Age of Empire's 2 is back again. Tantalus Media made a new version of the old classic from 1999
The game got a new fresh look, new mechanics and three brand new campaigns. The new content is called ''The last khans'' letting us focus on the Turks empire. With this comes some new civilizations, four to be exact. A lot of ''old school'' graphics are much smoother now. The characters got a 3D model now as well and more alive than ever. From fishing pools to the grass between the houses. And of course, not to forget the rumble animation of a house or church being destroyed is a welcomed addition. A nice pile of rubble is left behind if you destroy your enemy's town center.
Quality of life
When you select armies without grabbing villagers, Path finding got a new overhaul as well. First some knights get stuck in the trees now they can manage to get out of the horror of the forest. Switching formations is smoother than ever with more options to hit enemies from sizes and every inch is used when you are in a massive brawl. and you can now see that from close by with the new zoom mechanic. The game can handle a larger number of units without problems. As in the previous versions they did get clumsy and getting stuck when too much "path-finding" was being loaded.
The e-sports section did get a boost as well. The HD edition of the game had already 4 major tournaments every year. This is boosting it even more. As we can see already that there are 2 new tournaments extra as well and many more players are joining it. Twitch is getting more viewers and players on the new gamer's channels. Everyone that played the HD edition is buying the newest edition of it as well.
A must have for the old veterans in the age of empire series.