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Development Info A return to the age of Age of Empires II?

Discussion in 'Tacticular News & Content' started by oscar, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. oscar Tacticular Staff

    Aug 30, 2008
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    Tags: Age of Empires II; HD; remake


    One of the most loved RTS in the history of the genre has been getting a lot of fresh attention lately. Despite being 13 years old, a Steam-based remake of Age of Empires II promising enhanced graphics, higher resolution and vastly more reliable in-built multiplayer (though the game is still frequently played on GameRanger and cash-based tournaments exist) is set for release on the 10th of April. Is this a cynical, low-risk (editing resolutions and making the water shiny-looking can't be costing Hidden Path Entertainment too much) ploy based upon exploitation of nostalgia or will fresh life be breathed into an old classic as hordes of fans return to a genre-defining and hugely popular classic?

    Hopefully we'll see fantastic mods like Forgotten Empires and Age of Chivalry quickly ported.
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  2. Excommunicator Arcane

    Oct 19, 2010
    Baldur's Gate Enhanced: RTS Edition
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  3. Zeriel Arcane

    Jun 17, 2012
    If it just does what it promises and doesn't fuck shit up (i.e introduce new bugs or DRM-laden multiplayer), I don't see how this can be anything but a good thing.
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  4. Yeesh Magister

    Nov 10, 2006
    your future if you're not careful...
    Yeah, instead of churning out inevitably disappointing sequels, I wouldn't mind if the whole damned industry spent a year or two just going back and enhancing the graphics and stability of older classics. And they could add mod support too, as long as I'm dreaming.
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