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* DemonicSpiders: Fire giants are huge, tough ranged brutes who deal obscene amounts of damage at range and are decent against buildings too. They aren't that bad in random map, as their cost means they are only used in small numbers in the endgame and they [[GlassCannon can't take much damage]],but in the campaign (Especially the Dwarven forge) they come in huge numbers with a meatshield of [[MightyGlacier Mountain Giants]] to protect them.

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* DemonicSpiders: Fire giants are huge, tough ranged brutes who deal obscene amounts of damage at range and are decent against buildings too. They aren't that bad in random map, as their cost means they are only used in small numbers in the endgame and they [[GlassCannon can't take much damage]],but in the campaign (Especially the (especially "The Dwarven forge) Forge" scenario) they come in huge numbers with a meatshield of [[MightyGlacier Mountain Giants]] to protect them.


* DemonicSpiders: Fire giants are huge, tough ranged brutes who deal obscene amounts of damage at range and are decent against buildings too. They aren't that bad in random map-their cost means they are only used in small numbers in the endgame-but in the campaign(Especially the Dwarven forge) they come in huge numbers with a meatshield of [[MightyGlacier Mountain Giants]].
* FranchiseOriginalSin: The ''Tale of the Dragon'' Expansion faced some criticism how unbalanced the Chinese were, but many old fans remarked how the game was never really balanced to begin with (especially after ''The Titans'' expansion).

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* DemonicSpiders: Fire giants are huge, tough ranged brutes who deal obscene amounts of damage at range and are decent against buildings too. They aren't that bad in random map-their map, as their cost means they are only used in small numbers in the endgame-but endgame and they [[GlassCannon can't take much damage]],but in the campaign(Especially campaign (Especially the Dwarven forge) they come in huge numbers with a meatshield of [[MightyGlacier Mountain Giants]].
Giants]] to protect them.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: The ''Tale of the Dragon'' Expansion faced some criticism how unbalanced the Chinese were, but many old fans remarked were quick to remark how the game was never really balanced to begin with (especially after ''The Titans'' expansion).



* NarmCharm:The voice acting in all the campaigns wouldn't be out of place in an old sword-and-sandal B-movie, as such many fans find it a treat to listen to.

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* NarmCharm:The NarmCharm: The voice acting in all the campaigns wouldn't be out of place in an old sword-and-sandal B-movie, as such many fans find it a treat to listen to.



** The horn that plays warning you that a unit or building of yours is being attacked. It is normally very handy; but when you are busy with something and one of your well-guarded settlements is being attacked by enemies who can't possibly hope to take it over and over again, it can get grating.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: Quite a few of the ''Tale of the Dragon'' models are poorly done, especially the myth units. Even the cinematics for the campaign is bare bones and mostly relied on Greek/Atlantis tilesets to replicate Chinese architecture. That said some fans actually LIKE this for this very fact, feeling it makes the expansion feel more like it came from the game's original release.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Quite a few of the ''Tale of the Dragon'' models are poorly done, especially the myth units. Even the cinematics for the campaign is bare bones and mostly relied on Greek/Atlantis tilesets to replicate Chinese architecture. That said said, some fans actually LIKE this ''like'' them for this very fact, feeling it makes the expansion feel more like it came from the game's original release.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: So you made an EpicFantasy strategy game that, for once, was about three ancient mythologies instead of ripping off fictional cultures and creatures from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. You are asked to produce an expansion. What new mythology do you add? [[Myth/CelticMythology Celtic]]? [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Mesopotamian]]? [[Myth/AztecMythology Mesoamerican]]? Something more obscure? No, you make up an "Atlantean" one with the bits you didn't use for the Greeks and fill the holes with [[AncientGrome Ancient Rome]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: So you made an EpicFantasy strategy game that, for once, Some fans feel the addition of the Atlantean empire was about three ancient mythologies instead of ripping off fictional cultures and creatures an unnecessary addition that just let the developers use more characters from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. You are asked to produce an expansion. What new mythology do you add? [[Myth/CelticMythology Celtic]]? [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Mesopotamian]]? [[Myth/AztecMythology Mesoamerican]]? Something more obscure? No, you make up an "Atlantean" one with the bits you didn't use for the Greeks and fill the holes with [[AncientGrome Ancient Rome]].Greece and Rome]] and that it would have been better if they had picked an actual new mythology for their first expansion.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: So you made an EpicFantasy strategy game that, for once, was about three ancient mythologies instead of ripping off fictional cultures and creatures from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. You are asked to produce an expansion. What new mythology do you add? [[Myth/CelticMythology Celtic]]? [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Mesopotamian]]? [[Myth/AztecMythology Mesoamerican]]? Something more obscure? No, you make up an "Atlantean" one with the bits you didn't use for the Greeks and fill the holes with [[AncientGrome Ancient Rome]].


