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[PC] Age of Empires IV

Unread postby icycalm » 21 Aug 2017 21:39

Announce Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYwZ6GZXWhA

Too bad it will have flat maps and be inferior to PA in every way. I am sure it will have some stupid 200-unit limit, and of course no air layer and so on. I predict the best thing about it will end up being this trailer.
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Unread postby icycalm » 21 Aug 2017 21:43

HAHAHA Relic is making it lol.
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Unread postby icycalm » 22 Aug 2017 11:48

https://forums.uberent.com/threads/age- ... st-1142730

I wrote:Hooray for a new "RTS" with tiny flat maps, some stupid 200-unit limit, not even an air layer, and made by the people who brought as the dumbest RTTs-disguised-as-RTSes-ever. I predict the best thing about it will be the trailer.

PA and Uber forever.
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Unread postby icycalm » 22 Aug 2017 11:52

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cdrkf wrote:I'm not sure I'm all that excited for another AOE game. I got totally turned off the last one when I worked out just how extreme the 'RPS' mechanics were (it's to the level that 1 guy who is the counter to archers can kill 100 archers extreme). I used to play these games when I was younger but the more they force the X > Y > Z > X mechanics the less I like these games. With simulated projectile RTS you still get natural counters (fast high dps units are usually good at chasing down slower long range stuff for example)- but without it getting to the point where one type of unit is effectively invulnerable to another.

Anyway, a new big RTS game is a good thing for the genre even if not my cup of tea, so I guess I shouldn't complain!
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Unread postby icycalm » 22 Aug 2017 13:40

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I wrote:Whoever thinks that there's no such thing as genre progress is living in fantasyland.

AoE was my 1997 GOTY: http://culture.vg/reviews/awards/game-of-the-year.html

But it is no longer 1997, and the genre has long moved on. Therefore, AoE4 is a retro game, and might well be enjoyable for a few days or at most weeks for the nostalgic among us, which includes me, but it is obsolete before even being released, and has no future at all precisely because it is being made with past standards.

About the only way all the above could be wrong is if Relic goes full-on RTT and turns out a micro-intensive game of great tactical complexity. Given their past games, however, I think there's no way this will happen.
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Unread postby icycalm » 05 Oct 2017 20:35

Added to Most Wanted section.

icycalm wrote:Yes, it's by Relic, and yes, it will be ludicrously primitive compared to PA, but it's still Age of Empires, and that still means something.
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