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Age of Empires III

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A Fascinating Real-time Strategy game with Impressive Visuals and Historical Feel

By Reinalei Jamir

On Thursday, June 5, 2014

After playing this strategy game, I tell you that Age of Empires III is merely an extension of the famous Age of Empires series. I have played the past two series and their add-ons for years. This game is a wonderful progress in almost every way. The graphics of this strategy game is astounding, and some of the effects are just magnificent.

I appreciate how they limit the building of structures and armies may be for the purpose of providing a balanced game, although, for me it is more entertaining if I can build as many as I want. Nonetheless, the villages are now much improved, and home cities are an important development in the game providing a much more satisfying feel. The multiplayer is very enjoyable. However, I often find some issues with its connection and lagging. Nevertheless, Age of Empires III is a top-notched classic real time strategy game. It is very interesting yet not difficult game to play.

Pros

  • It has a spectacular graphic presentation
  • Many contents and modes to play

Cons

  • Multiplayer has some lagging issues
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Become a better resource manager by playing the Age of Empires III

By Jackson Muoka

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Age of Empires III is a game that will instill players with skills on how to use resources well and overcome challenges. Using this real time strategy game, gamers will be required to select an empire of their choice, develop them and create a unique culture amongst their empire in order to overcome their enemies. Distributed by Microsoft Age of Empires III is developed by Ensemble Studio and is set during the colonial age of America where gamers have the choice to choose to play as the Spanish, Portuguese, German or even any other empire of their choice to conquer the western continent.

The strategy is very simple. One is expected to create their own troop, achieve their different objectives and be crowned the most powerful nation in the world. Gamers can customize the game thanks to the new customization possibilities of the game and this game comes with more added units.

Before choosing ones troop, gamers should study their strengths and weakness and also their abilities and choose the strongest army based on their strengths to overcome rivals.

Pros

  • • Gamers can customize this game to suit their playing needs
  • • It is available in different modes to choose from
  • • Comes at relatively a low price

Cons

  • • Not compatible with all operating systems but only windows XP and later versions
  • • Still has more improvements to be done on it
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One of the Best RTS Games Where You Can Create Your Own Personal Country

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, June 6, 2014

The game is awesome! The addition to the expansions of this game makes it much improved. The graphics is fixed, even when the cannons shoot, realistic smoke comes out. The game play is very polished. It doesn't use Internet connection to run this game.

The primary resources are food, wood and gold. You obtain experience killing enemy units, building systems, destroying structures and having a trading post. The campaign is prolonged especially with all the expansions.

Sound is great, and the online mode is flawless. The graphics have improved but did experience momentous lag and even the game freezes at times. Other than naval battle, the game played fine.

When I first started, I was very satisfied of the new features that added more intensity to the series. The game is mostly played, in the same way, as previous Age of Empire games, but with more intensity and strategy. While some users compare it to Age of Empires 2, the game has a lot in common with Age of Mythology. My favorite added feature is the new home city shipment system. It allows me to choose units, and upgrades.

Pros

  • Graphics is now in full 3D mode
  • The online mode is simply flawless

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  • Need high specification requirements for PCs
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • testing for developing my own game. tho i will not steal any code or graphics i will look at them and see how each strain works in corrisponse to the game

  • I am gonna play in my home this game, I will enjoy trying to end it, making me a better gamer dgsdfsdfsdfs sfsdf sfsh fgh id sfiusd dosdidsdssdcff

  • For gathering resources, fighting enemies, forging alliances with native people in a region, defend the base against attacking forces, advance through the ages

  • Personal use of the software to try and decide whether or not to bother getting the full complete edition. I have owned similar games before.

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used the next similar programs as starcraft, age of empire, supreme commander 1 and 2 and dynastie 5, I like play to strategic games,

  • Age of Empires two is similar to Age of Empire 3 so like yah and stuff can i just download this game or nah because i want to play it please

  • I have used other similar programs which i do not care to disclose at this moment or ever. So, please let me get away with this stupid question and download the thing.

What do you like most about this program?
  • it's view sight and the angle is so superb. while playing it looks like 3d.i would give about 100 stars to this game specially. this is written by me Sharan.

  • i like this program because it gives me the opportunity to download and enjoy different types of PC games. now i only have 34 characters left

  • graphics, and the game itself really makes me feel as though i am a knight denfending a casrtle killing peasants for fun with my firey sword

  • Fight enemies, build trading posts, forge alliances with native people, research harvesting capabilities at the market, train and upgrade infantry and advance through the ages

Age of Empires III is a real time strategy game in which you can select different empires, develop them and create a great culture in order to overcome your rivals.

This is a new edition of the classic franchise from Ensemble Studios and distributed by Microsoft. It is set during the colonial age of America, whre you can play as the Spanish, Portuguese or German empire, amongst others, and conquer the western continent to gain power and influence.

Create your own army, achieve the different objectives of your age and become the most powerful country the world has known.

Gameplay

This videogame offers new possibilities of customization. There are new units added, like the Tercio Pikeman for Span or the Prussian Needle Gunner for Germany, plus the classic soldiers of the age. Each nation has their unique units, their weaknesses and their strong points. Build a balanced army and you will be unstoppable.

The process of the game is typical of these games; you require different kinds of resources such as wood or gold to construct new buildings and weapons. You can upgrade the soldier type as well as the edifications.

You can play on your own on the Campaign mode or against your friends online through the Multiplayer mode in order to compete for who is the ultimate force.

Technical aspects

The graphics have been greatly updated since the last edition. Age of Empires III presents detailed effects and graphics that make it more realistic. It runs smoothly with a robust system, but if you don't have a powerful computer don't worry, you can turn your settings down in order to run it better.

The sound section has some new details that gamers will love. The quality of the effects is outstanding; cannonballs, the shots of the musketeers or the different sound of blades shocking are really impressive. The soundtrack also has memorable music that will place you in to the culture.

Alternatives

The RTS genre includes many PC titles and their themes are diverse. You can try Age of Mythology: The Golden Gift if you want something more fantastic and detailed. Stronghold Crusader is also a good alternative and you will be able to know the process of the Crusades to the east of the European continent on the Holy War age.

Age of Empires III Features

This game includes new improvements and new features which are detailed below:

  • New Home City feature which is a quite important support system
  • Different nations to take part in such as France, Russia, Spain or Germany
  • Campaign and Multiplayer modes
  • Availability of upgrading and customizing your Home City
  • Invest in native alliances, cavalry, warships, economy and artillery
  • Full 3-D graphics
  • Tone mapping feature
  • According to the sun position you will see different lights and shadows (High Dynamic Range feature)
  • Improved realism with the presence of cliffs and riverbeds

If you want to read more information about it, you can do it here

Conclusion

Age of Empires III is an outstanding RTS title that will charm all kinds of players - it is easy to learn but hard to master. Different cultures, different units and a great amount of time, this game has it all!

You will be able only to use it during a certain time period.

Some functions are restricted.

Pros
  • Good gameplay
  • Great battle effects
  • Very customizable
Cons
  • May be repetitive