Age of Empires advice please!

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  1. Thunderbird8 macrumors regular

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    I have only ever played AOE I and the Rise of Rome expansion and I loved it. Been a few years now and I have a nice new powerful Mac Pro.

    Want to get back into this type of game - what would people recommend? I used to enjoy the scraping around to gather resources as you beat off attackers, to slowly gain supremacy and land/resources!

    Happy to play on Mac OS or Windows platforms. Recommendations please..
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Age of Empires I remains the best. :D
    II & III just never hit the spot for me.

    Maybe it was the period AOE I was set in… Early and Classical.
    I just didn't get to grips with the Medieval and Colonial periods.

    I Also tend to stick to Civilization… III for preference since I have never had satisfactory end-stage games with Civ IV. Slow as treacle on a winter's morning… :eek:

    Not so much a recommendation as my own preference. ;)
     
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  4. Wicker macrumors regular

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    Age of Empires II! I haven't played the original much, but Age of Kings just rocks my world! lol

    But seriously, give AoE II a try, it can't disappoint.
     
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    AOE II was great. I spent far too much time playing it.
     
  6. Thunderbird8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which strategy 'god' game would you guys say was the most like AOE I in terms of gameplay and general vibe?
     
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    I like empire earth 2 (if one were to *ahem* "look around" one can find a cider port out in cyberspace ;) )
    As far as between aoe and rise of nations, rise is better graphics wise (aoe3 isn't too bad, just a little different)
     

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