Cartoony graphics? Very ugly

That’s all.
The game looks so horrible with these cartoony models and everything looks meh.


Thanks for your contribution.


No one cares. This is old news.


Well that was a useless statement. Only 29 minutes in and we already got one of these.


Just my opinion, the game looks horrible bad and cartoony, the older age looks better, lmao Relic.
Good bye.


thank you for your post, it was a pleasure to ignore it and deleted it out of my memory. next time you are about to s**tpost - trust me -, don´t do it. thank you and let us enjoy our loved game.


Wait for mods. Then you can play game with lag with super good graphics.

thanks for post. seems like u havent heard to the technology called youtube before?


I love everyone just dumping on this guy.

We get it dude. Anyone else remember AoE2 when it first came out? only took what, 15 years to get a 4k version that everyone is happy with?

This game was 100% designed to spec down to get more people into the series now that it’s on Game Pass. I would bet a lot of money that in the future we will see a “true” 4k version of the game for those who want it.

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Optimization already suck in this game.
You got very low fps for what the game looks like.

No, the game isn’t ‘spec’d down’. They just couldn’t be bothered to program in support for multi-threading on CPU’s. So we end up with a game with ten year old graphics.


the game is totally designed to reach as big of an audience as possible. Several industry articles have been written about the “low spec mode” in order to grow the player base.

Is it unfortunate for diehard fans? yeah sure of course. Is it a moved based on trying to rebuild a franchise that has been dormant for far too long? probably…

How is this not spec’d down for lower-end computers?

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64bit | Windows 11 64bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U or AMD Ryzen 5 2400G | CPU with AVX support required
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD 520 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 50 GB available space
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64bit | Windows 11 64bit
Processor: 3.6 GHz 6-core (Intel i5) or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 | CPU with AVX support required
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 970 GPU or AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU with 4GB of VRAM
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 50 GB available space
Additional Notes: 4 GB of video RAM and 16 GB of system RAM

Haters gonna hate…

Like I had commented previously, while it may seem disappointing to some, reviving a franchise to as many people as possible does make good business sense.


The units are looking much better than In the Beta if you activate maximum geometry details in the settings.


If you don’t like, give a bad review on steam.


Most, if not all, modern programs are multithreaded. You can’t run everything a game requires on a single thread; input would freeze the render, for starters. Nevermind audio.

Regardless, I’d love to hear why you think the game lacks multithreading, ideally with evidence showcasing this.


“Ideally with evidence” … that line has me rollin’.

Their is no evidence. Everyone is out here acting like building these games is a simple task and everything should be 4k HDR by default.


He was probably referring to the “Digital Foundry” review. It talks about overly relying on one thread (around 12:30 in the video). I’m not a game engine coder so can’t say how valid this claim is–just watch the video and judge for yourself.

Look at Tharkun’s post.