posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 10:46 AM
Like many others, I was eagerly waiting for the release of AoE III until I played the demo version. I suppose that I was expecting, well, "something
more" than AoE II but the new version doesn't seem to "have it".
Still, at least from my experience trying out the demo, AoE III is a very playable game. I played the demo quite a bit and found it really to be a
natural evolutionary product.
One aspect that I disliked were the incorporation of the "explorers". I don't know but I found them annoying and I really hate the dogs...(if you
play the game, you know what I mean). I did, however, like the cannons but there really isn't too much difference between the types of cannon other
than one is good for attacks on infantry and the others are good on attacks against buildings. Incidentally, I love the graphics when buildings are
attacked by cannon. The buildings beautifully emulate a building under artillery attack.
I suppose that I won't "really" know how the game plays simply from the demo but, again, AoE III simply doesn't measure up to my expectations.
Although I probably won't be purchasing the game, I will probably still be interested enough to "obtain" a copy from "other sources".
Nevertheless, all that said, I would suppose that I can be gracious enough to recommend this game to others as the AoE series does indeed provide a
good deal of entertainment value and that is, after all, what gaming is all about.