this shit is actually happening
we now live in the dimmension where this game exists, is it gonna be great or the biggest flop by microshill?
Age of empires 4
this shit is actually happening
I won't even be able to play it, since it will most likely going to be Windows 10 Exclusive.
AoE2 was my childhood and they are gonna rape it
It'll be a Windows 10 Exclusive with microtransactions out of the wazoo. Don't waste your time with this.
Didn't they already do AoE 4? The past few years have all sloshed together into something unrecognizable to me.
I'm not optimistic.
Besides the remakes of 1 and 2, they did Age of Empires Online. Never played the game, but here is the first gameplay video, I found on youtube.
How much do you want to bet they'll make it another fucking console RTS?
They did 3
4 is suppose to be 1800's to now
I hope it's not true, it will be fucking shit for sure with some BBC history tier shit going on
Black Prussians units
If this image is still valid, it could start with the Napoleon era, then go into WW1, WW2 and finally into cold-war/modern era.
I don't think they would go that far. I think it would be Napoleonic > Crimean War / ACW era > Franco-Prussian war era > WW1.
Windows 10 onry
Rip in piece.
This is going to be made by Relic though, not Ensemble.
into the trash it goes, cant wait to play age of empires moba lite edition
RTS is the only genre I love and at the current state I take what I can get. However Relic in 2017 doesn't give me much hope.
First the Operation Genesis sequel, now this.
I have some deeply-buried hope that they might be good, but I'm not expecting much.
I wish we had a game that combined Sim City 4 with Civilization because of pictures.
It would be nice to really build your cities & nation over thousands of years.
I would combine the following games into one. Sim city 4 & Civ for the base concept,
universalis & Vic, and HOI 3:the black ice mod to flesh out the technology and historical events.
EU4 would enable envents from the years 1444 to 1821 AD, VIC would include the events that come after those dates, HOI3:BI would enable ww2.
I like the HOI3: Black ice mod because it added units like rail guns, SS miltia, and other units. I hate how generic the civilization series is when it comes to researching technology.
Like it would be interesting if you could negotiate banning Aircraft Carriers between nations,to enable the game to have a massive cold war of battleships.
FUCK MICROSHIT FOR KILLING ENSEMBLE
I can't help it, having liked Operation Genesis and most of the AoE series even III, so on some fundamental level I want the new games to be good.
It's not like i'm going to buy them on release
it was shit
Age of Empires Online
Cartoony art styles just give away that an RTS game is going to be complete shit.
Windows 10 Windows Store exclusive.
it was phone game tier garbage, you have a city that you level up and then you battle shit
try to imagine every way that sjw's could fuck up the classic age of empires and that is exactly what is going to happen
Semi-correct. It was basically the home city system from AoE3 but a bit more. You had to unlock units and could unlock gear. When you went into a mission you would normally have to build a base, gather resources and advance through ages within that mission ie the usual AoE gameplay.
Then a few years later Microsoft released AoE castle siege which was a Clash of Clans clone.
AoE 3 was already shit though
Age of Empires 4 comes out.
<It's set in the Middle Ages because "Lol Age of Empires= a long time ago"!
<No base building, players just start with castles that produce everything.
<Hero units are important. You can unlock them with micro-transactions and are treated as a selling point in the game.
<Ages are removed from the game as too complicated.
<Only resources are food and wood. Both are aquired by capturing "resource points" on the map.
<No random maps.
<Game modes are all designed to be MOBA-shit.
Basically I'm imagining Dawn of War 3: Medieval edition.
you forgot about:
- timed resource gathering, can be sped up with microtransactions
- lockbox drops only unlockable with keys purchased with microtransactions
- Account Required
- Internet connection required at all times
Windows 10 exclusive and made by NuRelic. Dead on arrival even if it's somehow good.
Fuck you, I liked it.
That's ok, it wasn't a good game though.
It's been almost a decade since I last played the game, so I can't remember there being anything wrong with it, besides some balancing issues with the expansions, like how the asiatic nations "leveled up" differently from the vanilla ones, but I never played multiplayer so it didn't bother me. I also didn't have a problem with the card system, which I hear is the main complaint against the game.
age of empires 1 remastered windows 10 only
Is there no end to this nightmare?
