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Friday, March 2, 2007
 
Age Of Empires III Reviewed
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Macworld UK recently posted a review of Age of Empires III, the latest in the popular real time strategy series. Focusing on the colonization of the New World the game features improved graphics, realistic physics, and a new campaign. Macworld UK gave the game a score of five stars.

Where Age Of Empires III really succeeds is the sheer breadth and depth of the various units available to you. There are eight different civilisations to choose from (Portuguese, Spanish, French, Ottoman, Russian, Dutch, British and German), each of which has access to different military units (over 37 in total). On top of this, each civilisation goes through five different ages: Discovery, Colonial, Fortress, Industrial and Imperial. During each game you can progress from one age to another for an expensive levy. Moving up an age places newer and more advanced units at your disposal.

Indeed, the huge amount of things to build, see and do appears daunting at first, though it never seems to overwhelm. This is partly due to the superb single-player campaign, which takes you from mission to mission while following a captivating storyline (for a video game anyway). Each mission introduces more complex aspects of the game, while steadily increasing the difficulty. Absolute beginners can also work through the tutorials, although these do start off with ‘click on the unit then click on the screen to move it’, which will have more experienced players reaching for the Escape button.

The full review can be read at the site listed below.

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