Age of Empires II HD Edition Announcement Trailer
The game that defined that an Age is back and better than ever in HD.
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.
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.
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.
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
Still one of the greatest RTS, but I get the feeling the publisher wants to cash in with just adding some cheap makeup
Eeh, so they made it so you can play it in higher resolution?.. And I tought "Oooh! AOE II in supreme commander-graphics! wow!".......
At least it will work with windows 7. i can't play my aoe games because they keep freezing. i've tried everything.
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.
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!
Looks the same, I remember years ago playing online..one game for over 10 hours..think I'll leave that in the past
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.
Ugh, the HD edition still has bad graphics and look at that animation. Seriously, how can you play this? It looks so boring.
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 :)
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.
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...
Everyone is saying it looks the same but u should switch the player to 720P and watch it on full screen
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.
Nothing a simple mod cant change to the original. I dont see the difference between this and the first version.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
@jookiyaya Don't let the looks fool you, this game is a classic.
@maneatingfruit they're probably selling it on the back of not officialy supporitng the original in modern windows
@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.
@stevo367 I agree!
They should make a sequel to Age of Mythology...
Do I need to say why?
@KingBobCat I haven't played it in a few weeks, but i still have rise of nations gold edition on my computer...great game
@KingBobCat I'd rather see both actually. I loved both of those games.
@KingBobCat No. Not just you.
@thequickshooter LOL! i did, but it reminded me much of AoE 3