personaly, i guess i wanted to much from this game.
I saw screenshots and Videos, and it Looks really nice for such a “old” game.
Also the Hotkey Setup is very nice, and you are able to Change everythink.
This is perfect! you could read about this hotkey’s before you bough the game.
So i decidet to buy it.
And i was very disapointed in the beta, and im still not happy with the game.
It feels like, they worked really hard on the graphic Thing also with zoom and so on.
Also on the hotkey Setup .
Then the time run’s out, and they selled the game.
i guess a half year more intense work on the pathing and unit size would help alot.
Or maybe used a new engine, i mean something must be aviable allready, cause age of Empires 4 or not?
.) Singleplayer - very nice
.) graphic Remake - > very good espacialy on higher zoom
.) hotkey -> good!
.) Multiplayer Lobby Support , and ranking System not existend or very bad in generall ( no dedicated Support , not enough filters )
.) pathing catastrophal