Age of Empires IV

Released: 28 Oct 2021
Reviewed: 22 Dec 2021
Platform: PC

In retrospect, I'm not really sure what I was hoping for from this. The idea of AoE2 with better graphics sounds great,, but in reality it loses it's shine pretty quickly. AoE 4, at least to me, feels pretty much exactly like playing AoE2 with better graphics & a few really minor improvements - like archers being able to stand on top of walls. Depending on your point of view, that's either a good or bad thing. From the original videos I'd hoped for something really impressive; like full building destruction, new mechanics etc. The graphics really feel like the bare minimum upgrade; they feel ok - but not "wow". However - the cinematics and history side of it are fantastic.



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