So hi. I’m making this topic to talk about age of empires 4 and the long ride that we lived on since 2017. First of all , this was a hell of a long ride , and I know , it’s been 4 years since the game was announced but for me this was like AGES . And I am truly happy to see how this turned on.
Aoe for me is literally my favorite franchise and I have faith that this saga will be in a near or far future a mighty one of the pages of history.
So in this topic I want to talk about that ride we had about aoe4 , during the first hype of 2017 and the great dying of the fan preview , and the recovering of NOW , since you are reading this on 20th you are a part of the history of the game. Every one of you has been here and maybe can say to their kids in the future , I was here.
Many of us defended this game with sword and blood , a lot of us. I did even went to this forum in classes and forgot about what I did in that day just because I was fighting with some dude about visuals . This might sound silly but all of my English I learned is from YouTube and my classes (30% , basic vocabulary) and I perfected in here , you can see my first post talking in a lenguage I don’t understand.
So first of all I want to say thank you to everyone , all the things I said on this forum , even the “fights” I did have with many of you were so fun to have. Knowing that all of this will end when the game releases (probably) is the reason of why I’m saying this.
Well , let’s begin because this is going to be a long thread and I might get emotional (I’m sorry) so let’s start.
————— THE OLD DAYS ———————
Any one of this forum remembers seeing the fake trailers of aoe4 in the past? , when the game wasn’t announced and think : damm… this would never happen… and get sad? , because that is my case . I actually did noticed that aoe4 was going to be a real thing because one night I decided to search aoe4 false trailers and did saw the real announcement , probably the craziest day I ever had.
——————2017 ARRIVES! ITS REAL!!———————
I was hyped as ■■■■ , that first trailer was a hell of trailer , it was that good that now days the trailer haves 11 million views , holy moly. I remember seeing everyone thinking of what age it would be , and they thought that it was going to be of ww1 and ended being in the Middle Ages lol , I remember being fricking hyped for over 2 years and still nothing. And then…
So , for this one I want to clarify something… I talk Spanish and that is my main lenguage , so it’s kinda funny that I was doing my stuff , I was chilling and suddenly a yt notification appears on my screen. And it was that aoe4 was going to have his gameplay today and I was HOLY ■■■■ .
And then i remembered seeing that Spanish community was pissed because the game was going to be in the Middle Ages and not like in ww1 , still nowadays they are pissed. I know that there was also controversy in the English community but that only lasted 2 months and some Spanish people are still mad about it. The community was also pissed in general because of the cartoony look that I personally did like a lot ! And it’s a shame that they did change it to be more real to be honest… there were a lot of cool things about that trailer like the golden eagle for example (it’s in game also) .
In 2 years they went completely silent , no news , nothing. Just our silence , it was that silent that some people though that aoe4 was CANCELLED , DEAR god it was a fake new , I did find a lot of people believing that and I couldn’t resist more and I did make an account of Reddit (now is deleted because my English cringe) , literally this thing went so silent that in 2018 I made this forum account , and never used it again until 2020 when fan preview was announced .
—————THE GAMEPLAY , AND THE DOWNGRADE——————
So , in 10th on April we had the fan preview , and I truly was hyped for it and I did enjoyed it a lot but then community graphic problems began , I didn’t noticed but after a lot of comparison I did knew that there was a problem , or a downgrade. Because the “Tune in into fan preview” trailer showed good and nice looking graphics and then the fan preview looked kinda dull… it didn’t took much time to my man jimmy to make the legendary GRAPHICS MEGA-THREAD. It brings me moments of sadness and happiness seeing that topic always there , PINGED. But anyways developers heard us and they did improved a LOT compared to fan preview , c’mon , you can’t deny it.
—————THE PRESENT DAY——————
Today , 20th , 8 days before launch. In what situation we are now? Well , we are in a rare situation that people don’t know if they like the game or they don’t , and that is because they forgot the experience! The only thing that I know is that I did enjoy the game and I am gonna play it.
I’m truly hyped to see what is inside of the 4k graphics package dlc if you ask me! Maybe it won’t be a total difference but I think is going to be pretty good!! Or at least good…
Well so , yeah thank you everyone to be in this adventure and in this long ride , and see you in 28th!