Hello Everyone, As you saw in the tittle; yes, the Native American Civilizations need attention, since they have many errors in many ways and therefore they should improve them.
I’ll explain the mistakes and misunderstandings with each civilization at a time and then I’ll explain once mistakes that this kind of civs have in common; to make this topic easier. In this topic i will only take the mistakes.
*Wrong terms or identity:
The word Aztec was a term created by the Spanish to reference to all the nahua or chichimeca people that lived in the Lake of texcoco (Valley of Mexico; Actual Mexico City); in the tripple alliance of Texcoco, Tlacopan and Tenochtitlan where there were some ethnicity groups united called the Mexicas, not aztecs.
Mexicas were more like this
The Center of Tenochtitlan were so colorful as shown above.
Instead in AoE Mexicas appear like this:
The structures aren’t historically accurate and makes no sense.
Last thing to note is that Aztecs have like an European trading post:
- Wrong terms or identity:
The Correct term was the Tawantinsuyu; that was an empire of many ethnicity groups across the Andes and the pacific coast in South America.
The term Inka really means “ruler” or “lord” in Quechua and was used to refer to the ruling class or the ruling family; not to reference to an entire Empire
the unique unprecise things i find here are that no buildings in the have doors and the walls were different (without roof and decorations).
Mistakes that share the Haudenosaunee, Lakota, Inca, and Aztecs
All the civilizations except the mentioned above, have temples; for example, the inca should have a temple building like the Ushnu:
They don’t have Wonders neither.
Examples of what could be wonders in the Incas:
Also this civilizations share all together the same crops of coin and food.
Instead, the four civilizations should have crops like corn, tomato, potatoes, many other kind of food that were harvested in North and South America like in this image:
Furthermore i cannot ensure it; but, taking a look at all the civilizations in comparison, it seems that the Native American ones, lack of content; especially in buildings
The buildings list and Mills or Estates (Crops):
But others civs have this:
The Indigenous civs in general, lacks of content and historical precision; however you would say: why all this matter?. Well in my opinion if you play a game that introduces history events, it would be more interesting and epic playing with things that really existed. For example you would get bored with aztecs in Age of Empires; but if you play the “Mexicas” in how they really were, you would get more excited as the real Mexicas had more things and the buildings were prettier than the colorless and generic aztec buildings in Aoe.