Edited by tinoesroho, 30 January 2011 - 04:37 AM.
Age Of Empires Online
Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:36 AM
Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:40 AM
But I guess it's their only option to keep this game financially interesting for them.
We'll see. Has someone played the beta?
Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:42 PM
I suspect it's going to struggle, although for the sake of future Age games I hope they make a profit out of it and continue with the series. The more I see the graphics the less they offend me, but none of the gameplay videos interest me at all, and that's a biggy. But it is free, and if marketed correctly they'll probably have millions of downloads, a percentage of which may splash out on new civs and techs. Lets see if we like it after release, we can't properly judge something without trying it first.
Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:52 PM
I hope they make some profit out of it, but on the other hand, I hope not; since it might encourage them to make more games in the same style.
wait and see. Stronghold Kingdoms was more fun than I thought it would be as well.
Edited by Tottel, 30 January 2011 - 02:52 PM.
Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:39 PM
I think the announcement came before the events in Egypt started, but yeah, the timing could have been better.
Hmm, isn't this kind of an insensitive time to announce the addition of Egypt to a war game?
Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:52 PM
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:23 AM
Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:07 AM
I've been very sympathetic to this game, just because of how much hate has been directed at it. People are seriously wishing ill on RE just for one game they barely know anything about and haven't played yet, they're making fun of developers on the official forums and so forth. I really don't see what's so offensive about it. I hate MMO but again, from what I've heard the "MMO" aspect has been very played up in the marketing and, ultimately, it's just the same AOE game with a few things added to it that are entirely optional. I don't like the non-historical element but AOE games have never been accurate. I guess ultimately I feel that considering it's free and you're not being nickle and dimed it's nothing to go up in arms about.
Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:38 PM
Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:03 PM
Although some of the quest are a little... boring in the long run.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:55 PM
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:22 AM
I suppose it makes some sense - the Robot developers are familiar with the Bang engine so they're the best people to get AoEO up and running, for which Microsoft can give them lots of money that can help fund their original projects, and then someone else can come in and do all the dull money-making exploitation of players with premium content (the mentioned Booster Packs and Vanity Packs).
This was always in the plan. We've even had some GPG guys down to the studio to get them trained up as far back as last fall. When we opened RE, our goal was to work on our own original games. We announced Orcs Must Die! this morning, and will have more info on future games relatively soon
(Incidentally, I've always liked orcs, so I don't see why they must die.)
Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:39 PM
Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:45 AM
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:59 PM
I've started to think that the art style reminds me quite a bit about Asterix and Obelix
That's pretty much exactly what I thought the first time I saw these graphics too, its been a while since I read the comic books but it made me think of them almost straight away.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:12 AM
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