I said I’d fix that post, so here I am. I left the old one up too so you can compare,
but like, please don’t because it’s bad...
Onto The Post
Age of Empires is one of those games that’s been around forever. Launching in 1999 (the same year my brother was born) a lot of my younger days were spent playing this game. Up there with Zelda and Sims, AoE grew up with me. This is also one of those games my dad pirated and played too back in like, 2000, so it’s been around my home forever.
In January, a new expansion was released called “Lord’s of the West” and it looked awesome! So a couple friends and I bought it. It felt amazing getting back into the game and it being the way I remembered. Hopping back into a game like that, sometimes things like graphics can be a huge disappointment. Since the game has stayed popular, Microsoft has been updating it and keeping the visuals all pretty. I mean, it’s gorgeous!
This edition is the Definitive Edition, not the HD. The High Definition version came out in 2015 I think? This one was 2019, so it’s *fancy*. You’d think since I’ve been playing this game forever that I’d be good at it, but I’m not.
I streamed this on my second stream ever. My goal was to beat a harder A.I. and declare my victory on screen. I succeeded! And in the stream I got raided. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitch and how that all works, a raid is another streamer sharing your stream with their audience when they finish theirs. I was SO excited to share my victory with all those people! And that stream drove me to continue playing games online like that.
AoE is up there with Civilization V for me for strategy games I hate losing. I’m a sore loser already, but these two particular games, it just sucks. I put a lot of time into learning strategies and getting really good at Civ, so watch me try and do the same with AoE. This game is amazing!
Thanks for tuning in on my rewrite of this post. I love everything about this game and am so thrilled to share it! Professional games are my goal for this. It would be so awesome to play ranked AoE games! But yeah, thanks for everything, and have an awesome day!