Age of Empires IV
could be the next iconic real time strategy game in short RTS, if not thee winner of the next game awards 2018, or at least that’s what I wanna believe. If you agree with me then keep reading, if not leave a comment with your thought’s!
I remember, when I first saw someone playing Age of Empires and it just came to me ” I WANT THIS GAME ” and that’s exactly what happened and is going to happen also with this 4th version. My first PC game I ever purchased with my own money & I remember the day well, was Age of Empires & men did I enjoyed it!
If the developers ( Microsoft Studios ) think about it, then this could be a one time chance of creating something huge, because the franchise of ” Age of Empires ” has so much fans out there, who would love to have a great comeback of this stunning game, which puts the expectations very high and with that said, they should really emphasis into the following things which I consider are most important to the success of this game.
The gameplay of ” Age of Empires IV ” should be very intense & versatile, mostly because in the previous releases I had almost anytime a similar experience, was it a win or a lose, it did not matter, the outcome was often very similar to the last one, or at least that’s how I felt at that moment. So for AoE IV I hope they will implement new systems, where you can win trough different ways, reaching a to the final resolution which is being a dominant force on the map, be it trough military power, economic system, KO all enemy’s or even making a pact of truce with all an live in harmony together, which would put also a end to the game.
I myself had always the most fun, by building up a gigantic army & rush over all the map to destroy all enemy’s and I think that this is probably something we all enjoyed, for which I expect the developers to create a really big variation of soldier classes with different ability’s to be used for each raze!
The graphics & design in quality should be up to the today’s hardware tech and be stunning, but I hope they don’t start playing around with 3D zooming effects or first person views, since this would be a complete time wast for this genre, which they should better spend into creating more variety of units to play with and since this is all about the empires, there are much to be added still we haven’t seen yet.
About the single campaign, it is OK to have one, but I wish not for a long one, instead I hope that they will put all efforts into making an excellent multiplayer section, since in today’s era, most games are played trough the internet against other online players, so this should be the main point of focus to expand and create something unique & entertaining with options for predefined multiplayer maps, but also a map generator who shuffles up a map to create a pure luck scenario for all players so noon can get a real advantage over the other because of knowing all the maps by memory.
Something I would definitely wanna see in ” Age of Empires IV ” is a better AI, or at least a good difficulty system where the computer will give you a real challenge to be defeated, be it trough economy or war, it doesn’t matter, but I would say that with today’s possibility’s we can expect from the developers to create an amazing AI which could even learn from our behavior and improve on that like the Amiibos from Nintendo, which you can train & make them harder to beat each time you fight against or with them! This is my biggest wish for this game, because in past games, I always felt that with a certain growth lvl of my empire the enemy computer stopped developing or building his army out, which got me really mad and frustrating, since I made the effort to build a great empire or a big fortress for nothing to happen, since the CPU stopped doing anything. Please do something against that ” Microsoft Studios “!
So, for the moment we have almost no info about ” Age of Empires IV “, only the trailer, which was released some time ago. For those who want to know when the game will be released, stay tuned to the official website and remember to check out my ” Games Shop ” for some oldies and up to dates collectibles are waiting for you for excellent prices like ” Age of Empires II HD “!