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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (AKA AoE2 HD HD)

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Infinitron, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Wait for a sale then, or don't buy it. That's what I'm doing with Lords of the West (if I ever decide I need more content anyway). If enough people do this, there won't be any incentive for them to put them up for $10 in the first place.
     
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  2. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I don't know why people insist on buying the latest crap when the original AoE2:C is more than good enough.
     
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  3. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Age of Mythology Definitive Edition when?

    The Chinese expansion for the remaster was disappointing (decent civ, but SHIT campaign) but the game is great and has potential for more expansions and a proper second remaster, like AoE2 got.

    Even AoE3 gets new expansions, and IIRC Age of Mythology is more popular than AoE3.

    There's huge potential for more expansions... personally I'd really love them to add Mesopotamians and a Gilgamesh campaign.
     
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  4. BING XI LAO commie-cunt mainlander Patron

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    But won't new stuff be shit?
     
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  5. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Mmm, I wouldn't say it's good enough. Compared to the DE, it looks like garbage on modern resolutions and it's getting harder and harder to find people to play it. Really, they did a banging job with the DE and I'd say it is the best way to play AoE2 nowadays. It's also very cheap when it's on sale. The same can't be said about AoE1, however, as not only the aesthetics changed way too much, but the campaigns are mostly changed for the worse. They did replace the Francisco de Orellana campaign from AoE2: DE, though, but I'm not sure why, I think it has something to do with the triggers being infamously buggy and it being another Spanish campaign in an otherwise Inca expansion.

    I've been asking the same thing, it's by far my favorite of the Age series and it has one of the best RTS campaigns ever.
     
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  6. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Not really, the new AoE2 stuff is pretty good. Decent civs, decent campaigns, and the Definitive Edition added lots of interface improvements without dumbing anything down. The work they've been doing on AoE2 has been top notch.

    The worst of the new expansions was The Forgotten, but that started out as a mod and had an amateurish quality because of it. They've come a looooooong way since then.
     
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  7. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    I absolutely fucking suck at this game holy shit I used to be decent 15 years ago holy fuck my reactions are so old man these days I'm looking at my hands and telling them to DO BETTER. PRODUCE ME SOME FUCKING UNITS FASTER, DAMMIT. I can't beat anyone, the only times I win is because my teammates are carrying me and I know they know they're carrying me but nobody wants to say anything. So just fucking say something, tell me I'm shit, tell me I'm out of my prime and have no BUSINESS in a young man's game. God I hate the community. Gatekeep my boomer ass, dammit.
     
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  8. a Goat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Play solo queue if you want to improve
     
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  9. Shrimp Learned

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    It sucks. I remember I used to have all the different build orders, unique civ bonuses etc. memorised to perfection but when I play a game now I just do the initial setup and then more or less freestyle from there since I can't remember the rest. It certainly doesn't help that since I started playing the DE version (and occasionally the HD version before that) they occasionally released new balance patches which made various changes to the civ bonuses I remembered.
     
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  10. Lacrymas Arcane

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    It's very easy to outmaneuver low elo players because they are very predictable, so you don't need advanced metaknowledge or fast reactions.
     
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  11. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    When you're me you need every bit of help possible.
     
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  12. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    I played this game a lot as a kid but always very casually, never got into optimization. Started playing competitively with the HD edition and reached competent mid-levels of skill (ELO around 1700 on the HD edition), but never bothered to learn any build orders beyond the basics. I always just wing it.
     
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  13. Mr. Pink Travelling Gourmand, Crab Specialist

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    Believe in your macro. If a 40 year old boomer like DauT can win a global tournament, you can win some games too.

     
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  14. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    Man, fuck off. Seriously, suck the biggest of dicks. I don't like this. Now you're putting confidence in me and not just any old confidence but the dreaded, "you're saying there's a chance" confidence. The worst kind of confidence. The confidence that leads many men off a cliff to a maddening abyss.

    Hey if this 40 year old guy can do it then maybe I can too. That's what will happen to me and you know what? It won't happen. It'll never happen. Sure I'll get some wins here and there, but it's not because of some second wind or some sort of ancient skill revival. It's because I found someone else that was worse than me and maybe the guy would've beaten me but he had food poisoning or something and had the shits the entire time so he was fighting two wars.

    Listen you punk, you fucking Mr. Pink, tell me to hang it up. Tell me I suck. TELL ME THIS ISN'T MY GAME ANYMORE. If I load up AOE2 and make a fool of myself for three-four hours then this blood is on your hands. You better tell me I suck, motherfucker.
     
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  15. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Technically, winning a competition is competing against people who are worse than you.
     
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  16. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    SHUT UP, EYEBALL.
     
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  17. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  18. Shrimp Learned

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    Can I pre-order AoE IV, get the expansion and then cancel my pre-order?
     
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  19. Young_Hollow Learned

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    Another expansion? Now with Bohemians and Poles? Ugh this game is never going to be balanced.
     
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  20. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    Sooo poland and bohemia,it will be interesting.

     
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  21. Lacrymas Arcane

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    I'd rather see campaigns for the civs which don't have campaigns rather than an endless parade of new civs.
     
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  22. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    The approach is apparently either a campaign or historical scenario and lithuanians were the only civ without either, which is being fixed now. Anyway, this sounds good, although I don't particularly get the potato unique unit.
     
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  23. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    They're adding a Lithuanian one at least. It does seem like they are slowly filling in the gaps with each of these exps.

    England got one in Lords of the West despite not being a new civ for instance.
     
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  24. Narax Educated

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    This dlc could have been easily combined with the last one for a grand total of 4 civs per dlc like in the pervious versions, but of course they decided to cash grab their desperate audience. Also I guarantee you that the polish winged hussars you see on the screenshots will be a scenario editor unit only, they simply put them up there for the marketing even though they're way out of the game's timeline.
     
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  25. AgentFransis Arbiter Patron

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    Winged hussars have always been in the game... The Polish will probably have a unique tech related to them though.
     
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