Let’s take a look at the situation by Stronghold: Warlords, is AoE4 going to have same fate?
Stronghold Franchise has been for years a rival RTS installment to AoE Series.
Stronghold: Warlords is like AoE4 an RTS set in Middle Ages with base build.
Paid critics did give it very high rating like 80 by GameWatcher, TheGamer, Multiplayer.it and Eurogamer. And most ratings are by around 70.
And we see by this newest 2021 AAA RTS, as usual that the real reception isn’t quite positive,
mixed steam ratings, 40% of people did give bad review. And games online population is probably going to die fast as well. Despite Steam having now more users than ever and it has been a while since a new AAA RTS, this game has 2000 people less at launch than its predecessor from 2014.
So its clear at this point the game did fail.
What went wrong? Why weren’t the experienced people behind Stronghold: Warlords able to please the modern day market? And are we going probably to see the same situation by Age of Empires 4 as well?