History VideoGame / AgeOfEmpiresIII

28th Jul '17 7:12:09 AM kyrtuck
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* GratuitousNinja: Ninja are available as mercenaries in the first expansion. The Japanese can also train them normally by choosing "Japanese Isolation" in the Consulate.

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* GratuitousNinja: Ninja are available as mercenaries in the first expansion. The Japanese can also train them normally by choosing "Japanese Isolation" Isolationist" in the Consulate.



* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The British speak in a baffling pseudo-Elizabethan patois that a play is lucky to understand half of. Especially odd considering all the other civ speak totally modern forms of their languages.

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* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The British speak in a baffling pseudo-Elizabethan patois that a play player is lucky to understand half of. Especially odd considering all the other civ speak totally modern forms of their languages.
25th Jul '17 1:52:09 AM Skagit
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The Knights of St. John actually did set up shop in Carribean!



** The languages used, especially in the campaigns. It can be jarring, for instance, to hear Anglo-American heroes speak (more or less) Modern English while standard British units still talk as though stuck in the 16th Century.

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** The languages used, especially in the campaigns. It can be jarring, for instance, to hear Anglo-American heroes speak (more or less) Modern English while standard British units still talk as though stuck in the 16th Century. It gets worse in War Chiefs, the second act has pikemen, musketeers and hussars fighting at Little Bighorn.
25th Jul '17 1:40:26 AM Skagit
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* SpeakingSimlish: Averted. Units speak in the language of their nation.

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* SpeakingSimlish: Averted. Units speak in the language of their nation. An exception is made for certain Native units, such as scouts, generic warriors, and those belonging to tribes whose language is now forgotten.


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* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The British speak in a baffling pseudo-Elizabethan patois that a play is lucky to understand half of. Especially odd considering all the other civ speak totally modern forms of their languages.
16th Apr '17 2:03:14 AM mythmonster2
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* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Texas is one of the potential skirmish maps you can fight on. True to form, it's a wide open prairie with plenty of cows to capture.
27th Feb '17 11:08:32 AM MayIncon
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** All European civilizations have more powerful but also more expensive unique upgrades for their "Guard" units that replace the generic third-tier upgrade. For example, the British have Redcoat Musketeers instead of Guard Musketeers and Lifeguard Hussars instead of Guard Hussars.
* SeriesMascot: The Musketeers are promoted everywhere, and they are the most common unit in the vanilla game.

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** All European civilizations have more powerful but also more expensive unique upgrades for their "Guard" units that replace the generic third-tier upgrade. For example, the British have Redcoat Musketeers instead of Guard Musketeers and Lifeguard Hussars instead of Guard Hussars.
Hussars. Aesthetically they still look exactly the same however.
* SeriesMascot: The Musketeers are promoted everywhere, and they are the most common unit in the vanilla game. Justified as they're focused on the TheColonialPeriod in North America.
8th Feb '17 8:58:40 AM MayIncon
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* GratuitousNinja: Ninja are available as mercenaries in the first expansion. The Japanese can also train them normally, with certain requirements.

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* GratuitousNinja: Ninja are available as mercenaries in the first expansion. The Japanese can also train them normally, with certain requirements.normally by choosing "Japanese Isolation" in the Consulate.
12th Jan '17 9:30:17 PM Colonel-Knight-Rider
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12th Jan '17 9:23:53 PM Colonel-Knight-Rider
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* AnyoneCanDie: Armies aside, a fair amount of main and supporting characters bite the dust across the campaigns. The countdown includes [[spoiler:Francisco Delgado and Alain Magnan]] in ''Blood''; [[spoiler:Stuart Black, John Black. and Warwick]] in ''Ice''; [[spoiler:Major Cooper and Pierre Beaumont]] in ''Steel''; [[spoiler:Sven Kuechler]] in ''Fire''; [[spoiler:William Holme and George Armstrong Custer]] in ''Shadows''; [[spoiler:Daimyoes Mototada and Ishida (among many others)]] in ''Japan''; [[spoiler:Admiral Jinhai]] in ''China''; and [[spoiler:Colonel Edwardson]] in ''India'', [[spoiler:and one can assume that the Leaders of the Resistance also die, because historically, that war of independence failed]]. That's not counting the characters who died of old age in the decades that pass between acts.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Armies aside, a fair amount of main and supporting characters bite the dust across the campaigns. The countdown includes [[spoiler:Francisco Delgado and Alain Magnan]] in ''Blood''; [[spoiler:Stuart Black, John Black. and Warwick]] in ''Ice''; [[spoiler:Major Cooper and Pierre Beaumont]] in ''Steel''; [[spoiler:Sven Kuechler]] in ''Fire''; [[spoiler:William Holme and George Armstrong Custer]] in ''Shadows''; ''Shadow''; [[spoiler:Daimyoes Mototada and Ishida (among many others)]] in ''Japan''; [[spoiler:Admiral Jinhai]] in ''China''; and [[spoiler:Colonel Edwardson]] in ''India'', [[spoiler:and one can assume that the Leaders of the Resistance also die, because historically, that war of independence failed]]. That's not counting the characters who died of old age in the decades that pass between acts.



** The ''Japan'' campaign takes place during the unification of Japan and ends with the battle of Sekigahara.

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** The ''Japan'' campaign takes place during the unification of Japan at the end of the Warring States Period and ends with the battle of Sekigahara.



