Saturday, May 7, 2011

Age of Empires Online: Open Beta


If you happen to be a fan on real-time strategy games, then you have probably heard of Age of Empires. But what you may not know is, that they have a new game coming out this fall and its in open beta right now. Age of Empires Online, is going with the free-to-play model. This will probably make the more casual RTS players, like me, more prone to playing. Its unclear at this point though how much they plan on charging for the content.




The game has a cartoon style which I think goes together really well. Everything looks really well done in game. The buildings have a unique style. The animations are really smooth. The environment in the game has a really fun feel to it. Its not overdone to the point where it feels like a kiddie game. Overall the game is fun to play if you were a fan of any of the previous Age of Empires. It takes a little getting used to, but I found that I like playing the game just as much as I did with the previous ones.


If you want to get check out the open beta check yourself head over to the Games for Windows Live page and download the game. If you give it a try, let me know what you think.

26 comments:

  1. It's hard to do RTS games online. I'm obsessive compulsive, so I like my castles / bases / forts, what have you - to be pretty. Don't destroy my hard work... Plus, I'm not amazing at micromanaging and hot key spamming. Looks good, though!

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  2. Dude I loved this game as a kid. First RTS I played online ever...First RTS I played ever! Now I'm an SCII addict. Damn this game!

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  3. This is the best news today! I might share it on my blog. I loved the series. +follow

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  4. I played it and didn't really like it.

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  5. An RTS online?
    Nice idea.

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  6. I will definitely be trying this game out. I enjoyed the regular Age of Empires series games.

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  7. I used to play this for hours every day. Good info! thx

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  8. Wow, this came outta nowhere. I like the cartoony look alot and I'm very interested to see how it plays online. I'm excited over a RTS in the first time in a long time.

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  9. Thanks for info, i love this game, and will register there :)

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  10. I used to love the old aoe games i will check this out for sure.

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  11. It'll be interesting to see how a free-to-play RTS works out. As far as I've seen, I don't think too many in this specific genre exist.

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  12. I played AoE3 a bit. I think these graphics are horrible.

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  13. Nostalgica all over again.
    I played AOE a lot as a kid.

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  14. I really want to play this one

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  15. I think I might shell out the money for this when it comes out.

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  16. I loved AOE 1,2 and 3, and when I first heard there was going to be an online game, I was VERY excited. And then I saw the screenshots. And now I am sad.

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  17. This game is stupid, i hate that they made it cartoon.

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  18. i have not idea of this, thanks man!

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  19. Awesome news, will definitely check out. Thanks!

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  20. Wow thanks for the heads up. Will definitely try this out

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  21. The first comment is literally exactly what I wanted to say! But I will try it out..

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  22. Looks ace! What to have a go with after my exams I think

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  23. I'd like to get beta for this, but so far no word yet from them. It looks like a lot of fun.

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  24. I played this game till the binary code for the grim reaper came and collected its poor abused soul :P

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  25. this looks dumber than that Civ Revolution crap, stupid EA have ruined this franchise forever.

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