Age of Empires III:

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Bigfoot Puncher
Thinking of re-installing this game and its expansions. Never really quite understood why it was hated so much by the fandom, maybe it's because I never had a raging nostalgia hard-on for Age of Kings to color my view.
A fistful of me.
It was quite a bit different from the earlier games, IIRC.

Personally, I like the card system, although the levelling up can be abused to Hell and back. Just have to keep someone alive and let your experience rack up. Especially if you add to it with the supply vehicles.

edited 28th Oct '12 3:41:51 PM by Journeyman

3 Demetrios28th Oct 2012 08:42:51 PM from Mount Prospect, Illinois , Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
King of the North
I like it too. :)
Aurora is Best Princess.
4 VutherA28th Oct 2012 09:05:54 PM from Canada , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Thank you, Monty Oum.
[up][up] There are experience limits per game last I checked, though.
Yep, there's an experience cap. 25k or something; I forget. It makes it appropriately hard to get to level 40 and 50, which is nice.
6 CPFMfan28th Oct 2012 11:13:23 PM from A Whale's Vagina
I am serious. This is my serious face.
I remember loving this game. It was especially fun to play as the Russians and just throw hundreds of strelets at my enemy's base. evil grin
7 Emperordaein29th Oct 2012 01:45:39 AM from Australia , Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Grant us eyes
Bah! Strelets nothing! I focused on building my Oprichnik Loot N' Burn squad, who would proceed to sever the enemy supplies by murdering their villagers and burning down their farms and Barracks while their army were away/still being formed. A few dozen worker corpses and supply building ashes later, and the enemy was in my grasp as the rest of the army came in. Fun, fun times....
8 LooseCannon30th Oct 2012 02:38:43 PM from Everywhere and Nowhere
The Groose Is Loose
I liked playing as the Dutch. Halberdiers with Skirmishers are hard to beat.
Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
Tercio and Musketeers for me, y'all. And walls backed up by a fort and mortars, booyah!
10 Demetrios5th Nov 2012 05:25:19 PM from Mount Prospect, Illinois , Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
King of the North
[up]I agree that the Dutch are fun to play as. When I build all the banks I can, and there's a whale in the sea nearby, I like to imitate Gonzo and say "We're gonna be rich!"

edited 5th Nov '12 5:28:12 PM by Demetrios

Aurora is Best Princess.
Dungeon Man
I really loved whenever I played as Germany. But damn, those cards give you too many Uhlans which results in serious beatdown whenever their spearmen come. sad
"I'm afraid I just blue myself"
- Tobias Funke
12 Demetrios6th Nov 2012 03:55:12 PM from Mount Prospect, Illinois , Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
King of the North
I shot them before that happened. :)
Aurora is Best Princess.
I originally like the Spanish, but after the Asian Dynasty's came out, Japan became my preferred choice. So much fun to be had with them.
14 ABNDT6th Nov 2012 04:51:00 PM from the Canterlot gardens , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
I'm a big fan of resource trickle, so the Dutch and Japanese are both high on my list.
Panhandling sign glued to hands. Need $5 for solvent.
Pretty Much The Greatest Thing Ever
Can anyone offer help installing Age of Empires III on linux (fedora 18)?
This too shall pass.
16 jemu9929th Dec 2013 04:46:38 AM from Shadow-Earth... or is it
It's a drop kick!!
I love the Aztecs. Nothing but infantry as far as the eye could see, and no trace of gunpowder at all. It felt like playing WarCraft versus StarCraft.
Still finishing: a whole lot of shows from Fall 2013 and Winter 2014.
17 TamH7030th Aug 2014 02:24:47 PM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
This game, along with HD versions of II and it's expansion, are now available on sale on Steam for a limited period of time, i.e til Monday. Here, details:
18 LeGarcon30th Aug 2014 02:42:19 PM from Skadovsk , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
You're shitting me, I picked it up not that long ago at full price.

Oh well, money well spent it's easily worth the full price.

Shame this thread is so tiny and quiet
Oh really when?
19 TamH7030th Aug 2014 03:24:09 PM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
I haven't played it yet so I have nothing to contribute. More will come from me when I get round to giving it a bash.
20 LeGarcon30th Aug 2014 03:28:47 PM from Skadovsk , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
Personally my favorites are the Russians and the Iroquois but all of them are more than useable.
Oh really when?
The new Humble Bundle includes Age of Empires II and all of its expansions and AOE 3.
22 Joesolo31st Aug 2014 08:59:06 PM , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
bought this during one of the sale because I'm missing disk 1 from my not-so complete edition.

both the expansions and disk 2 and 3 of the main, but missing disk 1. I'm still pissed about it.
I'm baaaaaaack
23 nightwyrm_zero31st Aug 2014 09:17:21 PM from Toronto , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
I played AOE 2 mostly for the online play. How's AOE 3 for single player mode?

edited 31st Aug '14 9:17:27 PM by nightwyrm_zero

24 LeGarcon31st Aug 2014 09:18:30 PM from Skadovsk , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
I like the skirmishes and so on but I could never get to into the campaign.
Oh really when?
I've played Ao EIII for years, and I really loved it anyway. At the time I bought it it was because I really liked Ao EII, but that was so long ago that I don't remember any of the major differences between them (though that's starting to hurt me now that I've bought II on Steam). I mainly played Ottomans, Germans and Iroquois.

The only things from II that I remember as missing in III were formations and the fact that units could miss (and as such that you could do stuff like firing artillery at areas), which I remember as being really nice touches to the game, but that was so long ago that it doesn't really effect how much I like III.
"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense."
- Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.

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