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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (AoE1 HD rerelease)

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Infinitron, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  2. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    And supposedly more news about the franchise around Gamescom. I guess a new AoE game...for PC and XBOX, at best.
     
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    I'm interested to see how this turns out. AoE1 was fun but incredibly dated nowadays, although not as dated as C&C1/RA1.
     
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    Yes, they'll need to improve some gameplay and AI elements (hotkeys, queues, grouping, pathfinding) - but the visuals definitely look a lot better. Would like the option to play with the original soundtrack though - it's a classic.

    Looking forward to playing the campaigns again - they were brutal.
     
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    I've sorta given up on the RTS genre a long time ago, but for the HD necromancing of my darling franchise I'll once again get my fat ass up to pull by portemonnaie out. One. Last.Time.
     
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  6. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    http://www.forgottenempires.net/age-of-empires-definitive-edition

     
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    Hmmm... maybe not so bad after all. Anyone knows if this is still a 2d engine or 3d? Can't figure that out. Though a brief part of the trailer showed similar movement and pathfinding like the original AoE, so it might still be the same or similar 2d engine (which would be fine by me). Also impressed by the fidelity in the screenshots (which couldn't be seen in the trailer). Wow. Maybe this is the remake I was waiting for. I'll probably buy it, when it comes for GOG.
     
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    Maybe infantry won't be so completely useless this time?
     
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    If this doesn't have a ton of improvements from AoE2 that massively improved quality of life, like the formations, then this will be the most hyped piece of shit ever.

    The original was a bare bones primitive game and so much of what made AoE2 such a huge and legendary game is all those improvements it had over the first.
     
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    Nope.

    Well, hopefully it will end up on Steam with the others. But Windows Store means... Windows Store. Probably Windows 10, too. And uncrackable. ;)
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    Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will be available on the Windows Store later this year.
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    I am still trying to understand to this day what the peasants say when you click on them and order them around.
     
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    It's just random gibberish. 2 fixed that by having them speak their actual language.
     
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    "Babaeel?"

    "Reetoo!"

    Like Endemic said, it's random gibberish, certainly not them speaking bits of random ancient language to add some depth to the game like I liked to have though as a kid.
     
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    AoE1 wasn't even that good at release.
     
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    Another remaster of an old game.....Here's a thought: why not make NEW games following the same template as the old ones? While I understand getting old stuff to a new audience is a reasonably low cost slam dunk, surely the success of most of these higher profile remasters shows that there's a market there for more in the same vein!
     
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    Oh god my dick. Dem fukken graphics.

    Windows store only though? LMAO it's like they want to fail.
     
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    Actually surprised me not everyone noticed me quoting a villager earlier.

    "Oglama?"

    "Hommus!"

    "Shokataa!"

    "Yri?"

    "Isa."

    "Ibantae."

    "Somus."

    "Ruarry?"

    "Rogan?"

    "Gonaz."

    "Habidagi."

    "Helelei!"

    "Danagee?"

    "Beoyou."

    "Aeyoooyoooyoouu"

    And the legendary:

    "Wololo"

    Really, they better not fucking change the unit sounds, they're amazing and bestest.

    I think this is one of those cases where a remaster is most welcome, since as pointed out before the controls and interface of Age of Empires 1 haven't aged well since they're from the time when dinosaurs still roamed the earth.

    Also this is doubly pleasing to me even besides the emotional attachment to AoE1 (which is a very special game for me, cherished in memory), which is that strategy games and games in general have CRIMINALLY underused the time period it takes place in, pre-Roman and pre-Alexander ancient world (though Rise of Rome obviously added Romans and Macedonians).
     
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