CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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- Stunning scenes
- Spectacular combat
- Industrial Age units like rifled infantry, cavalry and tall ships bristling with cannons
- New game-play elements
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The graphics have improved, but did experienced significant lag and even game freezing at times due to ship combat on the duo-core Thinkpad, even with all graphic options reduced to minimal levels. Other than naval combat, the game played well. Not sure why the lag occurred.
There are some improvements to the game play where a single large farm can be built and no need to worry about cueing or constantly checking if there is enough wood to re-task the workers to harvest food. The use of a home city for the campaign game is really neat with special cards to provide resources, upgrades, or units. Each nation has unique units and cards. The strategy of the cards is very important, does the player want to have early age villagers to gather resources faster or hold on for the late age military units for the end game battles? This adds depth to the game.
The basic resources are still wood, gold, food, with experience for home city improvement (cards).Read more ›
So for those of you who are like me and need a guide-Open up your file folder that is in your start menu bar on your desktop. When that opens click on your hard drive-the one that shows how much memory you have left on your computer under devices and drives. Click on the File marked "Program Files" (it should have a number after it-mine was Program Files (x86)) and then scroll until you see the "Microsoft Games" file. Click on the "Age of Empires III" file and scroll down until you see the icon that has a Black Triangle Hat looking thing-should be the first one with the file name age3. Click on that-install the run program and there is your game. I added the game as a shortcut on my desktop so I don't have to go through this process every time.Read more ›
And I did get that. When I first started, I was very pleased at a lot of the new features that added more depth to the Age series' formula. The game is largely played in the same way as previous Age games, but with more depth and strategy. While a lot tend to compare it to Age of Empires 2, this game has most in common with Age of Mythology. You choose sides when you advance in age, create more special units based on your civilization, focus more on bonuses and units, etc. My favorite new addition was the home city shipment system, which allows you to choose units, upgrades, etc. to be sent to your town center throughout the round. You must choose which shipments will be available before each round starts, so there is careful planning involved before the game actually starts. This is mostly emphasized in skirmish and multi-player modes instead of campaign, but after the game starts is where the focus of the campaign should be anyway.
The game's main campaign series follows the Black family, starting with Morgan Black, set in around the 16th or 17th century (can't remember exactly).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I cant use it. it will not download and I can't figure how to get my money backPublished 24 days ago by Mike
One of the best games made by Microsoft! Thanks!!!! Best game in the universe!Published 1 month ago by william brown
Once I have downloaded (4x tried) I cannot open the game. There is no icon or link to actually play the game. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Game is awesome , took way longer then when I was told it be there ended up having to drive to post office to pick it up not worth the 5.00 S&H I paidedPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I tried downloading it four times and didn't! Just but it directly off Steam. Waste of my $40.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It's a "old" relaxing type of game...but still keeps the mind active for "an-old-stiff".Published 1 month ago by BJM