Dear Forgotten Empires
first of all i want to say thank you for supporting the beloved franchise of Age of Empires for so many years. I loved every new DLC, every little update, the HD and the Definitive Edition and everything Age of Empires has become through your hard work and passion. I’m a fan of Age of Empires since my childhood. Age of Empires was one of the very first pc games my eyes ever saw and i instantly loved everything about it.
I know this topic is not directly new but i really feel the need to share my thoghts with you, the developers (if someone will read this), and every passionated fan here.
I’m happy about every new civilization, every new campaign, everything new to the game. But now we are standing here, right before the release of the fifth expansion after the Definitive Edition release. Since this day we’ve got not one single new architecture set, not one regional better fitting default unit skin (villagers, trash units, knights, crossbows etc.) besides the trade carts, not one new tree or something like that (if i’m not wrong) and besides the fact that unique castles for new civs are very cool they feel unfair to older civs that share one castle with many other civs.
Don’t get me wrong. I love everything yo’ve done to the game. I just feel like i’m at a point where i’m not happy about new civs anymore. Not because the new civs are not cool or not a good addition to the game, but simply because i want visual diversity even more. It feels like at this point not one single aspect of the game should get more work power or attention than this one. Because with so many civs in the game i want to see them. I want too feel playing japanese people and not europeans building chinese restaurants for example. I don’t want to play a game with 8 different civilizations building the exact same buildings, and i don’t want Huns and Vikings building german ‘‘Fachwerkhäuser’’ anymore. It might be presumptuous to say ,i want this’’ or something like that. I don’t want to judge anyone and i know i’m just a customer at the end. But i don’t think im alone with that feeling and i know it would make the game so much richer without rebalancing anything.
- new architecture sets
- a unique castle design for EVERY civ
- regional fitting unit visuals for every unit
The Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition is such a beatiful game. It deserves a big visual update like that.
I’m playing this game with my friends for years. near to every day ends with a match age of empires with a friend for years. We love playing against self-scripted AI player on our self-scripted random maps. Yes, we are more casual players. I don’t speak for competitive online players or pro gamers. But i think every Age of Empires fan would look at an visual update like that and think , wow, looks cool’'.
I just want to share this thoughts and feelings about a game that follows me like my whole life.
just a customer
And sorry for my bad english