As a player who started playing the game Ａge of Ｅmpires in junior high school, AoE2 and AoE3 are the best memories of his adolescence.
In 2017, Microsoft announced AｏE 4, and I began to pay attention to its development progress. Every day, I prayed to play AｏE 4 earlier, and the official release of AoE4 in 20２１, It’s my biggest surprise after growing up and working. Like a gift from God, I have too many feelings for it. It feels like my own growth，After so many years, it has finally ushered in a new look.
I even want to become a game anchor and broadcast AoE 4 live every day, because as a player, a game that can make myself follow enthusiastically and accompany me forever is also a great happiness.
But now, I’m losing interest in it. It’s a tragedy. I can’t find the reason. I think AoE2ＤＥ and AoE3ＤＥ are more interesting than it. Now I’m not worth wasting time on it. More importantly, these two games were released earlier than it.
I was a little disappointed when I first participated in the game trial test. Compared with AoE 2 and AoE 3, AoE 4 does not have comprehensive functions. It does not have the function of viewing a complete map after the game, the function of automatic patrol, the function of selecting colors, and Defeat the treasure guardian to get the setting of the treasure in AoE3, (this is conducive to early development and map exploration),ｙｏｕ can’t drive animals away, can’t set routes, etc., resulting in the game is very strange to old players, and the playing methods of many AoE2 and AoE3 have changed (China has abolished the setting of two more farmers than other countries).
Moreover, the shortcut function of the game is worse than its predecessors. There is no cheating code and map editor. The score of players can’t be seen by default. Why can’t the game speed be adjusted? Why is there no custom resource? (what about my unlimited resource mode) ？And now you only have a small-scale war mode. You also split it into six modes that look different but play almost the same way．Why are there noｔ other game modes like (kill the king mode)(Treaty mode) (survival mode) (Imperial war mode)? (I heard that the latest beta version has added some functions, hoping to make the game more complete soon.) is this Ａｇｅ ｏｆ Ｅｍｐｉｒｅｓ I’m familiar with? Or a bad imitation using its name?
The update speed of this game is too slow. The updates of AoE2ＤＥ and AoE3ＤＥ are much more diligent than it. There are still a lot of bugs to be repaired and a lot of functions to be improved. But now this efficiency, I can’t guarantee that it can be completed in a short time. Please pay more attention to this game, There are many feelings of old players in it.
This game lacks creativity. Today, we don’t compare it with other new RTS games. Even if we remove the card support function of AoE3 and compare it with your AoE4, it has more innovative playing methods than your AoE4. Your AoE4 just copied the original framework and playing method of AoE2 and made a game with high similarity, but it still lacks many basic functions and playing methods, This makes your AoE4 playing very monotonous.
What’s the fun of this game? I’ll keep building siege cones to rush? Or constantly hiding behind the city wall to create wonders? Or continue to occupy the holy land? Or repeat the invincible siege at the end of the game to attack the opponent’s towns and walls? What’s the fun of this game? I play this game to build the city wall? Upgrade age? Develop the economy, and then use the invincible siege to defeat the opponent or watch the cannons bombard each other?
This game is also very lack of details. When soldiers use torches or long-range weapons, they will not change short weapons immediately after being attacked by the enemy. Is this soldier stupid? Is it so difficult to make a picture of switching action? There is no one to push the siege device while driving. Please, AoE3 has people pushing the cannon. Can’t you do it without AoE4 technology? The picture and modeling of the game are still so rough. There is no difference in the scenes in the maps of different climate environments, and there are only those kinds of animals.
Your aoe4 game balance is the worst I’ve ever seen. In the past, there were abundant fish resources. Players liked fishing, so you reduced the number of fish. Players liked hunting, so you reduced the movement speed of scouts carrying animal carcasses,
Not to mention the Arab, Mongolia’s exaggerated and powerful advantages are still not well balanced after being updated. Delhi and China, which are late age countries, at least let them live to their late age in the game. China’s exaggerated late strength will indeed affect my game experience, but I don’t care about this, Because it is too fragile in the early stage, and the cost and cost of trying to show its advantages are too heavy. It costs twice as much resources to upgrade its age and Dynasty as others. I play China. If my teammates do not protect me from developing to the later stage, I have no chance to fight back, because my early army is too weak to protect myself by quantity, I can’t harass the enemy well. I’m finished,
It’s really funny now. Officials can’t supervise the wonders and docks. A large number of Zhuge crossbows can’t kill a large number of cavalry. A large number of fire lanser can’t counterattack the enemy’s siege. The honeycomb cannon is not as good as the light catapult. China can only be beaten in the whole game. I don’t know what advantages China has in the game,In the game setting, all the advantageous items in China have become decorations and jokes
Others say that China can be made into a civilization with the characteristics of a large number of low-quality and cheap infantry. I tell you that you have changed the game setting. China is a gunpowder civilization, not an infantry civilization. The victory of ancient Chinese wars is not based on the number of people. We rely on the continuous development of science and technology and military strategies to determine the victory or defeat of the war. However, in modern history, due to the long-term lack of development, science and technology has lagged behind western countries and suffered the most terrible disaster. However, wait and see, the Chinese are very hardworking and smart, and the advantage of science and technology will be in our hands sooner or later.