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Title: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: ilikesanta on March 07, 2013, 12:13:57 pm
One of my favorite games growing up is coming to Steam Age of Empires II (http://store.steampowered.com/app/221380/?snr=1_7_15__13)! Who else is jumping in?

Also in other news it looks like MS is abandoning GFWL.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: PatMan33 on March 07, 2013, 12:34:07 pm
I would love to! This is a great game and great news!

:D
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Ultimatum on March 07, 2013, 02:09:30 pm
Hell yes!
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 07, 2013, 02:30:07 pm
Man I played the hell out of this as a kid but I recently played it again over Christmas and I didn't like it so much :(


Based on my memories of the game I had always assumed that the strategy my friends and I had used as kids of turtleing and gathering resources until the Imperial age and then building a huge blob of whatever units to trample the entire enemy base was flawed and we only did it because we were kids, and that the more viable thing to do would be to raid enemy resource gathering etc.

Turns out I was wrong. The only way to play the game is to turtle, which made the first twenty minutes of every game I played pretty tedious since it was entirely spent building endless villagers and trying to make sure they were all busy gathering stuff because their AI is too primitive to do anything other than stand there like idiots once whatever they were gathering is exhausted.

Guess I've just been spoiled by today's more fast-paced RTS games and control point resource gathering mechanics a la Company of Heroes.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: eropS on March 07, 2013, 02:43:09 pm
Maybe it has an AI update in there?
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 12, 2013, 11:00:21 pm
Will the original game work with this? I still have this and Conquers installed. I even play it now and then. Its still very fun.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: ilikesanta on March 13, 2013, 12:20:22 am
Will the original game work with this? I still have this and Conquers installed. I even play it now and then. Its still very fun.

I'm going to guess and say no, but you never know.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Ultimatum on March 26, 2013, 10:16:27 am
So,I have pre purchased Age of Empires  II,now I just have to wait till April.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: PatMan33 on March 26, 2013, 10:26:35 am
OH GOD OVI YOU WERE RIGHT!!!

Look at the commas!! :o
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Ultimatum on March 26, 2013, 10:29:15 am
Leave me alone.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Brandonazz on March 26, 2013, 10:30:59 pm
Why would you pre-purchase AoE II? It might suck!

*waiting for release master race*
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Ultimatum on March 27, 2013, 06:29:10 am
No way man,my nostalgia says it will rule.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Yokto on December 14, 2016, 06:30:04 pm
One more expansion in the works. Wow. Well if anyone want to play this someday just say.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 15, 2016, 01:19:13 am
So despite my complaints in this thread I actually bought this. Haven't sat down with it long enough to get to grips with it properly but from what I've seen its actually a pretty fun strategy game once you've spent the first 20 minutes advancing to Castle Age :Y
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Gungnir on December 15, 2016, 10:59:22 pm
I've heard the online mode has a consistent half second lag for everyone. Is that true? If I were going to get AoE2 now it would likely only be to play online against people, so I'd prefer that it not be so laggy.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Ultimatum on December 16, 2016, 08:59:02 am
There's ANOTHER expansion pack coming out from the same guys

Just give us Age of Empires 4 already.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/488060/
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Yokto on December 16, 2016, 09:36:51 am
Yeah I said that before. South East Asia is a interesting area. I have a mount and blade mod about that region.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Legodragonxp on December 16, 2016, 12:55:36 pm
There's ANOTHER expansion pack coming out from the same guys

Just give us Age of Empires 4 already.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/488060/

I don't know, the vampires thing is overplayed, Asian Vampires doubly-so.

-Lego
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: PatMan33 on December 16, 2016, 01:41:21 pm
I like that they support this game still.

I can't help but feel a bit cynical about it though. Because someone was right, where is the new game?? You're just bilking money out of people that have fond memories of a 20 year old game. Where's the new game? Do you actually care about this genre, Microsoft?
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Yokto on December 17, 2016, 07:06:59 am
I am pretty sure that there where outsiders that badgered MS over at least letting them have a change to re-release the game in a HD version and add expansions to the game. I do not think MS has much of a plan for Age of Empires really. After all Ensemble Studios was closed down by Microsoft. And that is why there is no Age of Empires 4 in the works (That we know off).
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 17, 2016, 07:36:58 am
Yeah, it's not really a re-release so much as an official continuation of community-led updates to the game.


Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Yokto on December 17, 2016, 08:18:58 am
Precisely. Though it does show that Age of Empires has a pretty dedicated fan base.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: PatMan33 on December 17, 2016, 09:04:36 am
I do not think MS has much of a plan for Age of Empires

This makes much more sense. Of course Microsoft had almost nothing to do with it. :P
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Yokto on December 17, 2016, 10:11:50 am
Aye. But they still own the IP. So nothing will be done with the IP if they do not want something to be done with it.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 21, 2017, 05:16:20 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYwZ6GZXWhA
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 22, 2017, 03:41:46 am
Guess no gameplay details yet.

Are they just going to smoosh together AoE I, II and III into one game where a multiplayer skirmish takes six hours?
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Ultimatum on August 22, 2017, 06:41:00 am
Relic is involved,I highly doubt the guys behind Dawn of war and company of heros would make the game that slow

Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Yokto on August 23, 2017, 11:11:37 am
I would not mind that however as I am a big fan of Total Annihilation. And 6 hours of excitement was not unheard of in that game. But my guess is that is going to be a quicker game. I hope it is not going to resemble a Relic game more than an Age of Empires game. Not that there is something wrong with Relic. But I do not need a new company of heroes or dawn of war. If they want to do that then just make sequels to those games.

Oh and there doing apparently a Definitive edition of Age of Empires 2 and 3 too. Well, not Relic but Microsoft then the studios they have tasked with that.
Title: Re: Age of Empires II HD - Coming to Steam 4-9-13
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 23, 2017, 04:42:22 pm
Oh, relic are behind it? Mite b cool.