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Should I buy Age of Empires 2?

#1Xa3r0xPosted 12/3/2013 8:48:22 PM
I only played AoE 3 and loved it. Heard a lot of good things about AoE 2 and how its miles better than AoE 3 so it made me want to try it.
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#2DerPancakePosted 12/3/2013 8:54:23 PM
yeah its pretty good, but if it were me, I get the original version and play on Voobly.
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#3arleasPosted 12/3/2013 9:25:01 PM
From: Xa3r0x | #001
Heard a lot of good things about AoE 2 and how its miles better than AoE 3


They're very different. The people who thought AoE 2 is "miles better" were probably just upset that they changed a lot of stuff in AoE 3.

Age of Empires 2 and the expansion is a great game though...just like I said, it's very different from the sequel.

in Age of Empires 2 there are:
1) no home cities
2) no shipments
3) no hero characters
4) no treasures/treasure guardians

I'm sure there's more differences but that's off the top of my head.
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#4iPr0kkaFTWPosted 12/3/2013 9:29:39 PM
I love Age of Empires II but I suggest checking out Stronghold Crusader.
#5DerPancakePosted 12/3/2013 10:02:57 PM(edited)
arleas posted...
From: Xa3r0x | #001
Heard a lot of good things about AoE 2 and how its miles better than AoE 3


They're very different. The people who thought AoE 2 is "miles better" were probably just upset that they changed a lot of stuff in AoE 3.

Age of Empires 2 and the expansion is a great game though...just like I said, it's very different from the sequel.

in Age of Empires 2 there are:
1) no home cities
2) no shipments
3) no hero characters
4) no treasures/treasure guardians

I'm sure there's more differences but that's off the top of my head.


Well now that we are there its better to tell him the differences:

Ranged units don't have melee attacks like in Age 3.
Age 2 villagers have to bring back resources to the town center or any supply building.
Units only come on a batch of 1, where as in Age 3 you could bring out 5 at a time.
Age of Empires 3 is faster paced.
Units don't slow down when hit by melee attacks.
The Naval battles are very different, Age 2 naval battles look simple, where as in Age 3 they actually look really cool.
Age of Empires 2 has much better user created maps.
The graphics are obviously better in Age 3.
Monks/Priests are actually useful in Age 2

and the unit stats are more simple in Age 2, age 2 stats are just adding and subtracting, where as in Age 3 you had to know the percentage.
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