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xDeadP00lx
xDeadP00lx

Lullllllz, is this for real???? Preorder? I'm nostalgic and all, but c'mon! I think I'll just hang on to the cash for Total War Rome II.

Mighty-Lu-Bu
Mighty-Lu-Bu

I use to love this game. The trailer probably doesn't do it much justice and it will probably look a lot better once I am actually playing it.

Rocket2Uranus
Rocket2Uranus

game is awesome..

but no one decided "hey we are putting everything up... why don't we upgrade the sound engine and put a better version of music?" would of changed the "tone" of the whole game.  

looks better.. but still sounds like an old game.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

will defiantly be getting this. 

i miss good old age of empires 2. 

I used to play this in class at school with most of the other kids while we were meant to be doing work

bayernfan
bayernfan

Still one of the greatest RTS, but I get the feeling the publisher wants to cash in with just adding some cheap makeup

Elnath10
Elnath10

I miss games like this, good old stuff

lol with the last scene xD

D4rkey
D4rkey

Eeh, so they made it so you can play it in higher resolution?.. And I tought "Oooh! AOE II in supreme commander-graphics! wow!".......

Centurion-Legio
Centurion-Legio

At least it will work with windows 7. i can't play my aoe games because they keep freezing. i've tried everything.

Attvck01
Attvck01

Is it me or is it still the same even in 720p..  I get the impression they're still, for some reason, trying to accomodate for old systems. It could just be done through a simple graphical mod... in turn making it even more 'HD'.... and free perhaps.

nanosuit94
nanosuit94

Why the model still same? Why not re-mastered all model?

byrom23
byrom23

Charging new game price for an old game, why couldn't they just come up with AOE4?

JMcN76
JMcN76

AOE II is easily one of the most addictive games I've ever played. I still have the shortcut to play it on my desktop haha!

Sam-os_IMP
Sam-os_IMP

Looks the same, I remember years ago playing online..one game for over 10 hours..think I'll leave that in the past

hasancakir
hasancakir

It doesnt look like it is remastered or hd. It looks like they just readjusted it for 1080p and added some online features. It is still the old good game.

jookiyaya
jookiyaya

Ugh, the HD edition still has bad graphics and look at that animation. Seriously, how can you play this? It looks so boring.

LeMeAtOm
LeMeAtOm

doesnt look much like a remake to me, probably some improved textures and an upscale on the resolution, but you could do that with the original in some small part years ago..  still a great game though, ah the memories of early p2p lan sessions and dodgy dial up connection online multiplayer, brings a tear to my eye for more than just nostalgia :)

jacksamuk
jacksamuk

Yes, yes and yes!!! I can't wait to play this game! I wanna see it for real if its going to be in HD! 

Doesn't matter. Its good to see that they remastered a game that is so good. Shows to us that they didn't abandon the game completely and may even make a Sequel to AGE OF MYTHOLOGY. which I particularly think it deserves a chance! 

One of the best RTS out there that left a legacy and thousands of fans. 

But this is  not the subject. AOE2 is going to be replayed over and over by me. Now in HD. 


maneatingfruit
maneatingfruit

I have been playing the original for years but can't see much difference on the HD video here apart from the sea looking nicer. I'm not going to spend money on this. Now if Relic remakes AOK after COH2...

andytisnt
andytisnt

Everyone is saying it looks the same but u should switch the player to 720P and watch it on full screen

captainchoof
captainchoof

how can they call this hd are they for real man, looks like it was edited on a potato

saadomar90
saadomar90

Man, anytime i watch game of thrones, i just imagine AOE. I miss this game so much :(

Stesilaus
Stesilaus

Perhaps the screenshots and trailers don't do the game justice, but I simply don't see much difference between the HD edition and the original version.  They could have swapped out the sprite-based engine for an entirely new 3D engine without changing the gameplay.  (For that matter, they could even have allowed the player to switch between sprites and 3D models midgame!)

My first impressions may be mistaken, but I feel they could have done much more with the rerelease.

MustSeeMelons
MustSeeMelons

Bought it, played it, loved it! It's a bit clumsy at places, but.. i don't care.

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

Nothing a simple mod cant change to the original. I dont see the difference between this and the first version. 

TruSake
TruSake

TERRIBLE. Instead of throwing money away on developers to recreate a game (in horrible HD by the way) why not put the money towards building a new AoE game? what a waste.

JACOBDRAGON666
JACOBDRAGON666

Oh man im not sure if its made but id buy Empire earth 2 in HD in a heartbeat.

jimmytaker
jimmytaker

No point of comparison to Starcraft, they're both RTS, but they're way too different... I'm down with this remake, I'll try to get it as soon as it releases.

stevo367
stevo367

I hope they do this to more classics.  Since no one wants to make good RTS anymore this makes sense for those who still love to play them.

KingBobCat
KingBobCat

Would anyone else rather see a Rise of Nations HD/remake or is it just me?

kkee
kkee

Bought! I used to have so much fun with this as a kid. I can't wait to re-experience it all again!

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

who went in youtube to listen to the original theme of age of empires 2 after this 

say I

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

SO? this is still in 2D 

what's so HD about it??? 

and people still create awesome mods to this game (and gameranger supports the match making of these mods)

IgorZeCruel
IgorZeCruel

Awesome, I want this! And AoE 1! Ah, the memories...

blackeagle84
blackeagle84

Now, make a HD version of Red Alert, Dune 2, Doom, Doom 2, Warcraft 2, Starcraft Brood War, Simcity 2000, Simcity 3000, Resident Evil, Duke Nukem, Need for Speed 2, Fifa 96

bayernfan
bayernfan

and the makeup faded away... because I do not see any difference.

JMcN76
JMcN76

@jookiyaya Don't let the looks fool you, this game is a classic. 

LeMeAtOm
LeMeAtOm

@maneatingfruit they're probably selling it on the back of not officialy supporitng the original in modern windows

xDeadP00lx
xDeadP00lx

@TruSake I think we're all fans of the original enough to agree. I was happy when I saw the headline/link, and saw the video and was like, is this an April Fool's deal? The music hasn't been touched at all and only the water looks 3 shades better. Would love a nostalgic rebirth of a classic but rehashed in this decade for god sakes.

jacksamuk
jacksamuk

@stevo367  I agree! 

They should make a sequel to Age of Mythology... 

Do I need to say why?

optim2000
optim2000

@KingBobCat I haven't played it in a few weeks, but i still have rise of nations gold edition on my computer...great game