Cast your mind back to 1998. A time when we were all groovin' to the sweet sounds of Savage Garden, got jiggy with it without ever finding out what 'it' was, and marveled at the ways in which a giant monster called Godzilla terrorised a city. A city where an old Ferris Bueller changed his name to Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos. Anyway, around this time a new style of RTS broke out onto the scene. One that would capture the feel of both Civilization and Warcraft.
Age of Empires baby! And here were are twenty years later with a new remastered Definitive Edition. One that redoes all the sprites and music, and presents the classic RTS just as we remember it.
Back in 1998 though, visually speaking, Age of Empires was a non-widescreen (let alone ultrawide) low-res collection of pixelated barbarians and axe-men crudely walking through lush green locales in search of unfriendly villages to destroy. Fine for the time, cutting edge even. In 2018 a release like Age of Empires: Definitive Edition makes perfect sense. Not only does it bring the game into the modern era with new visuals and presentation, but it does so without messing with the original game and retaining the same overall look and feel.
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Like a fond memory come to life.