More Reviews
REVIEWS Dragon Ball XENOVERSE Review
Bandai Namco resurrects the DB fighting franchise without the use of a Dragon Ball. Are the new features worth the sacrifice in combat depth?

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Review
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is adorably cute but frustrating to play.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Danganronpa Another Episode: Ult Preview
At NIS America's press event, the publisher revealed the third-person action side story to the Danganronpa series.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Resident Evil Revelations 2
Release date: Out Now

Dragon Ball XenoVerse
Release date: Out Now

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters
Release date: 03/10/15

BLADESTORM: Nightmare (working title)
Release date: 03/17/15


LATEST FEATURES Final Fantasy - Old Games With Grandpa Heath
I revisit the first Final Fantasy game, recount what made it special, and tell you why it wasn't final (answer: money).

Shadow of Mordor's Final DLC Features "A Really Epic Battle" Between Sauron and Celebrimbor
We interview Director of Design Michael de Plater on the conclusion of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
A Means to Disseminate Honest-to-God Leaks
By oblivion437
Posted on 02/02/15
Wikileaks, though technically not a wiki, provides an easy means to disseminate information that some find it desirable to share against the wishes of those who find it desirable to keep secret. Aside from the morality of the leaking itself, such a service provides a look into the activities of...

Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings Member Review for the PC

Zork514 By:
Zork514
06/14/06
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE  
PLAYERS 99- 99 
PUBLISHER Microsoft 
DEVELOPER  
RELEASE DATE  

Launched in 1997, Age of Empires is until today a success. Starting in the stone age, the player leads his civilization for all the antiquity, culminating with the arrival of the Romans in the Rise of Rome expansion pack. Opportunely, the sequel of the game starts exactly with the fall of Rome.

In Age of Empires II : The Age of Kings, the the player's challenge only variates because the time is different. Now, the kingdoms that divide the Europe and Asia are consolidated, and fight between themselfs for the power. There are 13 nations in the total, including french, vikings, Bretons and mongolians. The script follows the same good and old "expand,construct and develop to conquer", so common in strategy games.

Besides, Age of Empires II brings 4 campaigns, all established in historical personages. In the first one, the player has the mission to reconquer France with Joana D'arc. The Cruzades are the subject of the second campaign, but with one original point of sight: in this time, it is played of the side of the mourian, with Saladino. The third campaign brings Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire, while fourth if it bases on Frederico Barbarossa and the Sacro Empire Roman-Germanic.

Another new is the “regicide” mode. In this mode, it doesn't matter how many enemy cities the player has destroyed : the only way to be successful is assassinating the monarchs adversaries. The tutorial one, created to facilitate the understanding of the rules, puts face to face the English and the tribes of the Scotland, leaded by William Wallace.

The graphs had been improved, and bring an incredible amount of details. Also some tools had been created in way to facilitate to the management of the kingdom and the control of the troops in the battles, stopped in real time. Other options include methods of getting the victory, technologies (more than 100), diplomacy and commerce.

As in the original game, each civilization in Age of Empires II will have exclusive characteristics. Beyond special troops, each people will communicate itself in its own language! An Anglo-Saxon dialect waits english using, Persian saying in parsi and Japanese communicating in archaic Japanese... 

Age Of Empires II finishes for 1450 return, exactly the period where were initiated the great navigations.


More information about Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings
 
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution