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The Best Games for the Best Price! A Must-Buy!
on August 31, 2007
First of all, I would just like to say that this is such a good deal. I mean, ten dollars for the first two games AND both of their expansion packs? You can get "Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings Gold Edition" with its expansion "The Conquerors" for 20 dollars, or get this set, which includes all that AND the original Age of Empires with the "Rise of Rome" expansion for ten dollars less! Think about it. Ten less dollars for much more? Its a miracle in the form of a computer game set if you ask me. Ah, on to the games themselves.
Age of Empires:
A true classic, this game has to be one of the most fun games ever put out. Though the graphics are nothing dazzling, who cares? I have spent endless hours on this game, and beaten every campaign in it. If you don't want to play a full campaign, the random map games are equally as fun! The replay value of this game is also amazing. It seems more fun every time you play it, and its impossible to get sick of! The only part where you may get a teeny weeny bit anxious to move on, is toward the end of the Babylonian campaign. Don't get me wrong, it is still fun as ever, just not quite as action-packed as the rest of them. I give this game two thumbs up!
Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome Expansion
Ok, as fun as the first one was, beleive it or not, this one is even better! The gameplay is the same as "Age of Empires" and its mostly the same, except that there are new campaigns, new countries, new upgrades and some cool new units (camel swordsman, for instance). This game has a little more action in it. My favorite level has to be "Struggle for Sicily" in the Carthage campaign. This level is incredible, like many of the others. Some people say that "The Rise of Rome" isn't as good as Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings", but if you ask me, I think that "The Rise of Rome" is better than "The Age of Kings". In all, "The Rise of Rome Expansion" is as good as the original "Age of Empires", but because of the new units, and the new level layouts, is actually better. Two more thumbs up!
Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings
After the success of the first "Age of Empires" Microsoft thought they would continue the series, (thank goodness for us!) "Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings" is a knights-and-castles era version of the original. Gameplay is mostly the same, with improved graphics. Most everything is the same as the last one, because your main goals are still these: get lots of villagers, gather food, gold, stone, and wood, build an army, upgrade if you can, and win. There are some pretty cool units in this game as well, and the campaigns are awesome! The first campaign is about William Wallace (Braveheart, anyone?) and the Scottish army fighting against the Brits. Sadly, they used this story as a learning campaign, and its really easy. I think they should have made it an advanced campaign, but oh well. Its just as fun either way. There is also a Joan of Arc campaign, a Barbarossa campaign (the German knights are so cool in that one!) and many more. This game is well worth the money, and, just like the previous games, is very addictive! Two more thumbs way up!
Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings "The Conquerors Expansion"
This game takes "Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings" and kicks it up yet another notch! In this expansion, you can play a South American campaign, an Attila the Hun campaign, and a few more. I don't have much more to say about this game, because basically all it is is "Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings" with a few more units, and some cool campaigns. I enjoyed this one slightly more than the original "Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings", especially because of the South American campaign (the Eagle-Warriors rock!) So, as you guessed, another two thumbs up!
In all, this pack is better than a steal. Saying its a steal would be incorrect, because its better than a steal. You get countless, and I mean countless hours of awesome action for only ten bucks! This is a must own game, and even if you think it doesn't look cool, buy it. You will get so much entertainment out of it, and I would pay 50 dollars for this if I had to. Ten dollars is just so good! Well, this review is way too long already, but I hope you got some useful info about the game from this review. I have not yet purchased "Age of Empires 3", but the moment I can, I will. I am sure it will be very good game, and i hope and pray that Microsoft never stops putting out "Age of Empires" games!