June 13, 2005
This is very bad news
Age of Empires III is due to hit the stores soon.
This is not good, as Age of Empires: The Conquerors is perhaps the biggest time suck invented by man.
I'm still awaiting satisfaction for the gauntlet thrown down to Robbo a year ago to play AofE head to head: all I can say is his Britons are going down.
Yips! from Robbo: Ha! Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war! My friend, my longbows will take down your Teutonic kniggits any day you like.
Posted by Steve at June 13, 2005 05:39 PM
A must buy. The reviews so far have sounded great.
Keep up the great work on the blog gentlemen.
I spent the good part of my first year in college playing AoE and my grades were the worse for it. That's what my parents were paying through the nose for, I guess, an intranet war between ancient civilizations at $35k/year. It was 1997 and those few of us who had their own computers became the community stations and I'd have legions of people (get it?) coming in and out of my room all day long. It was a converted butler's pantry--seriously, it had a dumb waiter inside--so it was nice a cozy.
Thank God I didn't get as into Starcraft as some of my pals or else I would have really wasted my parent's money.
I might just have to buy this.
If it doesn't include heads bouncing across the floor and single-man rocket launchers (and infantile taunting over the internet), not interested. Unreal Tournament or Halo all the way...
Age of Titans is the bestest game in the Universe.
AoE the biggest time-suck? You must have it confused with a similarly-themed game:
Civilization 4 comes soon as well! Hurrah!
Oh, and BTW, Rise of Nations and Empire Earth are much better games than AoE. Don't know how AoE3 stacks up, though (as it hasn't come out yet!).
(shakes head and sighs)
There goes my social life down the old drain. Like I had one anyway what with AoE, Civilization, Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale...