I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities. I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good). I haven't...
Age of Empire is a good game. The game is big and if u start a dead match. Well take a nice and a big glass of drink. Because it will take a lot of time before you have the enemy. Or.. You must be an not very nice guy. And build a lot of baracks and towers and a lot of warriors an encouter the enemy. You see that a lot if you go on-line wih age of empires. Not so much fun. It will disagree to do that.
The campaing of the game is good enough. And big enough. They now where the line must set. Also there is a good learning campaign. After that you know the game for the start. You know not everything that is good. You still need to find out how the game works.
You must find some recourses to build and great your empire. There are four resources you need. Food(most important), Wood, Quarry, and Gold. Quarry and Gold you can find that as rocks on the floor. You can hack them together with a pickaxe. Wood chop trees ofcourse. And food. Most important recourse. But you can find that also the most of the four. You can hunt animals, fish, berry`s and farming. a lot of functions to choose out. Very nice.
The military is also well balance. Enough long-ranged and short-ranged equipment. In a big battle is that very important. In the start you start in lowest age. there you can`t build many army`s. But after you go some ages up in time. You can choose a lot of army`s type. Also you can upgread your army`s with more attach bonus or defence. And after that you have o lot more upgreads for your hometown. exp. that your slaves will walk faster.