I want this to be good, but Microsoft being involved just destroys most of the hope I have for AoE 4.
Relic with it makes me think that it will be a reskinned Dawn of War 3 at best, or a Company of Heroes 2 jewing attempt at worst, selling you commanders or something. Either way, it will probably lose its identity as Age of Empires, and I swear that if there are any hero units in it I will fucking firebomb Microsoft and Relic.
I swear that if there are any hero units in it I will fucking firebomb Microsoft and Relic.
The contract is sealed
There's nothing wrong with heroes, AoM did everything right.
So the revealing of AoE 4 has given us at least one thing to look forward to.
Plus hero units were also present in AoE 3(something I forgot about, and just now saw on the wiki).
They already did.
except the hero unit(explorer) wasnt crucial to combat, they were more for early game boost and were more or less useless late game aside from some abilities they get they by no means decided who won a game
I don't have a problem with hero units, after all I kinda liked Dawn of War 2, but in AoE I feel its more about war waged by common people, rather than an extraordinary individual leading them.
I never played 3, but are they available to produce in every match? The ones in 2 were only in campaign and editors, so I didn't have anything against them.
Explorers are a starting unit along with the initial villagers.
Port to console when?
You only get one at the beginning of the game, and it's mainly an over-powered scout that can build a few buildings like an extra town-center or a trading post. They do extremely low damage to Settlers and Villagers, again to make him more of a scout that can build, and less of a unit to harass the enemy.
it will probably lose its identity as Age of Empires
Going by the last two AoE remakes they probably will keep the original feel intact. Most likely it'll be turned into a cash-cow with nobody playing it by the end of the month.
I swear that if there are any hero units in it I will fucking firebomb Microsoft and Relic
I wouldn't mind having heroes so long as they aren't wc3 with abilities and shit. Something like renaming units and giving them unique portrets, like the ones in Knights of Honor.
What are you referring to by "remakes"?
The HD and remastered edition. It's fucking 1 am now give me a break
Plus he has extremely low damage, less than that of the soldiers from the second era.
There have been HD remakes of the first two games.
Looks like a scout/sniper, with an ability to kill a single special unit, or upgrade it to kill a single unit, and not the "Press Q to delete armies" kind which were present in DoW 2 and 3. At least in DoW 2, you had to train the commander to turn it into the rape machine he can become.
That's the kind of shit I was talking about, having a commander being a base unit with better stats like the ones in the AoE 2 campaign is fine by me, and being able to name the units is always great.
With my knowledge how AoE III ended and new expansion to AoE II.
It will be just a little less cancerous than ME:A, but I will still avoid it as rainbow haired freaks.
Seems like Halo wasn't working out
Windows 10 Exclusive
No gameplay footage
Not set during Cold War like Ensemble Planned
It's dead Jim.
It'll be shit. Doubt anyone who made the original 2 are still there, and I can only imagine the amount of current year bullshit put into it. What eras are going to be in it?
What is it with M$ giving their projects to Sega's studios? Does this mean that M$ is going to have an exclusive Sonic or Yakuza game soon? Shadow the Hedgehog 2 is a good for for an Xbox exclusive
Best on whether it's a MOBA or mobileshit or both.
Just wanted to be sure of what you meant, bro. Pretty much nothing changed between AoE 2 and the HD Edition besides the graphics, so it seems to me rather odd to think it as a remake.
Anyway, keeping the feel in a remake/remaster isn't an issue, precisely because so little changes gameplay-wise. But it's way harder to create and balance a game from zero which feels like the previous ones, specially since none of the original developers are involved in the project. Unless they give up on adding any new gameplay features and just settle for permutations of what Ensemble did.
all of these independent video game consumers
And here I was giving people credit and thinking nobody fell for that shit OS.
Let me guess, Portuguese?
If they were smart they would base the fourth game's balance and gameplay on the already good foundation set by the previous games.
I would not be surprised if any in-game imbalances are resolved by either 1. making a new unit that promises to resolve the issue and releasing it as DLC or 2. continually pumping out overpowered DLC that gets nerfed after a few months.
Microsoft can't kill Sega, so it wouldn't be good enough to have an exclusive by them.
