When I was a big addicted fan of age 2 I used to hate company of heroes and age of empires 3.
My brothers usually play those games and I was happy with my AoE 2. They insisted on me playing those games, I had to refuse, I thought myself ´´what a lame game and economy, those games really suck´´-
Then my brother bought me CoH. I said arggh whatever, will give it a try just because it’s free… Man, that game was incredibly epic! Then I said to myself -holy crap, maybe I should give a try to AoE 3…
Guys, best decision ever! what an insane game, with way more possibilities and strategies than AoE 2.
To be honest at this point I consider it the best RTS of all time. The infinite strategy paths and the incredible polished animations make this game a germ! I have not even touched AoE 2 in years and became an AoE 3 addict since then.
The explosions, the siege operators, the celebrations, the destruction effects, the fidelity of the units to reality, the asymmetry of the civs, the cannons, the detailed wonderful spectacular ships, man why is this game so underrated?
And one more question, why stick AoE 4 to AoE 2 when AoE 3 is superior to AoE 2 in all meanings!?
Yeah I understand fan base and blah blah but come on, do they want an AoE 2 fan base playing it or a whole new fan base buying it? because if it was the case, AoE 3 has incredible graphics, modern economy options and improvements and insane physics and effects…
However, I crazy love AoE 3, it is just an incredible game that needs some love and recognition and whoever is playing AoE 2 should give it a try.
AoM is underrated too, but its understable, those graphics are a pain for the eyes. Cant wait to play AoM 2 with the engine of AoE 4.