MacGamer Reviews Fly! II, Age of Empires II
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Our friends at MacGamer.com have posted reviews of two new sequels: Bold's real-time strategy game, Age of Empires II, and MacSoft's civilian flight simulator, Fly! II.
Setting the scene for Age of Empires II, William Lemmon writes:
The fifth century AD - after two hundred years of constant incursions by barbarian peoples from the north and east, the Western Roman Empire has finally fallen. Although the legacy of Rome lives on in Byzantium in the east, Europe has descended into darkness....In an altogether different vein, Christian Franz preps us for his review of Fly! II:
Flash forward to the fifteenth century.... Constantinople has fallen to the Turks, and the Byzantine Empire is no more. Gunpowder has been discovered by the west, and has begun to be used in warfare. Imposing castles and towering cathedrals of breathtaking beauty and architectural intricacy have been constructed across Europe. The feudal system has risen and declined, beginning now to be replaced by supreme monarchs, banks, guilds and a middle class of bourgeois merchants. Classical learning, preserved for hundreds of years in monasteries, is being revived and studied. The Renaissance and the Reformation are just around the corner.
Between these two centuries lie a thousand years of chaos, upheaval, change and warfare. An epoch marked by learning and barbarism, chivalry and cruelty, piety and bloodshed; an epoch dominated by bishops, nobles and powerful, crowned kings.
General aviation flight simulators have always been a very special breed of games. Unlike most games, there is no real objective. There are no targets to bomb, no damsels in distress to rescue, there isn't even a time limit to beat. All you can do is fly your simulated plane from A to B. And yet, one of the most successful games of all time is a GA flight simulator.For the full reviews of these hot new games, head on over to MacGamer via the links below.
MacSoft: Fly! II
Bold: Age of Empires II
IMG Review: Fly! II
IMG Preview: Age of Empires II
MacGamer: Fly! II Review
MacGamer: Age of Empires II Review
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