I was wondering what Relic's next game was going to be. Either they crash and burn and Sega lets them go or they learn from DoW III and make a game that RTS fans would like.
Let me guess, Portuguese?
Great, so they will make it just like AoE 3 but with ASSFAGGOT mechanics elements and no one will play it, just like AoE 3 again, making everyone stick to AoE 2 for another decade.
It's a gonna be a stinky poo
At least we're not sub-human monkeys like Brazilians.
but come on 10 is not anything but a better upgrade
Yes, it is much better at legally spying you
No AoM related announcements.
What? There's just the HD edition and the expansion. They still haven't reached Bethesda levels of re-releasing shit over and over.
AoM already has the extended edition anyway, and I don't trust modern devs to not fuck up a sequel.
he doesn't know
These re-releases along with AoE4 are going to be win10 exclusive anyway.
They still haven't reached Bethesda levels of re-releasing shit over and over.
If only you knew how bad things really were.
anf the best part is that they still have problems with the awful netcode,perfomance issues,pathfinding and overall AI problems,campaign missions that have triggers bugged. Also what the fuck is going to happen to all of the mods from the workshop?
i wont even acknowledge its existence, I just hope the open source engine for aoe2 gets completed
Oh. Oh Jesus.
I do not want AoM2. Ensemble is dead and I don't expect these sjws to produce a worthy sequel.
AoM extended edition is good for single player but online is completely broken. If MS can remaster it and provide stable online, that will be like AoE4 for me.
We're nearing that point though.
Not online, but in IRL conduct
Age of Empires Online
I read it had some fun coop maps
I was excited for a half second after seeing the title. Then I realized it was 2017 and it's just going to be awful garbage with no semblance to age of empires. I miss good video games.
I couldn't tell if these people were just normalfags, or if they were paid company shills. Then I realized that normalfags are just unpaid shills. They're basically walking advertisements.
I've played Orion Dino Horde coop and that was fun
Nothing of quality in that game though, you can have fun with anything if you're playing with other people in coop.
gearbox death when?!
Side note, I was paying attention to the only comment chain talking about Windows 10 exclusivity, which seems to have been memory hole'd. Here are my screencaps.
made by relic
japanese factions only
literally "we want the weeaboo audience"
This is going to suck
thats one of the art pieces for asian dynasties
I actually fucking love that trailer. I know it's a cinematic but I liked the sense of scale that it gives, the scene with the Roman empire more specifically. It's either gonna be a WE WUZ KANGZ, or amazing. Because I sure fucking hope they know they have to work x2 harder to top AoE 2.
4 is suppose to be 1800's to now
I miss when Relic was good. CoH2 and DoW3 are both so shitty. I have no hope for anything that comes out of that studio anymore.
11 hours old
no webm of announcement trailer
I swear half this board is comprised of illiterate faggots, the majority is shitting on Win 10
Looks like a rehash of AoE3
also the warchiefs campaign is so bad I had to stop playing halfway through
AoE2HD with Holla Forums when?
I think it's just covering the periods the games have been set in? I doubt they showed the setting the game is suppose to be in.
People do not deserve to use phones for anything other than calling and tools. If you browse 8ch via mobile you deserve to fuck off. This entire industry must be purged.
The redos of AoE II and AoM tell me it's gonna suck horribly and be a retarded pandering bugprone mess. AoE4 is going to be cash-in pandering untalented garbage like RA3 was.
If you need more Age of Empires and haven't played Empire Earth or Rise of Nations yet, play those.
all those people complaining about Relic
I'm pretty sure that after shitshow that was DoW3 most people responsible for gamedesign were purged.
I even bought it from key site for 20 bucks just to make sure Relic fucked up this hard.
Not like anyone here is interested in anything else but regurgitating stale memes and opinions.
I tried to convince people here to play a FREE beta for DoW3 just to have a more intellectual critique of its systems.
Instead people called me a "shill" and returned to spout MOBA MOBA MOBA when it was hardly the cause of many things that were wrong in it.
I suspect threads after release will not differ widely from this current state, making it hard to discuss its features just like CoH2/C&C3/RA3/WC3 were at release.
Remember Company of Heroes of 2 and Dawn of War 3? they'll fuck it up.
