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RTS Age of Empires IV - Medieval Again

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Martius, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I'll be playing it as it's a decent excuse for my 20-year-old Age group to do reunion games. From beta I already know it'll be a passable approximation of the Age formula but nothing incredible. I suspect it'll sell OK without winning a lot of hearts.
     
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  2. Young_Hollow Savant

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    To me, it looks like a Frankenstein monster of all the things the out-of-touch devs thought age of empires was about but actually just combines the worst aspects of all of them ( with woke trash mixed in like female knights and mangudai). If its on gamepass, then that'll be the best way to test it since you won't have to buy it.
     
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  3. Ibn Sina Savant Patron

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    Where is the female knights? There is not a single female unit except mixed villagers and historical characters in campaign like Joan. The empires feel actually distinct and different with entire different themes, aesthetics, voice acting, units, buildings and more. I was playing Rus and Abbasids and having a blast. Totally different civs.
     
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  4. BING XI LAO Z Patron Vatnik

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    WTF????

    :notsureifserious:
     
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  5. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    Probably PTSD from Battlefield V.
     
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  6. Young_Hollow Savant

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    Listen to this video of DauT using Mangudais, it starts at the correct time. Don't you hear female voices in there?

    And I thought female knights were already confirmed in a similar fashion; weren't they?
     
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  7. BING XI LAO Z Patron Vatnik

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    It's even worse, not the Mangudai, but the KHAN rofl. Absolute cancer shit lol. Besides accuracy who the fuck wants to order mongol warriors around and hear woman responding, topkek at this garbage
     
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  8. Sarathiour Cipher

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    Pretty sure it's actually the voice of the villager next to the fight. Age of Empire always tried to have at least a pretense of historic authenticity , female knight would be mega retard, even in current year.

    I was wrong, honk honk.


    Someone will have to play the game to actually tell, from the stress test I saw that the game love to have some sound announcement evetime a building is finish for exemple.
     
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  9. Young_Hollow Savant

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    I still hoping I'm wrong, but are there female vills there? I'll edit my post if this was just me being retarded.
     
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  10. Ibn Sina Savant Patron

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    I don't think that's a unit. Its villagers. I played the game in stress test and there is not a single military unit with female voice and i notice those things.
     
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  11. BING XI LAO Z Patron Vatnik

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    Press 1 or 2 while watching Daut's vid, see him order the scout "Khan" and get femoid responses. :codexisforindividualswithgenderidentityissues:
     
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  12. Wulfric Pinewood Liturgist Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    I bought it, time to test is this a shit or not
     
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  13. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    They did AoE2 HD earlier this decade, then 3 DLCs for it, then the Definitive Edition, which is also at 2 new DLCs (and likely more coming)...

    Yeah, AoE2 is still so alive and kicking that there's no chance 4 can dethrone it.
    If anything, 4 might funnel more newbies into AoE2 in the long run lmao.
     
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  14. Young_Hollow Savant

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    I agree that 4 won't dethrone 2 but people who played 4 as their first Age game won't be able to easily pick up any of the older ones. From the looks of it 4 is much less micro intensive and economy management is extremely simplified. Mangudai in the original AoC used to be micro-able to an insane amount of skill and even after being nerfed in HD and DE, still offer a capability of being able to take down much more than their cost in units if microed well. In AoE4, they just fire automatically, and you just need to move them (though that is their special feature, it is not as nuanced as in AoC/2 where fast firing was there but the player had to have the skill to use it).

    Can anyone who played verified if there is boar luring? Or being able to chase deer into your mill? Or dodging mangonnel shots? Those were some common micro-requiring situations in AoE2.

    Also, are monks still capable of converting to the level of cheesiness? Most people somehow don't have a problem with it but its one of my biggest bug bears (along with Chinese and Vikings being weak as fuck to Siege Onagers).
     
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  15. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    sheeps are so cute and fast in this game wth
     
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  16. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Fuck Microsoft and their language settings... I had to change the language of my entire OS just so I could play in English... Apparently having a language select in the game options is too much trouble
     
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  17. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Vatnik Wumao

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    I saw that parthian shot and laughed lol. It should have been a toggle where it fires back automatic but you loose like a third of the speed and you need 30sec between turning it on and off
     
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  18. Young_Hollow Savant

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    What do you think so far? Are knights female? Are monks still cheesy? Does it keep a constant framerate?
     
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  19. Alex Arcane

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    Because XP support is pretty bad nowadays.
     
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  20. Jiggy Boobles TESTOSTERONIC As Fuck™ Patron

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    I think the most important question is, Can you still WOLOLO?
     
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  21. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    apparently in this game the clerics can wololo in an aoe if they have a relic with them

    from what i read it almost never works out, but when it does you've won the game

    in practice the wololo becomes a way to do battlefield control. the enemy has enough of time to get out of the way and that's what you'd use it for.

    unless you're rus, which gets mounted priests, which multiply the whole thing's power.
     
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  22. Young_Hollow Savant

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    So that's what the trailer was showing. Aoe2 had players scrambling for relics and sniping monks carrying them and this seems to be their brilliant solution. This will make it so that whoever reaches a relic first can carry it to base or the other player would risk all melee units he has attacking him. If there isn't more depth it it than that, then this is even more imbalanced than in Aoe2.
     
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  23. Jiggy Boobles TESTOSTERONIC As Fuck™ Patron

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    I've seen the videos. Sure they still convert enemies but they don't actually say WOLOLO anymore. :decline:
     
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  24. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Wololo is only in AoE1.
     
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