I remember when my mom and dad showed me this game. My first sessions … oh god, laughable. i thought the granary was some defensive structure because how it looks. I had no idea how to build towers. I lost a few times but kept on playing because it was so … magical to me. The artstyle really grabbed me. Then, 2 years later, my PC destroyed my RoR CD while installing the Urban Assault Demo (xD) and my asked my dad to buy a new one. And i got it. WITH the full Urban Assault Game (I love it and play it still today). And then … Age Of Empires II came in. But i didn’t stopped playing the original one. I loved and love both.
Now, today, i have all editions of all Age Of Empires Games plus Age Of Mythology. This is by far my favorite game series ever. I am playing AoE II HD, AoM EE and AOE III versus the hardest AI’s or against other players with my friends very often. To just calm down.