Company of Heroes 2
Dawn of War 3
Age of Empires 4
So what was the original thing they screwed up and what could be something 5 that they screw up?
DoW 2 was a garbage as well
aoe2 doing just fine
aoe3 flopped like nobody's business
Why release aoe4. I am legitimately confused
Also seeing the current year's trend, are you ready to see aoe become a moba?
what could be something 5 that they screw up
Command & Conquer 5 obviously
This consural guy is on a crusade against normalfags and microshills. I am sure he'll end up here soon.
Westwood died for this bullshit
Feels bad man.
Ok this is probably the first game I'm fucking dreading
Usually very shit games I have no attachment to, like Mass Effects and Yooka Laylee
But I can just tell it's going to be full of WE WUZ KANGZ
Relic is making this game
So shitting up any DoW past 1 wasn't bad enough
Because "Muh Nostolgia" fags
be thankful we were spared the Homeworld sequel by them and got the Homeworld Prequel we deserved.
Man at first glance I thought that was a screen cap from Shogun 2
DoW2 was a well-designed game that played extremely smoothly. People just like to shit on it because it wasn't a direct copy of DoW1 (which I can understand)
God, I loved Empire Earth. 2 was meh, and 3 was awful though. If they came out with a graphically updated version with better AI and map generating abilities, I would never need another game again.
Relic is making it so theres reason to be hopeful
Respect for that guy, he's an hero. I cannot believe that microshills do it for free.
I'm interested user, what time?
What? user, there was no 4. The series ended at 3. I don't know what you're talking about.
shut up fag
Because in AoM "hero" was just another unit category.
That's from the AoE 3 expansion though. The trailer seems to imply generically it'll be after the last one. I would be blown away if it didn't at least extend to 2000.
this, death to the phone cancer
I swear half this board is comprised of illiterate faggots, the majority is shitting on Win 10
40% of replies
It's ogre, lads. Don't even disgrace the name of the series by talking about this.
Just play Rise of Nations instead.
have mercy user, the less anyone knows about this digital piece of shit the better
Age of Empires 1 remake
Well OK maybe that's fine…
Age if Empires 2 remake when the HD edition already exists
Age of Empires 3 remake
The game really grew on me thanks to the expansions but this feels unnecessary
Age of Empires 4 by Current Year Relic
Bracing for MOBA garbage.
Microsoft is clearly going for maximum profits but they are just going to splinter the playerbase like crazy.
They try to mend the blunder of the initial release of DoW3 (though that's not saying much since it still features fundamental flaws), but holy shit if this game releases with a fucking moba map "kill the core" mode or "capture the points to kill player tickets" again I will fucking murder someone.
mobas are hip and cool right now so expect every new game to try and capitalize on that
Just imagine the retardation of such a setting within the frame of an AoE game:
you play teutons
It's a "defend the wonder scenario", protected by tiers of towers that you gradually tear through
you don't gather resources, instead you capture some dumb farms for food and some lumber mills that automatically generate food and wood
no mining because having more resources is 2complicated and "need more audience" and "muh balance patches" or some stupid shit
you focus on creating a single heroic figure with some teutonic knights as elite backup, the rest of your army are cannon-fodder tier spearmen and archers
no siege units because muh rush and i don't want to anger the wide audience, army variation also 5complication4brain
Man, I got angry just envisioning this shit. Even if it is mediocre I pray for this game to not fall for moba memes.
I want to play AoE 4 after AoE 3 about as much as I want to play C&C 5 after C&C 4
AoE Definitive Edition is more exciting tbh
Don't forget that the hero will also be able to do things like superjump over enemy units or unleash shockwaves by swinging his blade. Also, instead of gibberish speech vaguely resembling actual language when you select a unit, they say some sardonic quip or a pop culture reference instead :^)
DoW 2 was a garbage as well
DoW 2 was garbage as a STR. Nobody argues that.
But the solo was a "skirmish" game if you go by fa/tg/uys names (squad based real time action rpg scripted thing), that did have a good entertainment value.
It's was a shit STR, but it wasn't a bad game.
Unlike CoH2 and DoW3
It was ok, but it was dissapointing that the battles were so small in scale compared to the previous game. Relic already had CoH for small scale combat, there was no good reason for them to essentially make CoH in the 40k setting when half the point of 40k is how over the top everything is.
