Longtime player of Age3 TAD, Which i like very much.i watch esoc and other streams tournaments.
I was very excited AGE3 DE bought preorder intro on graphics, had very high expectations.
What an absolute mess they have made.Main issues
- Horrible graphics , even with anti aliasing turnedoff on update 3552.If we musk, fusiler or skirm/jaeger and other units massed. Difficult to distinguish in a fight. Check close long bow does have have a bow or arrow . Also in a fight difficult to micro units overlap each other
- I think the new graphics engine is garbage
So much blur, original was much cleaner and can differentiate units.
3.Age 2 DE has graphics improved they have not the changed feel.They could have done the same with Age3 DE. Instead code appears to be written from scratch which renders blurry.
4.Now balancing, they probably did not have time simply copied from esoc patch.Otto sucks best.
Some cards are useless now eg ATP +20% hitpoints.
Japs as usual #1Civ with insane boom and literally guard musk in age2 Which are Ashi not to mention then run fast.
- Game lobby worst i have seen, they should have atleast copied from original so much better.
- Game bugs crashing and others hopefully will get fixed.
- Overall the feel of the original Age3 is lost, game mechanics are same homecity, deck etc only reason people are still playing.
Iam not sure if the graphics can improved. I bet Age4 will have same graphical feel as Age3 DE, if this is the case that will be DOA.
I gave up Age3DE, uninstalled.