First of all — Romans in Aoe2, are you serious?
It’s the most stupid decision based only on DLC sales expectations. We need to add some stuff to Aoe2 for good sales, let’s add Romans!
We already have Byzantines and Italians!
This is the only civilization that needs to have the option to turn off for people who know history.
Maybe also add Maltese from Aoe3? To make this game a complete history mess!
The second point is connected only with my expectations. I thought that they gonna make a good alternative Aoe2 with ancient history, but they convert Aoe1 with all these ugly-looking units (look at these elephants ), no unique units for civs, and strange buildings scaling.
Maybe Aoe1 fans will play this, but I’m not interested in this. It was better to make Aoe 1,5 with Rome at war devs, that would attract a lot of Aoe2 fans that want some ancient history with Aoe2 style and engine.
Btw I pre-ordered the DLC just to support the game, but it seems that it goes in the wrong direction. No regional skins that are so desired by many campaigns fans and casual players. So many cool medieval civs that they could add and they are adding Romans, what a shame.
It’s probably not going to add a new set going by their track record. If it’s going to be a Caucasian one, they’re probably going to use either the Eastern European, Mediterranean or the Middle Eastern set.
Hoping for some love for Africa , the Americas and Oceania.
It was always meant as a AoE1 port into AoE2 so the devs just have to update only one game instead of two and giving AoE1 instantly all QoL updates of AoE2. I have never read they want to redo all skins.
I dont get why you all rage so much, They clearly stated, that the DLC is simply porting Aoe1 into AOE2
ITS JUST ABOUT THE GAMES ENGINE AND SUPPORT !
The addition of Romans to aoe2, welp.
I just enjoy the support for aoe1.
Haha, fair point! Goths and Huns are for such a long time in the game that they are not confusing so much.
Sure! I wrote that was my wrong expectations. As an Aoe2 player I would love to play with an ancient history setting, but with Aoe2 style like Rome at war mod devs are doing. But I’m not a fan of mods, DLC about late antique from Rome at war devs would be cool!
Actually, that’s the very reason of the disappointment with the DLC. But maybe I have misunderstood things. Can you confirm that the Romans added to AoE II will be playable only on the appropriate campaigns and not, say, in Ranked?
I understand people saying this about Huns, but for Goths??
Have you ever heard about the Visigoths and Ostrogoths? The goths existed well into the 8th century.
And regarding the Huns, depending on who you ask, you can claim that they also existed untill around the 7th century. Besides that weren’t the Huns a dlc civilization? With which I mean not 1999. If you look at the interview with Sandy Petersen he argues for their addition as they didnt want a renaissance focused dlc, take it as you want.