I understand your distrust in the game but I think you shouldn’t see everything too negatively. It is usually the question “is the glass half full or half empty” that you have to ask yourself.
ill try it on the Xbox game pass and if it realness in a good state ill buy it on steam since the Xbox version is the worst version with slower patches and hotfixes, as well as locked down game files with little room for modding.
I wanna buy it, i really do, but in Argentina is just too much. For now, i will wait to a discount.
I am curious what effects the closed beta will have on willingness to buy.
Holding out for a physical special edition
Just gonna get it off steam otherwise
I’d love a Physical Collector’s Edition as well! Barring that, I’ll buy the Digital Deluxe on Steam.
Atm I’m really not sure. I wait for more gameplay and Beta access.
If I’d buy it, then the Standard Edition.
This is a 7 day old interview on twitch between Relic and Worlds Edge employees, that I’m sure not everyone has seen so far.
Here is a small list of key points with new pieces of information from the video and some are from reddit:
Landmarks can be rebuilt where they were originally built. The foundation is essentially indestructible(The only exception to this would be the Mongols, who could rebuild the landmark, then pack it up and move it if they wanted to)
Abbasids want mixed troops and won’t want armies of camels as shown in the video but instead mix small numbers throughout their army. I feel like this gives camels more of a logistic role than a pure combat one that may address some of the historical complaints about them. The way Adam Isgreen talked about it makes it sound as if there’s more than one kind of area-of-effect buff.
Abbasids get lots of unique techs (presumably other civs will have fewer unique techs)
Overall goal with naval was to make it “even more interesting” than previous Age games. They emphasize the difference between oar and sails ship. In past builds of the game they’ve made pretty radical distinctions between their respective turn rates though this has been tuned down. Goal is that there should be a role for smaller ships due to better handling. Lot’s of talk about broadsides from Quinn Duffy and he discusses coordination of land and water forces. Edit: sounds like when firing broadsides you shoot from both sides of the ship at once.
All civs encourage micro in some situations and the HRE has a unit that very strongly encourages micro.
Coat of Arms: In game you’re represented by portrait and coat of arms with personalized colors, symbols, art, etc. when you buy the digital deluxe edition you’ll get extra options.
Monuments: As you play you unlock monuments that go in the empty space of TC. Purely cosmetic. You get an extra one with the digital deluxe edition.
To entice people to buy the deluxe, I wish they’ve shown a preview (with watermark) of the artwork and a short sample of the soundtrack. I’ve listened to previous AoE game soundtracks and to be honest, they pale in comparison to Total War’s so in the end I pre-ordered the standard edition.
Can we get this game to GOG?
I want to be able to play this 20 years from now and I can hardly expect to do so if I can’t even run the game without connecting to a server.
I would be fine with Xbox Game Pass for now since it’s at least straightforward in what it offers but it doesn’t include DLC… and sorry, I am not buying DLC to a game (license) I don’t own.
I don’t think this game will be available on GOG any time soon, as there are no games from the age of empires series available on GOG. And steam servers are not going anywhere for a long time
purchase or game pass? im purchasing to give my full support to the developer.
I purchased it. I don’t use game pass , would be a total waste of money because basically all I play is AoE and 3 or 4 other games
whats the other games?
Same here. I am gonna jump on it as I jumped on the list of “Looking for a prom date.”
I played strong hold warlords a little bit, kinda got bored, got CoH 2 free on steam a month or so ago and just tried that, and Vedelem the Golden Horde, every once in awhile me and my brother play Star Wars battle front 2, and Star Wars galactic battlegrounds
thats cool! ive been playing the witcher 3 waiting for aoe4 and forza horizon 5
Standard Editions for me and my partner. As much as I’m an absolute fan since the very first AoE, I think that Digital Deluxe Edition is a joke. Just make a physical collector’s edition holy sh**, we are going to buy it like there’s no tomorrow.
Iam looking closley on the poll counter tomorrow.
Since there is no local pricing for Turkey I can’t afford the game so I might use the game pass for a while or keep waiting for a huge discount.(Which I don’t think there will be a huge discount in the first year so I think will wait. by a lot)