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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions.expansions, as a faction of purists (especially on the competitive scene) stick only to the original ''Conquerers'', though the HD expansions have been getting more acceptance among competitive players in recent years.


* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions. Only time will tell if ''Age of Empires 4'', developed by Relic Entertainment (creators of other [=RTS=] franchises like ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' who have stated that they are [[AscendedFan big fans]] of the series) will get this reaction.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions. Only time will tell if ''Age of Empires 4'', developed by Relic Entertainment (creators of other [=RTS=] franchises like ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' who have stated that they are [[AscendedFan big fans]] of the series) will get this reaction.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The hardcover artbook that comes with the Collector's Edition of ''III'' showed artwork for a ''IV'' and a ''V'', the former depicting a [[UsefulNotes/VietnamWar Vietnam-era]] American soldier, and the latter depicting a SpaceMarine. After the closure of Ensemble Studios, in 2017, it was announced that the real 4th entry would be developed by Relic Entertainment, who develop the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' games, which is a license of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', one of the most prominent depictions of the SpaceMarine genre.


* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions. Only time will tell if ''Age of Empires 4'', developed by Relic Entertainment (creators of other [=RTS=] franchises like ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' who have stated that they are [[AscendedFan big fans]] of the series) will get this reaction.


* CompleteMonster: [[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII Sheriff William "Billy" Holme]] & [[VideoGame/AgeOfMythology Gargarensis]]. See those pages for more details.

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* CompleteMonster: [[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII [[YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresIII Sheriff William "Billy" Holme]] & [[VideoGame/AgeOfMythology [[YMMV/AgeOfMythology Gargarensis]]. See those pages for more details.

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*CompleteMonster: [[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII Sheriff William "Billy" Holme]] & [[VideoGame/AgeOfMythology Gargarensis]]. See those pages for more details.


* ArtificialStupidity: Even on "Hard" difficulty, the AI doesn't present much of a challenge to experienced players, often struggling to construct any sizeable, competitive military force at all. The best custom AI scripts for the second game can single-handedly defeat a team of five default AIs, and it's not unheard of for dedicated human players to take on teams of seven AIs on "Hardest" difficulty (where the AI cheats).
** Ally AIs generally do nothing but gather resources. This is especially irritating in any mission where you are tasked with defending an ally, given that defending yourself from the enemy is difficult enough as it is. Of course, then there are the times when your ally does actually train an army--a nonsensical, ineffective mishmash of units that they send off to their deaths one by one. This is particularly annoying in Online, where NPC armies have a random chance of training an Elite (more powerful) version of a unit instead of the normal unit. Seeing an Elite War Elephant be paraded across the map, being slowly killed by enemy units while not inflicting a single injury on those enemies, is a difficult sight to bear.


* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions. Only time will tell if ''4'' gets hit with this response.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions. Only time will tell if ''4'' gets hit with this response.


* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions. Only time will tell if ''4'' gets hit with this response.


* ''YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresI''

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* ''YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresI''''YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresI'' (the first game)


* ''YMMV/AgeOfEmpires''


* ''YMMV/AgeOfEmpires''



* ''[[AwesomeMusic/AgeOfEmpires The Awesome Music page]]''

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See also:
* ''[[AwesomeMusic/AgeOfEmpires The Awesome Music page]]''- AOE]]''
* ''[[ThatOneLevel/AgeOfEmpires That One Level - AOE]]''


* ''YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresIII''

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* ''YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresIII''''YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresIII''

