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Age of Empires 2 HD "Steam Exclusive" out April 9th


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#1 BackInBlack

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

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*Includes both AOE2 + The Conquerors campaigns

*Enhanced Visuals

*Multimonitor support

*Steam workshop

*Enhanced Multiplayer



$19.99 base, $17.99 preorder.

http://store.steampo...com/app/221380/




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#2 Blaster man

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

Jesus they want $18 for that? I'll stick with AoE3 which I've barely begun and got the complete edition ON A DISK from the MS Store sale on BF for $10.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

I used to have hours of fun with AOE 2.. I will grab this one up the first time they put it on sale. (cheap ass)
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#4 itachiitachi

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

I'm not sure why this product exists, why not update AoE3 or make AoE4?

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#5 venturin

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

I'm not sure why this product exists, why not update AoE3 or make AoE4?


Because some people are very fond of AOE 2... Dusting it off and making it work on my new computer is going to be a great treat.

By your logic no one should ever bother with older Final Fantasies, they should only want to play the most current one, right?
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#6 ID2006

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

It looks nice. I think Age of Mythology is their best game, though. I love mythology, though, so maybe I'm biased.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

I'm not sure why this product exists, why not update AoE3 or make AoE4?


While I like AOE3 there were some loved AOE2 features removed for AOE3. The three that come to mind are the lack of an automated patrol function, troop formations, and a Regicide mode on any map you want (AOE 3 only has regicide on 1 map).
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#8 tcrash247

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

It looks nice. I think Age of Mythology is their best game, though. I love mythology, though, so maybe I'm biased.


Agreed. I recently reinstalled it, I would love a new version with updated graphics.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:29 AM


By your logic no one should ever bother with older Final Fantasies, they should only want to play the most current one, right?

No because the inherit difference in the final fantasy games is the stories rather than iterating game play.

While I like AOE3 there were some loved AOE2 features removed for AOE3. The three that come to mind are the lack of an automated patrol function, troop formations, and a Regicide mode on any map you want (AOE 3 only has regicide on 1 map).


So couldn't they just add all those features to an AoE3 HD version?

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:48 AM

I also want to play an HD version of Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. It wasn't as good as Age of Empires II, but still fun to build an army of Jedi.
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#11 venturin

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:10 PM

No because the inherit difference in the final fantasy games is the stories rather than iterating game play.


Psst.. AOE 2 has multiple story based campaigns, like one based on Joan of Arc.

- http://www.ign.com/a...of-arc-campaign

Nice try though.. What else you got?
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#12 itachiitachi

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

Psst.. AOE 2 has multiple story based campaigns, like one based on Joan of Arc.

- http://www.ign.com/a...of-arc-campaign

Nice try though.. What else you got?

Call of duty also has a story based campaign, that's not why most people play the game though.

Nice try though.. What else you got?

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#13 BackInBlack

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:07 PM

If you aren't sure why this product exists you probably shouldn't be in this thread.

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#14 KillerRamen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:18 PM

I was always a huge fan of all the Age of Empires games. I wasn't that big on Age of Myth, but I think that's because of the god powers.

Now I just have to determine if I want to buy AoE2 HD by itself or spend the extra $10 to rebuy AoE3 so I can have it on Steam...
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#15 venturin

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:09 AM

Call of duty also has a story based campaign, that's not why most people play the game though.

Nice try though.. What else you got?


Civ IV.. Why do people play that when there's Civ V? hmmm.. Why did they remake the first Fire Emblem game? Twice!

http://forums.steamp...d.php?t=2825541

Starting to understand now? Some people actually prefer an earlier version of a game, even when it has nothing to do with stories. Others may enjoy the nostalgia of playing an earlier game in a series. And that hopefully helps you to understand why the reissue of AOE 2 will soon be enjoyed again by myself and many others.
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#16 BackInBlack

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:42 AM

I was always a huge fan of all the Age of Empires games. I wasn't that big on Age of Myth, but I think that's because of the god powers.

Now I just have to determine if I want to buy AoE2 HD by itself or spend the extra $10 to rebuy AoE3 so I can have it on Steam...


