A follow up to the 2'nd Age of Empires that everyone loved.
Among many this game is not so good, some things were simplified, such as gathering resources - now there are 3 instead of 4 of them and your villagers don't have to come back to the lumberjack or the city centre to store them.
Many smaller tweaks and adjustments, and of course a heavy focus on musket fights, artillery and the transition from Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution and father away into the 19'th Century.
It's a shame that there weren't any additional elements added to the Steam release of the game.
Controls being one of the more touchy ones. For instance, to change the hotkeys you need to manually go through each tab. There is also no Steam Cloud, but they did add Trading Cards so that's one interesting thing to look forward to.
This game is soon to have 10 years after it's release. But this edition is by far the best one yet. You get all the expansions. Working multiplayer with a community that still lives. And of course that same old strategy many remember and honor as "one of the best".
The modest presentation of it's ancestors passed away. I'd say that the magnificence of the soundtrack itself says a lot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EWfMfHlFck&list=PL37F10A7ECDC81CA0&index=9
A Musical score composed by Ensemble Studios musicians Stephen Rippy and Kevin McMullan.
If History is of any interest to you, if the New World conquests were something you're keen on. Buy this game, especially when on sale!