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Age of Empires (Windows)

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Written by  :  Yeah Right (57)
Written on  :  Mar 09, 2000
Platform  :  Windows

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Summary

This is a really great game... NOT!

The Good

The only thing good about playing this game one time is that decades from now you too can brag to your grandchild that you once played the first failures by Gates and co. I bet your grandchild will be impressed at your state of depravation.

The Bad

Comparing this Age of Empires to Warcraft II, which came out beforehand, is like comparing the Windows 2.1 interface to a Macintosh interface: The right way to steal an idea is to IMPROVE it! Not to MUTILATE it! I won't even bring up Starcraft, which blows the water even out of Warcraft II.

The Bottom Line

Describe? No, no, that's too painful. Suffice it to say that it can only improve from here.