Age of Mythology Gold Edition (PC Games)
From Ensemble Studios™, the creators of Age of Empires and Age of Kings, comes Age Of Mythology. It is a game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the Gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men.
Taking on the role of one of nine ancient civilizations, players guide their people to greatness by commanding all aspects of their empire : gathering resources, raising massive armies, waging war against enemies, establishing profitable trade routes, building new settlements, enhancing production or military might with improvements, exploring new frontiers, and advancing through four distinct ages.
Age Of Mythology : The Titans adds the Atlanteans to the existing Greek, Egyptian, and Norse mythologies that are present in Age of Mythology. A new single-player campaign will add yet another chapter to the expansive panoply of ancient folklore along with the addition of new scenarios. Atlantean players will be able to call upon the might of the Titan Gods (such as Atlas and Cronus) multiple times throughout the game. They may also upgrade human units to heroes. The expansion pack will introduce new items to the game : 12 God powers, 15 human units, and 12 formidable myth units.
The above-written portion is from a previously done review. To date, I still endorse the playing of this game. It's challenging, interesting, and rendered very well.
I love this game. Initially, I began playing the demo when it was first made available to the public. Then, I purchased the full-version. Several years later, I'm still playing Age Of Mythology (plus Titans).
This purchase was a replacement disc-set. I'd played the old set literally to death.
If you like warfare-type games along with mythology and the creatures that are related to the various ancient cultures, you will like this game.
I must admit a couple of things, though.
(These items apply to the player-made games only.)
The mapmaker potion is a bit challenging because several of the AIs do not like to function properly and give out fault dialogue boxes at the start of a player-made game. Yet, the end result of a properly-functioning AI is great.
The triggers are also an obstacle at times. If you don't supply the correct ones, your game will not end as it's supposed to. This results in your being forced to either go into shutdown status or forfeit which is a loss both ways.
Regardless, the game is well worth it.
Any other issues can be addressed to the Microsoft Corporation. A patch is usually made available for remedying glitches such as game hang or their technicians will assist you by providing a solution.
This product works well with Windows Vista even though there is no listing (yet) for this platform on the packaging. The Compatibility Wizard cures that problem at installation time.
It's a very fast installation for a 2-disc game. Rapid loading on startup. Easy gameplay.
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