Marrying fresh features with classic RTS gameplay, Age of Empires Online pays tribute to the original game while incorporating a new look, feel, and approach that appeals to long-time fans, newcomers, and everyone in between. [...] There is no offline play. [...]
Q: Why the new look? What was wrong with the graphics before? It looks more “cartoony” now.
A: Age of Empires includes a refreshed art style with an unprecedented level of detail. The new design is fun and approachable, and we believe it will help invite a brand-new audience to experience this classic franchise. It will still offer gameplay depth for fans of the franchise as well.
Q: The “Age” franchise has an incredibly loyal fan base. Do you think this new iteration will alienate any of your fans?
A: Absolutely not. Age of Empires Online stays true to its roots with traditional RTS gameplay, a deep player-versus-player mode and detailed historical settings. From the creation of your capital city, to resource management and competitive matches, Age of Empires fans will feel right at home.
(Hat tip: phil44)
Edited by Jeru, 17 August 2010 - 02:08 PM.