* FranchiseOriginalSin: The ''Tale of the Dragon'' Expansion faced some criticism how unbalanced the Chinese were, but many old fans remarked how the game was never really balanced to begin with (especially after ''The Titans'' expansion).



* NarmCharm:The voice acting in all the campaigns wouldn't be out of place in an old sword-and-sandal B-movie, as such many fans find it a treat to listen to.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: It's clear that most of the ''Tale of the Dragon'' models are poorly done, especially the myth units. Even the cinematics for the campaign is bare bones and mostly relied on Greek/Atlantis tilesets to replicate Chinese architecture.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: It's clear that most Quite a few of the ''Tale of the Dragon'' models are poorly done, especially the myth units. Even the cinematics for the campaign is bare bones and mostly relied on Greek/Atlantis tilesets to replicate Chinese architecture. That said some fans actually LIKE this for this very fact, feeling it makes the expansion feel more like it came from the game's original release.


* CultClassic: [=AoM=] was a success, both commercially and with the critics, no doubt about it. But the fact remains that the game was released all the way back in 2002, and even as of 2017, new maps, mods and campaigns are still regularly being made for it, with no sign of stopping anytime soon. The game likely has its unique gameplay mechanics and graphics (which ages surprisingly well for such an old game) to thank for it. It also had a HD rerelease on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in 2014.

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* CultClassic: [=AoM=] was a success, both commercially and with the critics, no doubt about it. But the fact remains that the game was released all the way back in 2002, and even as of 2017, new maps, mods and campaigns are still regularly being made for it, with no sign of stopping anytime soon. The game likely has its unique gameplay mechanics and graphics (which ages surprisingly well for such an old game) to thank for it. It also had a HD rerelease re-release on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in 2014.



* GoodBadBugs: While worshipping Osiris, if you research New Kingdom and use Son of Osiris on the second Pharaoh, the game thinks the Pharaoh died and he will resucrect, which means you can have two pharaos ''and'' the Son of Osiris!

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* GoodBadBugs: While worshipping worshiping Osiris, if you research New Kingdom and use Son of Osiris on the second Pharaoh, the game thinks the Pharaoh died and he will resucrect, resurrect, which means you can have two pharaos pharaohs ''and'' the Son of Osiris!


* StrawmanHasAPoint: When Ajax declares that he want to cut off Kastor's head for his crimes, Amanra defends him saying that he may be tricked or maybe misguided. We are supposed to side with her in the argument, but regardless if Kastor is tricked or not, he still ordered his men to carry out a full-scale raid across whole continents, causing the deaths of hundreds of men including both Ajax and Amanra's [[DisproportionateRetribution just because two Greek scouts attack him first for repairing a temple to the Titan]]. If Ajax does not order his death all because he is the son of his close friend, such actions would have been treated as a crime by all the people who have been hurt by the attack. Moreover, Amanr doesn't even show concern that her own Egyptian Empire has been crippled as a result of the attack making her argument that he is "not as he seems" unbelievable. Although the fact that Arkantos, who by that point [[spoiler:has become a friggin GOD]], told her may explain why she defends Kastor.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: When Ajax declares that he want to cut off Kastor's head for his crimes, Amanra defends him saying that he may be tricked or maybe misguided. We are supposed to side with her in the argument, but regardless if Kastor is tricked or not, he still ordered his men to carry out a full-scale raid across whole continents, causing the deaths of hundreds of men including both Ajax and Amanra's [[DisproportionateRetribution just because two Greek scouts attack him first for repairing a temple to the Titan]]. If Ajax does not order his death all because he is the son of his close friend, such actions would have been treated as a crime by all the people who have been hurt by the attack. Moreover, Amanr Amanra doesn't even show concern that her own Egyptian Empire has been crippled as a result of the attack making her argument that he is "not as he seems" unbelievable. Although the fact that Arkantos, who by that point [[spoiler:has become a friggin GOD]], told her may explain why she defends Kastor.


* {{Narm}}: The first third of ''The Titans'' campaign does not get off to a good start due to the rather vocal questionable performances of the new actors, and even a returning one in the case of Krios. It can be very jarring coming straight from the excellent voice work in the original Fall of the Trident campaign. Luckily Arkantos, Amanra and Ajax appear later to ease some of the pain.

