There was a time when I installed the free demo of AoE I provided with my windows 98 Cd and had no idea how much I’m going to love this series. AoE2 was my true 1st love though. I tried all the different civilizations just because of their unique Castle units. But then AoE3 introduced something very spicy especially with the DLCs and that made me reconsider my love priorities. That was the inclusion of more asymmetric civilizations.
Ever since I’ve learned that all the civilizations in AoEIV are going to be unique in almost every aspect of the game, I’ve become super excited. The series has taken a route which I think will make AoEIV the best in the series. It will also open the way to even more powerful DLCs as mere inclusion of a single unique civilization can make a huge difference.
I’m happy that Microsoft has finally decided to give it’s legacy game the attention it deserves.