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Age of Empires IV - Reviews Are Out

AmorousBiscuit

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Bottom of the (biscuit) barrel.
wut its only a 27gb install here.
Does the installer reduce in size or something? I'm looking at the preload and get presented with this


 
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Jigsaah

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I've never played an AoE before. Should I go back and play others before or is this just more refined than previous ones?
 

Jigsaah

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No clue it downloaded 27gb here and that's about it.
Really? Hmmm. Gonna have to se for myself. Looking forward to a new experience. I got the room on one SSD, but man, I don't need 4K. I play at 1440p on PC.
 
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Tams

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Why do some reviewers (e.g. IGN) criticize that the game play almost like Age 2? The fans of the series loved Age 1 & 2 for what they were. Age 3 was ... well something else that was almost no longer recognizable.

What a load of bollocks. AoE III was absolutely an AoE game. And they actually tried to do something different and innovative while keeping the feel of an AoE game. It also looked so much better than AoE II for its time.

I say that as a massive AoE fan. The only things that weren't great in AoE III were the map sizes and to a degree the campaigns (but if you like a cheesy story that you don't take seriously, even that is fun).
 
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Getting PC Gamepass to try this out. I spent hours upong hours on AoE2 both as a kid and in college, so I'm kinda curious to see the modern iteration.

Also didn't know it has been developed by Relic. Loved Company of Heroes so that's another plus.
 
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AJUMP23

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Made it through the tutorial. Pretty great.

I want to use dual monitors but it just stretches my screen across 2 monitors not ideal. I want to center on one and add more info to the other. Any info on how to get useful dual monitor support.
 

amigastar

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EDIT: After starting the download it seems it's just 62GBs
yeah, thats what i thought, no way this was a valid requirement. Or maybe thats the 4k pack.

Anyways, i've never played Age of Empires 2 so I don't care if Age of Empires 4 is too much like 2.
 
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Hinedorf

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219gb install.......jeeeeeez....went to install and found that neither of my hard drives have enough space, granted just gotta move media over to an external drive but that is FUCKING INSANE
 
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Anyways, i've never played Age of Empires 2 so I don't care if Age of Empires 4 is too much like 2.
Yeah... I've been trying it out for a bit and it felt like Age of Empires 2.5. Maybe that's what they were going for but I dunno, if that's the case I would just stick to Age of Empires 2, which Definitive Edition looks better than IV imho.

219gb install.......jeeeeeez....went to install and found that neither of my hard drives have enough space, granted just gotta move media over to an external drive but that is FUCKING INSANE
I think it's a gamepass thing. It's "just" 62GBs, the rest are 4K UHD cinematics which download you can cancel and just play the game as is.
 
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BigBooper

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Anybody understand how groups work? I add all spearmen to group 1, add archers to group 2. I have group 1 selected and then press shift+2 to add group 2 to my selection and it adds a random assortment of units to group 2.
 

amigastar

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Since nobody asked i want to tell you guys about the artist from Age of Empires 4.
His name is Craig Mullins and he did art for this game and some others.
I thought maybe someone would be interested in that. He's a modern master.
I'm telling this because sometimes we take these kinda things as granted and don't appreciate the real art behind it.
His website:



 
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lefty1117

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Since nobody asked i want to tell you guys about the artist from Age of Empires 4.
His name is Craig Mullins and he did art for this game and some others.
I thought maybe someone would be interested in that. He's a modern master.
I'm telling this because sometimes we take these kinda things as granted and don't appreciate the real art behind it.
His website:




Thanks for the info Craig
 

Fools idol

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Since nobody asked i want to tell you guys about the artist from Age of Empires 4.
His name is Craig Mullins and he did art for this game and some others.
I thought maybe someone would be interested in that. He's a modern master.
I'm telling this because sometimes we take these kinda things as granted and don't appreciate the real art behind it.
His website:




Indeed, his works are magnificent. I knew of him from his shared assasins creed works, just a deep sense of place in all of his works. I love his use of lighting.
 
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Bragr

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RTS games are the worst-reviewed genre in the history of video games, an 82 is really a 92.
 
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AJUMP23

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Since nobody asked i want to tell you guys about the artist from Age of Empires 4.
His name is Craig Mullins and he did art for this game and some others.
I thought maybe someone would be interested in that. He's a modern master.
I'm telling this because sometimes we take these kinda things as granted and don't appreciate the real art behind it.
His website:



Nice to see Craig getting work after his lackluster appearance in the Halo demo. 😀

Thanks for sharing I like the cool art and I like to hear about the people that can do stuff that I never could.
 
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Thaedolus

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I think I’m on the 4th camping mission or something now? It’s really great, I’m very much enjoying the history lessons and HD shots of modern locations, very impressive presentation. I’m gonna be excited to play online once I get rolling more