Reviews for Age of Empires II - The Age of Kings in Strategy for PC-Personal Computer ( PC ) :
Well, once again, Essemble Studios have did it again. With the success of Age of Empires 1 they have released another good looking game with nice graphics and nice gameplay. This game was quite good enough for me. This game beats Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun, Starcraft, and all those other boring RTS titles. (Except Command & Conquer series) This game is quite good. You might find this game addicting. The missions were fun and the AI has improved but there is one thing, the units are not strong enough.
Well, good graphics. The buildings, soliders, chariots and other stuff looks wonderful as well. The mini-map on the bottom looks really ugly. Have you seen the Red Alert 2 mini-map yet? Thats looks way better than this one here. The terrain looks wonderful as well. A good map editor as well.
Well, pretty impressive. There is about 14 nations in Random Map and a nice well good scenario map editor, which is quite easy to use, this game deserves a award. The soliders in this game look good, and a lot of new options to choose from. Yes, I also have the Conquerers Expansion Pack as well, which is a good change, with more missions, units, and more new optiions to choose from. Have you watch the credits yet? The credits seem stupid, I guess. In the missions, you have to follow the objectives as well. You must use your villagers to collect supplies like food, gold, stone and wood to improve and build your empire, build your base with villagers and then, build any thing you want. However, the bad things of this game are, the population limit: that really ruins the fun of the game. Sometimes, when I use my men to charge the enemy base, I lose all my men all because of the pop limit. Building a wonder also ruins the fun as well. Build it only if you are desprate to win the game. Well, everything is okay in this game. They should have put the centurion, my favourite elite unit in AOE 1.
Well, the sound is alright. Each civilization has its each own speech. I found the voice is quite annoying. This game should speack more in clearly english, that would make it better. The music is okay.