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* {{Narm}}: The first third of ''The Titans'' campaign does not get off to a good start due to the rather vocal questionable vocal performances of the new actors, and even a returning one in the case of Krios. It can be very jarring coming straight from the excellent voice work in the original Fall of the Trident campaign. Luckily Arkantos, Amanra and Ajax appear later to ease some of the pain.


* AmericansHateTingle: When he was first revealed, some Chinese players disliked the [[http://www.forgottenempires.net/age-of-mythology-tale-of-the-dragon/gods/huangdi unflattering depiction]] of Huang Di, the mythological progenitor of the Chinese civilization and people, from ''Tale of the Dragon''.



* GoodBadBugs: Ocassionaly, if worshipping Osiris you research New Kingdom and use Son of Osiris on the second Pharaoh, the game thinks the Pharaoh died and he will resucrect, which means you have two pharaos ''and'' the Son of Osiris!
* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Inverted. When he was first revealed, some Chinese players disliked the [[http://www.forgottenempires.net/age-of-mythology-tale-of-the-dragon/gods/huangdi unflattering depiction]] of Huang Di, the mythological progenitor of the Chinese civilization and people, from ''Tale of the Dragon''.

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* GoodBadBugs: Ocassionaly, if While worshipping Osiris Osiris, if you research New Kingdom and use Son of Osiris on the second Pharaoh, the game thinks the Pharaoh died and he will resucrect, which means you can have two pharaos ''and'' the Son of Osiris!
* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Inverted. When he was first revealed, some Chinese players disliked the [[http://www.forgottenempires.net/age-of-mythology-tale-of-the-dragon/gods/huangdi unflattering depiction]] of Huang Di, the mythological progenitor of the Chinese civilization and people, from ''Tale of the Dragon''.
Osiris!

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: It's clear that most of the ''Tale of the Dragon'' models are poorly done, especially the myth units. Even the cinematics for the campaign is bare bones and mostly relied on Greek/Atlantis tilesets to replicate Chinese architecture.


* GoodBadBugs: Ocassionaly, if worshipping Osiris you research New Kingdom and use Son of Osiris on the second Pharaoh, the game thinks the Pharaoh died and he will resucrect, which means you have two pharaos ''and'' the Son of Osiris!


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* GoodBadBugs: Ocassionaly, if worshipping Osiris you research New Kingdom and use Son of Osiris on the second Pharaoh, the game thinks the Pharaoh died and he will resucrect, which means you have two pharaos ''and'' the Son of Osiris!

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* GoodBadBugs: Ocassionaly, if worshipping Osiris you research New Kingdom and use Son of Osiris on the second Pharaoh, the game thinks the Pharaoh died and he will resucrect, which means you have two pharaos ''and'' the Son of Osiris!

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* {{Narm}}: The first third of ''The Titans'' campaign does not get off to a good start due to the rather vocal questionable performances of the new actors, and even a returning one in the case of Krios. It can be very jarring coming straight from the excellent voice work in the original Fall of the Trident campaign. Luckily Arkantos, Amanra and Ajax appear later to ease some of the pain.


* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Gargarensis]], from ''Fall of the Trident'', is an evil Cyclops. Upon learning of his relationship with Poseidon, he intends to [[AGodAmI become immortal]]. Scheming to release the Titan Kronos, Gargarensis is well aware that releasing him will bring about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world]], but doesn't care. When the hero [[PlayerCharacter Arkantos]] disrupts his excavation in Greece, he threatens [[AndYourLittleDogToo to kill his son]], and upon arriving in Egypt, threatens to kill his dragon Kemsyt when the latter was defeated. Forced to flee Egypt, Gargarensis makes it clear to Kemsyt that he will only keep him alive as long as he is still useful. When he is trapped in the Norselands, Gargarensis forces Kemsyt into a perfect illusion of himself--[[BadBoss guaranteeing Kemsyt's death]]--[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to buy himself more time]]. After taking over Atlantis, Gargarensis uses the powers of the gods to murder women and [[WouldHurtAChild children]] to taunt his adversary, and upon his final defeat screams that he was promised a victory. [[AmbitionIsEvil Ambitious]], [[SmugSnake arrogant]], and [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], Gargarensis shows that [[ImmortalityImmorality he will do anything to become immortal]], even if it means the end of the world itself.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Gargarensis]], from ''Fall of the Trident'', Trident'' (the campaign), is an evil Cyclops. Upon learning of his relationship with Poseidon, he intends to [[AGodAmI become immortal]]. Scheming to release the Titan Kronos, Gargarensis is well aware that releasing him will bring about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world]], world, but doesn't care. When the hero [[PlayerCharacter Arkantos]] disrupts his excavation in Greece, he threatens [[AndYourLittleDogToo to kill his son]], son, and upon arriving in Egypt, threatens to kill his dragon Kemsyt when the latter was defeated. Forced to flee Egypt, Gargarensis makes it clear to Kemsyt that he will only keep him alive as long as he is still useful. When he is trapped in the Norselands, Gargarensis forces Kemsyt into a perfect illusion of himself--[[BadBoss himself-- guaranteeing Kemsyt's death]]--[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness death-- to buy himself more time]]. time. After taking over Atlantis, Gargarensis uses the powers of the gods to murder women and [[WouldHurtAChild children]] children to taunt his adversary, and upon his final defeat screams that he was promised a victory. [[AmbitionIsEvil Ambitious]], [[SmugSnake arrogant]], arrogant, and [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], selfish, Gargarensis shows that [[ImmortalityImmorality he will do anything to become immortal]], even if it means the end of the world itself. itself.


* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Gargarensis]], from ''Fall of the Trident'', is an evil Cyclops. Upon learning of his relationship with Poseidon, he intends to [[AGodAmI become immortal]]. Scheming to release the Titan Kronos, Gargarensis is well aware that releasing him will bring about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world]], but doesn't care. When the hero [[PlayerCharacter Arkantos]] disrupts his excavation in Greece, he threatens [[AndYourLittleDogToo to kill his son]], and upon arriving in Egypt, threatens to kill his dragon Kemsyt when the latter was defeated. Forced to flee Egypt, Gargarensis makes it clear to Kemsyt that he will only keep him alive as long as he is still useful. When he is trapped in the Norselands, Gargarensis forces Kemsyt into a perfect illusion of himself--[[BadBoss guaranteeing Kemsyt's death]]--[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to buy himself more time]]. After taking over Atlantis, Gargarensis uses the powers of the gods to murder women and [[WouldHurtAChild children]] to taunt his adversary, and upon his final defeat screams that he was promised a victory. [[AmbitionIsEvil Ambitious]], [[SmugSnake arrogant]], and [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], Gargarensis shows that [[ImmortalityImmorality he will do anything to become immortal]], even if it means the end of the world itself rather glaring because Odin is well known for having one eye and that is clearly established in the rest of the game.
** However she is several thousand years old, so it's possible her fall from grace was [[FridgeBrilliance before Odin lost an eye.]]
* CriticalResearchFailure: Reginleif's bio mentions her wanting to "redeem herself in Odin's eyes," which is

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Gargarensis]], from ''Fall of the Trident'', is an evil Cyclops. Upon learning of his relationship with Poseidon, he intends to [[AGodAmI become immortal]]. Scheming to release the Titan Kronos, Gargarensis is well aware that releasing him will bring about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world]], but doesn't care. When the hero [[PlayerCharacter Arkantos]] disrupts his excavation in Greece, he threatens [[AndYourLittleDogToo to kill his son]], and upon arriving in Egypt, threatens to kill his dragon Kemsyt when the latter was defeated. Forced to flee Egypt, Gargarensis makes it clear to Kemsyt that he will only keep him alive as long as he is still useful. When he is trapped in the Norselands, Gargarensis forces Kemsyt into a perfect illusion of himself--[[BadBoss guaranteeing Kemsyt's death]]--[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to buy himself more time]]. After taking over Atlantis, Gargarensis uses the powers of the gods to murder women and [[WouldHurtAChild children]] to taunt his adversary, and upon his final defeat screams that he was promised a victory. [[AmbitionIsEvil Ambitious]], [[SmugSnake arrogant]], and [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], Gargarensis shows that [[ImmortalityImmorality he will do anything to become immortal]], even if it means the end of the world itself itself.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Reginleif's bio mentions her wanting to "redeem herself in Odin's eyes," which is
rather glaring because Odin is well known for having one eye and that is clearly established in the rest of the game.
** However she is several thousand years old, so it's possible her fall from grace was [[FridgeBrilliance before Odin lost an eye.]]
* CriticalResearchFailure: Reginleif's bio mentions her wanting to "redeem herself in Odin's eyes," which is
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