Did you get it for 10 cents on game for windows live? Thats made it very easy for me to hold off on the steam version :D
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#17 KillerRamen

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:13 AM

Did you get it for 10 cents on game for windows live? Thats made it very easy for me to hold off on the steam version :D


Yeah, I got it for 10 cents. I also have it on disk, but I've spent so much time with it that buying it again really doesn't seem all that crazy to me.
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#18 itachiitachi

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

Civ IV.. Why do people play that when there's Civ V?

The same reason they played Civ II over Civ III, the odd number civ games aren't as good. I don't see an HD remake of Civ 4 though.


Why did they remake the first Fire Emblem game? Twice!

Because it is a story based game known for it deep character development. In addition it's not like old copies of the game are available in your you average shop, nor are you able to stick a famicon cartridge in you ds, 3ds, wii ect......
AoE2 on the other hand still works on the newest machines and has plenty of supply.


See the point now? AoE2 is not played for its charterers or story so stop trying to act like it is.

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#19 tcrash247

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

Man, you're so angry about this. They're remaking it and people want to buy it, calm down bro.

#20 KillerRamen

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

They're remaking it for Steam so I can buy it on Steam. AoE 2 is awesome and I can't wait to play it again in HD! :whee:

I'm guessing they're doing it for lots of other people too... It's already in the top 10 and it's not even out yet!
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#21 venturin

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:08 AM


See the point now? AoE2 is not played for its charterers or story so stop trying to act like it is.


lol you're so worked up.. You were the one that brought up the story bit, not me so give it up ok?

People are going to buy and enjoy AOE 2 because it is a good game. Yeesh..
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#22 tcrash247

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:50 AM

they're remaking it for steam so i can buy it on steam. Aoe 2 is awesome and i can't wait to play it again in hd! :whee:

I'm guessing they're doing it for lots of other people too... It's already in the top 10 and it's not even out yet!


But people shouldn't buy it because itachi said so!

#23 crystalklear64

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:44 AM

Civ IV.. Why do people play that when there's Civ V? hmmm.. Why did they remake the first Fire Emblem game? Twice!

http://forums.steamp...d.php?t=2825541

Starting to understand now? Some people actually prefer an earlier version of a game, even when it has nothing to do with stories. Others may enjoy the nostalgia of playing an earlier game in a series. And that hopefully helps you to understand why the reissue of AOE 2 will soon be enjoyed again by myself and many others.

You could just play AoE 2. For free.

They're going to ruin it anyway by removing the feature of only being able to have low res graphics. Fucking remakes.

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#24 venturin

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

You could just play AoE 2. For free


For free? Why in the world would I want to steal? I can afford to buy my games
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:09 PM

I'm not sure why this product exists, why not update AoE3 or make AoE4?


Let's go with because AoE3 blows compared to AoE2. My friends and I still attempt to LAN some AoE2 to this day. Why? Because I want to trebuchet the shit out of things not shoot them with tanks.

Two very different games.

Pre ordered mine ... now to convince some friends to actually get Steam haha. Anyone who pre orders can play a few days early as well

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#26 itachiitachi

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:17 AM

lol you're so worked up.. You were the one that brought up the story bit, not me so give it up ok?

Your the one that's trying to claim that it has a real story that would get people to buy the game. Why is it so hard to admit that no one care about the story?

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#27 crystalklear64

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:29 AM

Stealing games is your own business, but I was referring to already owning it.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:15 PM

How do you turn this on?

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#29 venturin

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

Your the one that's trying to claim that it has a real story that would get people to buy the game. Why is it so hard to admit that no one care about the story?


Dude.. Why do you keep arguing about nothing??


You posted this; "I'm not sure why this product exists, why not update AoE3 or make AoE4? "

The HD redo of AOE 2 'exists' because AOE 2 is a Good Game.

Why you keep trying to argue is beyond me, but, whatever
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#30 itachiitachi

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

Dude.. Why do you keep arguing about nothing??


You posted this; "I'm not sure why this product exists, why not update AoE3 or make AoE4? "

Because you posted a ignorant comment like this.

By your logic no one should ever bother with older Final Fantasies, they should only want to play the most current one, right?


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