But Rise of Nations is shit too?
Obligatory baitpost to revive a thread
This is why I stopped putting any effort into anything. Why spend my free time trying to expose things when people are this dumb? They don't deserve it.
Normalfags aren't passionate about shilling. At most theyll make an off hand remark about how your OS is old and leave it at that.
What you're complaining about are dedicated nerd fanboys who have nothing normal about them. Would you call NeoGaf normalfags? They're basically the same crowd.
Down voting on YouTube does nothing, numbnutts. It's just a pacifier. It used to do something, but they changed to make it more like Facebook. You're wasting your time for illusory contribution.
Once a comment has been voted up, there's nothing you can do about it. It's one of the reasons why dumb comments on YouTube have many votes even when a strong retort was posted on the same thread.
calling it now, only starts with a hand full of nations, constant stream of individual nations as DLC.
microsoft wont care about a loss of revenue
Well, that explains how they are handling the Xbox One.
I have nothing to hide so I don't care that is spies on me
So it will be a Moba that will sell less than 100k copies.
This is going to be so shitty people are going to look back at 3 and go "Actually that wasn't so bad…". It's made by fucking Relic, who just shat out DoW3 that came into the Steam store with no applause has just been a quiet continual fart for a months. They've given away 50% off vouchers already just to get player numbers up.
It's not bait. I've put a few hundred hours into RoN, and a few thousand into AoE. RoN has innovative mechanics but only one works well, the city. Attrition, Spies, infinite resources, the lack of focus on a chronological period makes RoN a dumbed down version of AoE. Macro is made stupidly easy, and micro is completely pointless.
If mods can do it for free, so can shills.
Did you ever play Rise of Legends?
Nope. Heard it was worse, plus >3 factions.
so do we actually know anything about this game or is this just another perpetually butthurt rtsfag
Looks fun, right?
I hope they balanced the game for 200 population
The UI seems a bit too big, but other than that looks like a prettier AoE 1. Are those 3D models or sprites? I really can't tell.
Dead on arrival.
Is that a KANG PHARAON or a KANG MOSES?
Its hopeless. Microsoft is evil, and they were just the publisher. The original studio is dead.
Not playing UserPatch with WololoKingdoms so the game actually works properly
Nice shill job, Cysion. Fuck off.
Sprites. They just worked on rendering all 16 rotations (which has been possible since AoE 1 just it was almost exclusively for projectiles due to.. lazy artists I guess)
Endless Russian butthurt about CoH 2.
Considering it will be designed to work on gayman notebooks, I don't see why a virtual machine wouldn't play it just fine. Not that you'd want to, since it's going to be shit anyway.
Small scale combat
DoW2 had 2 times less than CoH at launch, CoH actually does decent medium/large scale.
Why didn't they announce THIS at e3 instead of that shitty HD version?
bigger the number of units better the rts is
not how it works
This is true. The button literally does nothing. Google is ran by morons.
posting the edited version
That shitty mediocre menu theme.
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SHIT, THIS IS BLASPHEMY.
The original one had a superb menu theme, and it didnt had to be scraped! YOU HAD ONE JOB, MICROSOFT.
Hear & compare. The original was cool, fitting for a game about warfare. Now its your average classical Jeremy Soule music Nº 5151491988582. Disgusting
AoE had a superb soundtrack, man, much better than AoE 2 imho.
This one was my favourite.
I might just be playing the contrarian here but at that stage an Africa expansions was probably the most interesting to do. All other continents and interesting nations had already been done.
I can't remember if the Asian expansion came before or after it though.
This. Africa is most of the world's land mass and there was fucking tons of conflict over it. Granted HD's expansion did fuck all right to justify some of the tech tree choices, it's nice they at least tried to include half of the world's conflict outside of europe and asia.
To be fair Planet Coaster is a far better example for a Roller Coaster Tycoon equivalent.
Holy fuck, those sounds, all these memories rushing back all at once. Oh my god.
that one sad RoN fag who thinks RoN is on the same level of AoE
even though it is a dumbed down version of it
Kill yourself. You have been glorifying that shit game for a long while, but it remains inferior no matter what you do.