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Empires: Dawn of the Modern World (Windows)

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Written by  :  James Kirk (159)
Written on  :  Feb 27, 2004
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Summary

Yet ANOTHER poorly done Age of Empires, Age of Kings knockoff.

The Good

The Graphics are actually pretty good. The Campaigns are actually better than you would think.

The Bad

This is Empire Earth all over again. Did any of the creators look at what was wrong with Empire Earth?? Because the only problem they fixed was the graphics. Other than that, this is very similar than Empire Earth. Unlike AOE or AOK, as you advance through the Ages, you will change from 1 civ to another. i.e. from the Franks to the Germans or French. This is similar to Age of Mythology where u choose a minor god each time you advance. This might seem straight forward, but it leaves alot of units in a dead end, i.e. You have a bunch of archers and there is no upgrade to make them comparable to the other units. Again, like in Empire Earth, planes are impossible to control and fly around like giant buzzards. Also, in the end, you only have about 3 or 4 different units to build!!!! Such a lack of variety makes the game boring.

The Bottom Line

Empire Earth with better graphics. Avoid avoid avoid.