Verdict

8.0 Awesome

Age of Empires-The Definitive Edition’s visual upgrade is a notable one. It’s a complete 4K version packed with AI bots, original players with HD texture and detailed trees. The game is full of new art and animations. The best part about the remake is that it still feels the same. All these improvements whilst keeping the playstyle same deserves an ovation. The result is that it certainly doesn’t look 20 years old, but neither does it look completely new. The game performed spectacular throughout our testing phase. The AI still needs to be improved a bit more. The TechSeer gives it an 8.0 out of a solid 10.

Age of Empires came out as the first game running on Genie Engine back in 1997. A major release from the original Ensemble Studios. One of the first games that actually provided the players with real-time strategies. Real-time wars, instant decisions, and sudden retreats. Age of Empires had it all. From Romans, all the way to Egyptians Age of Empires features over 50+ civilizations all embedded in the beads of their cultural reputation.

Age of Empires- Definitive Edition Review

The classic click and select was the real thing. Your control over the game and every single character is solely upon you. You’re the only person who’s to be held liable for the destruction of your civilization. Age of Empires indeed took changing Real-Time strategy games into their hands and revolutionized it forever. Warcraft and DOTA inspired their gameplay from the pioneer. Arguably one of the best RTS games ever made, godspeed.

Age of Empires Definitive Edition was released on February 20, 2018. Developed by Forgotten Games and published by Microsoft Studios. The developers had only one intention in their mind

“Take the users on a Nostalgic Ride”

Age of Empire Definitive Edition comparisonThe game mainly focused on modernizing the graphics, visuals and the civilization histories whilst keeping the gameplay intact. Note that Definitive Edition is not a remaster of the original Age of Empires. Forgotten Games introduced some new features which indirectly makes the gameplay better.
Fast Farm Reseeding, Customizable user interface, Full-screen Toggle, Higher population limit cap, Villager Rally points are some of them listed.

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Clicking on a villager in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition brings you back to 1997. The sound effects and brief voice lines are cleaner now but still familiar even after all these years. Civilizations are still fighting over resources and to wipe each other from the face of the battlefield. The sounds have been made much better, and Forgotten Games introduced new sounds as well. The nostalgic charging into each other’s towns and setting fire to everything. One drawback in the original Age of Empires was the awful and terrible AI bots, some of them didn’t even know how to walk. The Definitive Edition won’t remind you of that. Definitive Edition brings you the best AI experience and of why Age of Empires was taken over by its much-improved sequel.

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The Definitive Edition’s visual upgrade is a notable one, though you might not notice how significant it is until you fire up the classic mode to see what it looked back in 1997. It’s a complete renovation rather than just provide the original players with HD texture and detailed trees in a 4K version. The game is full of new art and animations. The best part about the remake is that it still feels the same. All these improvements whilst keeping the playstyle same deserves an ovation. The game’s simply cleaner and easier to learn. The result is that it certainly doesn’t look 20 years old, but neither does it look completely new.

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The fact that the battles will still be among 8-players and a revived custom maps scene is appraisable. When multiplayer version of the game is launched, it’s an all-out fighting that hides a lot of Age of Empires’ problems with AI, but getting into a game is a bit of a problem, as sometimes the players don’t even make it into the lobby and get disconnected probably because of the servers.

AOE Definitive Edition takes you on a ride down the memory lane. If you somehow managed to miss out on trying the original Age of Empires, this is the time to start playing one of the best RTS gaming industry has ever experienced. The Definitive Edition is an excellent homage to the classic title that made the series what it is today. The game performed spectacularly throughout our testing phase. There were no issues with gameplay or the play style and the graphics sleek. The AI still needs to be improved a bit more. The TechSeer gives it an 8.0 out of a solid 10.

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