Age of Empires II HD, well HD? Not really. That doesn't change the fact that it's still a pretty good stragety game.
I personally love the unique units you can train in castles, for instance when you play as the Spanish you can train a unit called the Conquistador in your castle, a unit wich only you (while playing as Spain) can create.
The maps are quite big, so enough space for large battlefields.
While the naval battles aren't bad either, I personally love the land battles between two different infantry units.
The original 18 civilizations are still in the game, but a DLC has been added: The Forgotten (empires)
This DLC ads 5 new civilizations, including the Italians and the Inca's.
All civilizations have got their very own unique unit, and building style.
An awesome new campaign has been added aswell. Here are a few short descriptions about the different campaign scenario's:
1. Alaric I:
The trauma of the Hun invasion in the 4th century has shaped Alaric, the fearsome warrior king of the Goths. But can the beloved king secure a new homeland for his people in the territory of the collapsing Roman Empire?
Always hungry for glory and wealth, Sforza wanders around 15th century Italy, offering his services to the highest bidder. Will he pick the right battles or make the wrong enemy? Take the fate of the young mercenary captain in your hands.
400 years after the collapse of the Roman Empire, Italy is still up for grabs. Relive the tale of the port city Bari from the point of view of a Byzantine family, rising from the common soldiery to the nobility. Beware, for not only Bari is at stake, but also control of Southern Italy.
History forged an incredible legend around the man who ruled Wallachia in the mid-15th century. Holding his ground against the vast armies of the expanding Ottoman Empire, his cruel tactics made him the most feared man in all of Eastern Europe. Will his thirst for blood and the loyalty of his soldiers hold the Turks back for good?
Sounds good doesn't it? Well it is.
The €18,99 you pay for a game wich should be HD but the only thing HD in the game is the water, might be a bit much. But it's defenitly worth it.
Posted: February 20th, 2014