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#1    Orcseeker

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

I don't know if anyone is aware. But I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. I have pre-ordered it as right now if you pre-order you get 10% off and I've heard you will get to play the game 5 days before the release.

What are people thoughts on this?

Anyone wondering if Age of Empires will make yet another comeback?


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

Age of Empire 2 isa game that is definitely worth of re-releasing and recieving a make over, but why didn't they upgrade the animation quality? :hmm:


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:52 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 20 March 2013 - 03:34 PM, said:

Age of Empire 2 isa game that is definitely worth of re-releasing and recieving a make over, but why didn't they upgrade the animation quality? :hmm:

I did notice that too, perhaps they wanted to retain that sprite style effect?

I had really been hoping for a new complete overhaul but the main aspect I'm looking forward to about this is the fact people will be back into playing it. Sure, there are still many people who continue to play the old version online but hopefully this will bring more people to the table.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:12 PM

Hm, I cannot believe they want to retain this effect. I mean, the animation quality was pretty dreadful even back then!

If you are looking for online play, it's certainly going to help the community that there is an updated version.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

View PostOrcseeker, on 20 March 2013 - 11:52 PM, said:

I did notice that too, perhaps they wanted to retain that sprite style effect?

I had really been hoping for a new complete overhaul but the main aspect I'm looking forward to about this is the fact people will be back into playing it. Sure, there are still many people who continue to play the old version online but hopefully this will bring more people to the table.

thats pretty much exactly it keep the nostalgia without recreating to much. much like they did with the baldurs gate enhanced edition

edit: for the most part

Edited by Iron_Lotus, 21 March 2013 - 11:57 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:14 AM

Anyone else got this yet? Any thoughts?

I've recognised people have had a few hardware specific bugs.

Last time I checked it was also the top seller on steam. I have played a couple multiplayer games with a friend with only a few small bugs here and there. When I hosted a game with about 6 people. The lag was extreme (3-4 second delay). This was also on a high unit volume map as well.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:46 AM

A few of my friends pre-ordered it..

Of the few games I know, this and Diablo II deserve to be re-released in HD.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

I assume the lesser graphics are do to keeping the size down.    If they are really pushing the muliplayer part, this would make sense.

What is new in this version?  Also I noticed that Steam sell an Age of Empires 2 HD - 4 pack.    I guess that is rights for 4 computers?
Is this download only?


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:51 AM

I never played Age of Empires...maybe now is a good time. Funny thing is, I love Age of Mythology.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:24 AM

View PostChewiesArmy, on 16 April 2013 - 02:51 AM, said:

I never played Age of Empires...maybe now is a good time. Funny thing is, I love Age of Mythology.

It is simply one of the greatest games made for PC.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:37 AM

View PostMyles, on 15 April 2013 - 03:37 PM, said:

I assume the lesser graphics are do to keeping the size down.    If they are really pushing the muliplayer part, this would make sense.

What is new in this version?  Also I noticed that Steam sell an Age of Empires 2 HD - 4 pack.    I guess that is rights for 4 computers?
Is this download only?

They haven't changed anything to gameplay. Mainly a multiplayer revival and higher resolution models. Some they replaced because they couldn't salvaged them from the oringal files as some were lost after Ensumble Studios becoming defunct. It also adds a steam workshop feature which allows mods to be easily downloaded and added to the game.

To my understanding buying the 4-pack saves you some money and they would be for four steam accounts. Yes it is download only.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:38 AM

View PostChewiesArmy, on 16 April 2013 - 02:51 AM, said:

I never played Age of Empires...maybe now is a good time. Funny thing is, I love Age of Mythology.

Would be great to see an Age of Mythology HD edition. Due to the success of AOE2HD being a top seller for quite a while now on steam I no doubt believe they would see this revival system to be quite lucrative.





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