* ''[[AwesomeMusic/AgeOfEmpires The Awesome Music page]]''
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* ArtificialStupidity: Even on "Hard" difficulty, the AI doesn't present much of a challenge to experienced players, often struggling to construct any sizeable, competitive military force at all. The best custom AI scripts for the second game can single-handedly defeat a team of five default AIs, and it's not unheard of for dedicated human players to take on teams of seven AIs on "Hardest" difficulty (where the AI cheats).
** Ally AIs generally do nothing but gather resources. This is especially irritating in any mission where you are tasked with defending an ally, given that defending yourself from the enemy is difficult enough as it is. Of course, then there are the times when your ally does actually train an army--a nonsensical, ineffective mishmash of units that they send off to their deaths one by one. This is particularly annoying in Online, where NPC armies have a random chance of training an Elite (more powerful) version of a unit instead of the normal unit. Seeing an Elite War Elephant be paraded across the map, being slowly killed by enemy units while not inflicting a single injury on those enemies, is a difficult sight to bear.
* MostAnnoyingSound:
--> I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood!
--> You're being attacked!
--> Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... HA!
--> Start the game already! Start the game already! (though this one is on purpose)
* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions.
* TearJerker: The sound the elephants make when they die.
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* AwesomeMusic:
** All the main themes. Starting from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MC4YANh_a0 first AoE version]], the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRtlWfi6jiM AoE2 rendition]], and finally the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZRAwWZm4h4&fmt=18 AoE3 rendition]]. Each and every single one of these, epic and glorious. And if that wasn't enough, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omj8Dpl6XNg an orchestra even played it live]]. And it sounds every bit as awesome as the recorded version.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyY1M2UY69o Revolution]] theme from ''[[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII The WarChiefs]]''.
** ''Mythology'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzDh7a2VEVQ famous for it]].
* ArtificialStupidity: Even on "Hard" difficulty, the AI doesn't present much of a challenge to experienced players, often struggling to construct any sizeable, competitive military force at all. The best custom AI scripts for the second game can single-handedly defeat a team of five default AIs, and it's not unheard of for dedicated human players to take on teams of seven AIs on "Hardest" difficulty (where the AI cheats).
** Ally AIs generally do nothing but gather resources. This is especially irritating in any mission where you are tasked with defending an ally, given that defending yourself from the enemy is difficult enough as it is. Of course, then there are the times when your ally does actually train an army--a nonsensical, ineffective mishmash of units that they send off to their deaths one by one. This is particularly annoying in Online, where NPC armies have a random chance of training an Elite (more powerful) version of a unit instead of the normal unit. Seeing an Elite War Elephant be paraded across the map, being slowly killed by enemy units while not inflicting a single injury on those enemies, is a difficult sight to bear.
* MostAnnoyingSound:
--> I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood!
--> You're being attacked!
--> Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... HA!
--> Start the game already! Start the game already! (though this one is on purpose)
* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions.
* TearJerker: The sound the elephants make when they die.

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* AwesomeMusic:
** All the main themes. Starting from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MC4YANh_a0 first AoE version]], the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRtlWfi6jiM AoE2 rendition]], and finally the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZRAwWZm4h4&fmt=18 AoE3 rendition]]. Each and every single one of these, epic and glorious. And if that wasn't enough, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omj8Dpl6XNg an orchestra even played it live]]. And it sounds every bit as awesome as the recorded version.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyY1M2UY69o Revolution]] theme from ''[[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII The WarChiefs]]''.
** ''Mythology'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzDh7a2VEVQ famous for it]].
''YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresI''
* ArtificialStupidity: Even on "Hard" difficulty, the AI doesn't present much of a challenge to experienced players, often struggling to construct any sizeable, competitive military force at all. The best custom AI scripts for the second game can single-handedly defeat a team of five default AIs, and it's not unheard of for dedicated human players to take on teams of seven AIs on "Hardest" difficulty (where the AI cheats).
** Ally AIs generally do nothing but gather resources. This is especially irritating in any mission where you are tasked with defending an ally, given that defending yourself from the enemy is difficult enough as it is. Of course, then there are the times when your ally does actually train an army--a nonsensical, ineffective mishmash of units that they send off to their deaths one by one. This is particularly annoying in Online, where NPC armies have a random chance of training an Elite (more powerful) version of a unit instead of the normal unit. Seeing an Elite War Elephant be paraded across the map, being slowly killed by enemy units while not inflicting a single injury on those enemies, is a difficult sight to bear.
''YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresII''
* MostAnnoyingSound:
--> I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood! I need wood!
--> You're being attacked!
--> Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... HA!
--> Start the game already! Start the game already! (though this one is on purpose)
''YMMV/AgeOfMythology''
* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Age of Empires Online'' was frequently accused of this, despite the development team involving a lot of ex-Ensemble staff. Played straight with the HD version of ''AOE2'' and its expansions.
* TearJerker: The sound the elephants make when they die.
''YMMV/AgeOfEmpiresIII''


* FranchiseKiller: ''III'' can be seen as the end of the main series as it fared poorly in comparison to ''I'' and ''II''

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