** The Asian civilizations in ''The Asian Dynasties'' can get support from other civilizations, even if that civilization is an enemy, which can lead to Redcoats fighting Redcoats.
* FinalDeath: As per RTS standards, averted, thanks to the GameplayAllyImmortality: this means that the campaign heroes, explorers, Warchiefs, and monks getting [=KOed=] does not mean GameOver. [[EscortMission Other mission-critical units]] such as [[spoiler:Bahadur Sah]]... not so much.
* FirewoodResources: Averted, villagers don't need to carry the wood/food/gold to the nearest Town Center or specialized building. All resources go straight to the player's stockpile.
* FluffyTheTerrible: A literal example. There is a secret unit that is called Fluffy. It can do One-Hit Kills to many units. And Fluffy is the world's ugliest dog.

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** The Asian civilizations in ''The Asian Dynasties'' can get support from other civilizations, civilizations via the consulate, even if that civilization is an enemy, which enemy. This can lead to to, for example, Redcoats fighting Redcoats.
Redcoats if the chosen consulate ally is the British.
* FinalDeath: As per RTS standards, averted, thanks to the GameplayAllyImmortality: this means that the campaign heroes, explorers, Warchiefs, and monks getting [=KOed=] does not mean GameOver. [[EscortMission Other mission-critical units]] such as [[spoiler:Bahadur Sah]]...Shah]]... not so much.
* FirewoodResources: Averted, Averted. Unlike the previous ''Age of Empires'' installments villagers don't need to carry the wood/food/gold to the nearest Town Center or specialized building. All resources go straight to the player's stockpile.
* FluffyTheTerrible: A literal example. There is a secret unit that is called Fluffy. It can do One-Hit Kills a OneHitKill to many units. And Fluffy is the "the world's ugliest dog.dog".
12th Jan '17 9:18:11 PM Colonel-Knight-Rider
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* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: In the end credits of each campaign series, one of the developers is Kevin "The Sheriff" Holme. Interestingly, one supporting character in "Shadow" is named Sheriff Billy Holme.
12th Jan '17 9:16:45 PM Colonel-Knight-Rider
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* AnyoneCanDie: Armies aside, a fair amount of main and supporting characters bite the dust across the campaigns. The countdown includes [[spoiler:Francisco Delgado and Alain Magnan]] in ''Blood''; [[spoiler:Stuart Black, John Black and Warwick]] in ''Ice''; [[spoiler:Major Cooper and Pierre Beaumont]] in ''Steel''; [[spoiler:Sven Kuechler]] in ''Fire''; [[spoiler:William Holme and George Armstrong Custer]] in ''Shadows''; [[spoiler:Daimyoes Mototada and Ishida (among many others)]] in ''Japan''; [[spoiler:Admiral Jinhai]] in ''China''; and [[spoiler:Colonel Edwardson]] in ''India'', [[spoiler:and one can assume that the Leaders of the Resistance also die, because historically, that war of independence failed]]. That's not counting the characters who died of old age.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Armies aside, a fair amount of main and supporting characters bite the dust across the campaigns. The countdown includes [[spoiler:Francisco Delgado and Alain Magnan]] in ''Blood''; [[spoiler:Stuart Black, John Black Black. and Warwick]] in ''Ice''; [[spoiler:Major Cooper and Pierre Beaumont]] in ''Steel''; [[spoiler:Sven Kuechler]] in ''Fire''; [[spoiler:William Holme and George Armstrong Custer]] in ''Shadows''; [[spoiler:Daimyoes Mototada and Ishida (among many others)]] in ''Japan''; [[spoiler:Admiral Jinhai]] in ''China''; and [[spoiler:Colonel Edwardson]] in ''India'', [[spoiler:and one can assume that the Leaders of the Resistance also die, because historically, that war of independence failed]]. That's not counting the characters who died of old age.age in the decades that pass between acts.



** The languages used, especially in the campaigns. It can be jarring, for instance, to hear Anglo-American heroes speak (more or less) Modern English while your British units still talk as though stuck in the 16th Century.
** Some of the factions give off this vibe. The Chinese, for instance, are a mix of both the Ming and Manchu/Qing Dynasties. While the British can have longbowmen fighting alongside musketeers as late as th Industrial Age.

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** The languages used, especially in the campaigns. It can be jarring, for instance, to hear Anglo-American heroes speak (more or less) Modern English while your standard British units still talk as though stuck in the 16th Century.
** Some of the factions give off this vibe. The Chinese, for instance, are a mix of both the Ming and Manchu/Qing Dynasties. While the British can have longbowmen fighting alongside musketeers as late as th Industrial the Imperial Age.



** Some campaign maps have a cap on the amount of experience you can [[LevelGrinding gather]], such as "Respect" (the sixth mission in ''Ice'', where [[spoiler:Kanyenke and John tries to gain the favour of the Lakota Tribe Chiefs]]). Other campaign missions, by way of being {{timed mission}}s, don't let the player level up a lot, such as the first and sixth mission of ''Blood'' ("Breakout" and "A Pirate's Help") and the first and seventh mission of ''Ice'' ("Defend the Colony" and "Warwick's Stronghold").

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** Some campaign maps have a cap on the amount of experience you can [[LevelGrinding gather]], such as "Respect" (the sixth mission in ''Ice'', where [[spoiler:Kanyenke and John tries try to gain the favour favor of the Lakota Tribe Chiefs]]). Other campaign missions, by way of being {{timed mission}}s, don't let the player level up a lot, such as the first and sixth mission of ''Blood'' ("Breakout" and "A Pirate's Help") and the first and seventh mission of ''Ice'' ("Defend the Colony" and "Warwick's Stronghold").


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* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: In the end credits of each campaign series, one of the developers is Kevin "The Sheriff" Holme. Interestingly, one supporting character in "Shadow" is named Sheriff Billy Holme.
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