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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
It's the latest in real time strategy, or rather, it's the earliest. Begin by organizing primitive tribes. Gather resources from the land, fortify your village and watch civilization advance. New technologies will improve living standards and battlefield prowess. Features include terrific graphics, a dozen or so different beginning civilizations, the ability to trade with neighbors rather than simply fight, and npc animals with AI. Enjoy the first in the AoE series.